Bucket List of a Bookworm

This is my bookworm bucketlist. The list is a work-in-progress. I will add from time to time whatever comes to mind with regard to books, reading and all things nerdy. Since I also love to travel, the list obviously involves a lot of that. It's like hitting two birds with one stone- travel the world and visit bookstores.

Here is mine.

 Visit the largest libraries in the world 
    Library of Congress
    British Library

 Finish the Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge.

 Read all of Clive Cussler's books.

 Read all of Dorothy Gilman's books.

 Read all of Dick Francis's books.

 Visit the world's biggest bookstores     
    largest floor space - Barnes and Noble Booksellers on 5th Ave., NYC
    largest shelf space - Powell's Books in Portland, Oregon

 Visit the largest second hand bookstore in the world
    Powell's City of Books in Portland, Oregon

 Visit the Shakespeare and Company in Paris, France

 Visit El Ateneo in Buenos Aires, Argentina
    It is an old theater turned into a bookstore.

 Visit Acqua Alta in Venice, Italy
   Boats, gondolas, and canoes act as shelves for both old and new books in this     bookstore.

 Buy a book on Word on Water, somewhere in the London canals
   This is a book barge. A floating bookstore.

 Meet my favorite authors that are still alive.
    Clive Cussler
    RS McCoy
    Rick Riordan
    Dan Brown
    J.K. Rowling

 Go to Universal Studios' Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
    Try butterbeer, eat the weird candies, buy a wand and a house scarf.

 Visit libraries and bookstores in New York City
    The Strand
    New York Public Library
    Left Bank Books on 17 8th Ave - specializes in first editions
    Rizzoli Bookstore

 Selexyz Bookstore in Maastricht, Holland
   This is a 13th century Dominican Church converted into a contemporary             bookstore.

  Cook and Book in Brussels, Belgium 
    A combination of a restaurant and a bookstore.

 Plural Bookshop in Bratislava, Slovakia

 Poplar Kid’s Republic in Beijing, China
   A bookstore where climbing shelves is allowed.

 Livraria Lello in Porto, Portugal
   Oldest bookstore in Portugal and frequently rated among the top bookstores       in  the world. Often visited by J.K. Rowling when she was teaching in English     in Porto.

 Livraria da Vila in São Paulo, Brazil
    Literally a house of books.

 Bookàbar Bookshop in Rome, Italy

 Cafebrería El Péndulo in Zona Rosa, Mexico City, Mexico
   Along with book shopping, it hosts live music, poetry readings and other             events in a place with balconies and live plants.

  Kníhkupectvo Martinus.sk in Bratislava, Slovakia
    Cafe, bookstore and music store. Good food.

  Munro’s Books in Victoria, Canada
    This was founded by Jim Munro and his first wife Alice Munro, a Nobel prize        winner for short stories in 1963. Its building was supposed to be designed          for the Royal Bank of Canada.

 Mendo in Amsterdam, Netherlands
   Run by Mendo graphic design agency.

 Daunt Books Marylebone in London, England
   Specializes in travel books. This shop is a former Edwardian bookshop with         oak galleries and graceful skylights. Alleged to be the first custom-built             bookshop in the world. 

 Visit Iceland.
   It has the highest number of bookstores  and publication per capita in the           world. They exchange books as gifts during Christmas Eve-- Jolabokaflod, or       “Christmas Book Flood". Majority of the books in Iceland are sold between         September and December.

 Buy a book in every place I visit.
   I have bought books in Missouri, Taipei, Dallas, Texas, Chicago, New York,         Boston, Singapore and Seattle.

 Walking Jane Austen's London
    Also a title of a book which is a tour guide of places and streets in London          which are in Jane Austen's books.

 Take a Jane Austen Tour
    A tour about Jane Austen's life.


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