The Writer’s Museum In Edinburgh, Scotland

Behold this historic tribute to three famous Scottish writers in the haunting fog of Edinburgh... This is The Writers’ Museum. The Museum is housed in what is now known as Lady Stair's House at the Lawnmarket, on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. The small museum presents - free of charge - a look into the lives of... Continue Reading →

The Margaret Laurence House In Neepawa Manitoba

House Crazy Sarah's all-time favorite author is Canadian original Margaret Laurence. Margaret Laurence   1926 - 1987 House Crazy Sarah has long been enthralled with Margaret's series of poignant novels about the small town of Manawaka in rural Manitoba. The Stone Angel was Margaret's critically acclaimed novel about an aging woman set in  the fictional Manawaka.... Continue Reading →

Kim’s Bookshop In The United Kingdom

Kim's Bookshop came about in 1971 when Kim Francombe, an avid book collector, needed more space to house her vast book collection that was taking over her home. Kim opened a small shop in Worthing, England with a stock of 250 books. Kim’s Bookshop has grown over the years and now has locations in Arundel... Continue Reading →

Bredevoort, Netherlands: The Most Bookish Town in Europe

Have you ever heard of a book town? A 'book town' is an officially designated site that caters to bibliophile tourists. Bredevoort (with a population of about 1,500) is a small medieval town in the Netherlands that was designated a book town in 1993 because of its more than 20 secondhand and antiquarian bookshops. In... Continue Reading →

The Real Life Anne of Green Gables House

House Crazy Sarah is soooo homesick for her homeland lately. Normally she wanders around in a homesick stupor but not being able to go back to Canada this summer due to Coronavirus has made her even more crazy homesick than usual. There are few things more Canadian than good old Anne of Green Gables so... Continue Reading →

Scrivener’s Books and Bookbinding Shop In Buxton, England

Scrivener’s Books and Bookbinding in Buxton, England is thrilling for several reasons. For starters, it is a used/rare bookstore loaded with vintage books in a very unique centuries old five-story building. Prior to becoming a bookstore, the building was a Victorian shop with living accommodations. The cellar still houses the old kitchen range and stone... Continue Reading →

Monk’s House – Virginia Woolf’s Country Cottage

House Crazy Sarah would be remiss if she didn't do a feature on Monk's House - Virginia Woof's former English country home and gardens. There's something special in common about early twentieth century female writers: they had to have their bucolic county escapes - Beatrix Potter, Edna St. Vincent Millay. Virginia Woolf was part of... Continue Reading →

Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top Cottage

House Crazy Sarah loves writer's houses, especially historic cottages. She is crazy about beloved children's author Beatrix Potter's former cottage in Near Sawrey, a village in the English county of Cumbria because it was the writer's very own doll house. That's right, Beatrix Potter had her very own she-shed in the form of an English country cottage... Continue Reading →

Bookish Dreams: Old Library Now A Bed And Breakfast

Look at this amazing stately old library in which you can now wander around at night in your comfy jammies and fuzzy slippers! Gladstone’s Library in Northern Wales, UK is a 130-year-old functioning library that is also a bed and breakfast. A dream come true for us bookish nerds! Look how gorgeous and old-world it... Continue Reading →

A Century Old Theater Gets New Life As A Bookstore

  This is truly a stunning transformation! Old theaters are already so enchanting but add shelves and shelves of beautiful books and it is a breathtaking combination. The El Ateneo Grand Splendid is a book store in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 2019,  the Grand Splendid was named the "world's most beautiful bookstore" by the National... Continue Reading →

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