The Literary Apartments In Kansas City, Missouri

The Literary Apartments in Kansas City, Missouri are a little known gem. They are named after famous literary figures. Also known as the Poet Apartments, the Literary Apartments were built between 1927-1929. The beautiful buildings are located in the Country Club Plaza district of Kansas City, Missouri. These photos of the apartment buildings were taken... Continue Reading →

Henry David Thoreau’s Cabin at Walden Pond

You may have heard of Walden Pond..... Henry David Thoreau, American transcendentalist writer, came here to get away from it all so he could focus on his writing. Henry David Thoreau He relocated to Concord, Massachusetts' Walden Pond in 1845 "to live deliberately." "I lived alone, in the woods, a mile from any neighbor.... My house was... Continue Reading →

Andalusia Farm: Georgia Home Of Author Flannery O’Connor

Andalusia is the lyrical name of American author Flannery O'Connor's former Georgia estate. The rural farm is located in Baldwin County, Georgia, outside of the town of Milledgeville. The white plantation house is where O'Connor wrote some of her last and best-known fiction Mary Flannery O'Connor (March 25, 1925 – August 3, 1964) was an American novelist and... Continue Reading →

The Magical Montague Bookmill In Massachusetts

This unique place is endearing. And apparently off the beaten path, because their motto is: "Books you don't need in a place you can't find!"  Located near Montague Massachusetts, the Bookmill is housed in an 1834 grist mill that has been reclaimed and repurposed as an independent bookstore. This is a place where House Crazy... Continue Reading →

The Mark Twain House In Connecticut

A fellow by the name of Samuel Clemens and his wife Olivia had this exquisite Stick Victorian / Eastlake style home built in the beautiful town of Hartford, Connecticut. Known more widely by his author name, Mark Twain (you may have heard of him), Clemens had the home built for his family in 1873. The... Continue Reading →

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 →

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