The San Francisco Chronicle created this thorough map of literary locations in and around the Bay Area.
As part of a yearlong celebration the 100th anniversary of Dylan Thomas’ birth, Visit Wales created this literary map of locations from the poet’s works.
The Literary Map of Africa hosted by Ohio State University provides a visual interface to access one of the most comprehensive databases of African authors.
All writing is removed from reality to some degree, so in bookmapping, considering the realness of a location becomes another layer of exploration.
These interactive maps of Westeros from the A Song of Fire and Ice and Game of Thrones show how fantasy settings can be the most interesting places to map.
In creating bookmaps, I am constantly thinking about how much to write about each location, and how audiences will use this information.
As this detailed map by Atlas Obscura shows, road trips have been central to much American literature as long as their have been automobiles.
The changing geographic relationship of the Italian city of Ravenna and the Po River is revealed in Dante’s Inferno.
The Los Angeles Literary Map by Warby Parker is a clean, visually delightful map that identifies locations in the City of Angels with literary significance.
The structured Hell described in Dante’s Inferno captures the imagination perhaps more than any other setting in literature.