Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Book Worms on Vacation

Literary Walk
Central Park
New York City, New York

Located in the middle of Central Park (Mid-Park and 72nd street) you will find a garden of authors, known as literary walk includes sculptures of the following people you may find heavenly to pass by on a nice day outdoors.
William Shakespeare
Sir Walter Scott
Robert Burns
Christopher Columbus
Victor Herbert
Ludwig van Beethoven

The mall runs from 66th to 72nd streets.

For those who may find themselves in England and yearning for more book worm culture I suggest Pavement Pounders.
Currently there are three guided walks:
Coleridge & Highgate
Romantics in Hampstead
Hampstead Between the Wars

and one in preparation

Fitzrovia, a Region of the Mind

And lastly but certainly not least this site seems to be the ultimate in pay dirt for literary travels

Books you may also be interested in checking out:
Walking with William Shakespeare
In the Steps of Jane Austen
In the Steps of Thomas Hardy
Words to Walk by: Exploring Literary Brisbane
Walks in Literary Santa Fe: A Guide to Landmarks, Legends and Lore
Walks in Hemingway's Paris: A Guide To Paris For the Literary Traveler
Walking Literary London: 25 walks Through London's Literary Heritage
Literary Chicago: A Book Lover's Tour of the Windy City
A Literary Companion to Venice
Literary Trail of Greater Boston: A Tour of Sites in Boston, Cambridge and Concord
A Literary Companion to Rome: Including Ten Walking Tours
From The Lighthouse To Monk's House: A Guide to Virginia Woolf's Literary Landscapes
Literary Nashville
The Ideals Guide to Literary Places in the US
Traveling Literary America: A Complete Guide to Literary Landmarks
Storybook Travels: From Eloise's New York to Harry Potter's London, Visits 30 of the Best-Loved Landmarks in Childrens Literature
Bookstore Tourism: The Book Addicts Guide to Planning & Promoting Bookstore Road Trips For Bibliophiles and Other Bookshop Junkies
The Book Lover's Guide to Florida: Authors, Books and Literary Sites
Walks in Oscar Wilde's London

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