Books

Books about Italy: A Reading List for Florence

September 4, 2017 // 16 Comments

Ah, so you're going to Italy -- to Florence -- the jewel of the Italian Renaissance. Here is my reading list for Florence, and whether you're looking for nonfiction and history, a book written by a famous Florentine, or you're looking for the best novels set in Italy, you'll find something here. [...]

Visiting New Orleans? Six Ideas for What to Bring Home.

February 26, 2017 // 10 Comments

If you want cheap, mass produced Mardi Gras masks or just another t-shirt, walk one block down Bourbon Street in either direction, and you’ll be set. On the other hand, if you are looking for the best souvenirs in New Orleans – you want something truly special to remember your visit, here are some things that will make you think about the Crescent City every time you see them.[…]

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Of Paper and Books and Ink

May 28, 2016 // 22 Comments

In an age where everything is increasingly digital, why do we love paper so? It’s the delicate scrollwork of a printed design. The fragrance of a leather book. The way [...]