Booking Through Thursday - Vacation Spots

This week's Booking Through Thursday question:

Another question inspired by the Bunch of Grapes on Martha’s Vineyard having burned down on the Fourth of July. Do you buy books while on vacation/holiday? Do you have favorite bookstores that you only get to visit while away on a trip? What/Where are they?

Our getaway this weekend is all about books. I'll be meeting up with a couple of friends from LibraryThing (one is caribousmom, a blogger well known to some of you!) and we'll be staying here Friday and Saturday:

I'm sure we'll be checking out this little beach town for good bookstores, not to mention hanging out in the hotel's awesome library. Each room is themed for an author (the Edgar Allen Poe room has a pendulum above the bed); they have a restaurant called The Tables of Content. How bookish is that?

We'll return to Portland on Sunday and spend some hours at Powell's, which will be a special treat for the out-of-towners.

Not all my vacations are quite so book-oriented, though I often wander through bookstores when I'm visiting new or favorite places, and I always take books with me.

Check back in the Sunday Salon for a report and some photos from Sylvia Beach!



Smilingsal said...

Please take plenty of pictures of that hotel; what a novel idea!

Kathleen said...

Wow that place looks great :)

BooksPlease said...

What a fantastic hotel. I don't think I'd sleep a wink in thePoe bedroom. I'd prefer the Jane Austen room if possible.

I'm looking forward to seeing more of the Sylvia Beach, when I'm back from my break.

Julie said...

Oh, that sounds like so much fun! I want to come!!! I really enjoyed your post, have a great trip:)

Jennifer, Snapshot said...

How fun! Thanks for visiting my first BTT. I'm jealous of your proximity to Powell's, and that hotel sounds really cool.

I've never been to that beach.