This shopping guide is a companion to the 10th-14th November The Dead Writers Round-Up. Enjoy!
“I want you to believe…to believe in things that you cannot.”-Bram Stoker, Dracula
“Let your fiction grow out of the land beneath your feet.”-Willa Cather
B is for Brontë, Anne
In case you are just joining us: A Literary Road Trip #1-A Dream of Travel.
THE BEAT TRAVELS ON
“What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing?-it’s the too-huge world vaulting us, and it’s good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.”-Jack Kerouac, On the Road
Where we are going: Savannah, Georgia.
Why: Because we can.
Beat. The Open Road. Boys Club. Beat the open road, boys club. Make room for the rest of us. Freedom is in our hearts, too. We’ll take your attitude, your verve, your frisson, and carve our own ragged place beneath the wide skies. Word-passionate, flung far, sun-kissed. Beat.
“The only truth is music.”-Jack Kerouac
“He never went out without a book under his arm, and he often came back with two.”-Victor Hugo, Les Misérables
THE LITERARY GIFT COMPANY
This site is a book nerd’s paradise. Beware: it is a serious time waster for that very reason. On the plus side, their collection of literary goods is so wonderfully exhaustive that it is a one-stop shop for reading accessories. I hope you are wearing your comfy clothes, because you’ll be here awhile.
(MORE THAN) A FEW HIGHLIGHTS:
- THE LITERARY GIFT COMPANY: GO HERE
- PREDICTED SHOPPING TIME: 45 MINUTES
- BEST AWESOMELY UNEXPECTED ITEM: QUOTABLE CHOCOLATE BARS
- PRICE POINT: AVERAGE
- BOOKWORM HAPPINESS SCALE (OUT OF A POSSIBLE 10): 10+++
FIRST STOP: EDWARD GOREY HOUSE STORE
SECOND STOP: JANE AUSTEN GIFT SHOP
THIRD STOP: OUT OF PRINT CLOTHING
FOURTH STOP: THE READER’S CATALOG