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What is bookmapping?
Bookmapping is simply mapping locations that appear in books or otherwise have literary significance in the real world.

Why would someone do this?
It's fun. Imagine going on a scavenger hunt, but instead of looking for things, you look for places, and instead of a friend making up the list, your favorite author does. Bookmapping can be satisfying on many more levels than a scavenger hunt though.

If you are able to visit the locations of your favorite books, you will connect with the works in new and likely meaningful ways. Standing in the exact spot that a character from a book or a figure from history has stood, and taking a look around will link you to those stories and their authors in a powerful way. Books will also begin to give you a deeper understanding of place. [Read More...]

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