Earlier this week I was walking around Willa Cather’s old neighborhood in Manhattan, The Village. Cather’s apartment was at 60 Washington Square South. She lived there from 1906-1909. The building is long gone and in its place are modern New… Read More ›
A photo essay from my recent visit to The Handley Library in Winchester, Virginia. A gorgeous Beaux Arts style building.
Whether you’re a bookworm, a history buff, or a tired tourist looking for some peace and quiet, the $5 you’ll spend visiting the Pritzker Military Museum and Library in Chicago is definitely worth the price of admission.
This fall I had planned on doing a walking tour of Willa Cather sites in Manhattan, but a foot injury has temporarily put the kibosh on long walks for me. However, last week I was able to make it to… Read More ›
I’m in Manchester, VT this weekend for Booktopia (a weekend full of authors and readers, created by Books on the Nightstand and now hosted by the Northshire Bookstore). The first year I came up from Connecticut for Booktopia, four years ago,… Read More ›
The (old) Otis Library 80 Broadway Norwich, CT Built by: Joseph Otis (July 1768-April 1854) Opened: 1850 Architectural style: Greek Revival The library opened with 250 volumes and over 1,000 subscribers. Hamlin B. Buckingham was the first librarian. By February… Read More ›
The Derby Library was built in 1902 and features the only gold leaf ceiling. A unique architectural gem.