Spotty Dog Books & Ale: Home to the Evans Hook & Ladder Co., the C.H. Evans Firehouse was built in 1889. Fast-forward to 2004, when a descendant of the original Cornelius H. Evans (a hobbyist brewer) converted the two-story space into an independent bookstore and beer bar.

Hudson Valley Travel Guide - Visiting the Hudson Valley - Country Living

16 Bookstores You Have To See Before You Die... Would be fun to go to a couple of those old bookstores with the beautiful architecture...

The Spotty Dog Books & Ale in Hudson, a good spot to sip and read, For those who enjoy both beer and reading, Hudson's Spotty Dog worth the drive

I love going into Barnes and Noble because of the atmosphere. I like how they incorporate the coffee shop setting in the book store. It's a great place to pick up a good book, meet with friends, grab a cup of coffee and unwind after a long day (Chapter 10 Buying and Disposing).

Hay-on-Wye, Wales is often described as the town of books; thanks to its large collection of bookstores and libraries, and none are more magnificent than Honesty Bookshop, a 24-hour open-air bookshop on the grounds of Hay Castle. The books, which are kept in bookcases against the castle wall, are paid for through a small letterbox. Elsewhere on the castle grounds, a mansion built in the 1660s is used for second-hand book sales.

The Ship, Hart Street, London

Vanderbilt Mansion: Two miles north of Springwood sits the opulent 1895 Vanderbilt Mansion, the first home in all of Hyde Park to have electricity.

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The Grand Café - Oxford

Beatrix Potter storefront, Gloucester. The store is built in the image of Beatrix Potter's "The Tailor of Gloucester" book illustration.

Skiatos Island, Greece >> Let's do this! So beautiful!

'The Narrow Door' - Bookstore - Paris - France

Olana State Historic Site: Thomas Cole's protégé, Frederic Church, furnished his Persian-style manse—perched 600 feet above the Hudson River—with pieces amassed from his travels.

The Library Hotel in NYC - the hotel is based on books and is located in a historic sliver building - too cool! #travel #books #nyc

Glass Bridge in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Powell’s City of Books, located in Portland, Oregon, is the world’s largest independent used and new bookstore. City of Books occupies a full city block and stocks more than a million used and new books. Photo by Randy Kashka.

Underwater Hotels - could I do it? Not sure.

Culinary Institute of America: Sure, it's fancy—and more than a little pricey—but this cooking school claims Anthony Bourdain and John Besh as alumni.

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