Category: places

Niantic Book Barn haul

Posted August 3, 2017 by Lory in places / 18 Comments
Niantic Book Barn haul

Last Friday, I took one of my few remaining days of vacation to make a trek to the Niantic Book Barn on the Connecticut coast, a sprawling complex of barns, huts, sheds, trolleys, outdoor shelving, and even a former outhouse filled with used books on every imaginable subject. Three additional, more conventional buildings down the […]

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Reading New England: The Institute Library (guest post)

Posted November 30, 2016 by Lory in places / 12 Comments
Reading New England: The Institute Library (guest post)

For a final Reading New England feature, I asked Chris of WildMoo Books whether she might like to contribute one of her wonderful library posts. Chris is a Connecticut resident, but she also travels far and wide, and wherever she goes she likes to take pictures of interesting libraries and share them with us. Please […]

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Bookstores of New England

Posted September 13, 2016 by Lory in places / 12 Comments
Bookstores of New England

Wherever I go in my travels, I try to visit local independent bookstores. And for Reading New England, I wanted to especially feature some of the fantastic stores in our region, which I’m still exploring. I turned to my fellow bloggers to give some suggestions, and they came through with a great selection. Of my […]

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Literary Pilgrimages: Washington DC

Posted July 17, 2016 by Lory in places / 10 Comments
Literary Pilgrimages: Washington DC

As promised, here are a few pictures from my recent trip to Washington, DC. On the first day we visited Washington National Cathedral, where I sang 32 years ago on a choir tour. It was as beautiful and impressive as I remembered, with amazing stained glass windows (fortunately undamaged by the recent earthquake) that depict […]

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Away for Reunion

Posted June 17, 2016 by Lory in blog housekeeping, personal, places / 10 Comments
Away for Reunion

I’m away this week for my quarter-century (!) reunion at Carleton College, which is a literary landmark as well as a wonderful school. As regular blog readers may recall, Carleton is the model for Blackstock College in the fantasy classic Tam Lin by Pamela Dean, and I did a post on the real-life locations behind […]

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New England Book Blogger Meetup

Posted May 25, 2016 by Lory in personal, places / 11 Comments
New England Book Blogger Meetup

As winter drew to a close, and it started to be possible to make social plans without fearing they would be cancelled by bad weather, I thought it might be fun to try to get together with some local book bloggers. The Boston literary district seemed a logical place for such a meeting, and so […]

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Literary Pilgrimages: Yankee Publishing

Posted January 19, 2016 by Lory in places, publishers / 8 Comments
Literary Pilgrimages: Yankee Publishing

As I was planning Reading New England, a year of celebrating regional books, authors, and publishers, I immediately thought it would be marvelous to visit an iconic regional publisher that happens to be located half an hour’s drive from me: Yankee Publishing in Dublin, New Hampshire. Founded 80 years ago with the start of Yankee […]

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Literary Pilgrimages: Emily Dickinson’s House

Posted December 8, 2015 by Lory in places / 20 Comments
Literary Pilgrimages: Emily Dickinson’s House

This visit was made in anticipation of next year’s challenge, Reading New England. To learn more and sign up, click on the link. In Amherst, Massachusetts stands the house where Emily Dickinson lived during most her life and wrote much of her incredible poetry. It’s now a museum where you can see some of the […]

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Witch Week 2015: A Guide to Blackstock College

Posted October 31, 2015 by Lory in events, places / 33 Comments
Witch Week 2015: A Guide to Blackstock College

This is the first post for Witch Week 2015, a celebration of fantasy books and authors. This year’s theme is New Tales from Old, focusing on fiction based in fairy tale, folklore, and myth. For more about Witch Week, see the Master Post. In Tam Lin, Pamela Dean takes her college experience and mixes it […]

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