Holidays for book lovers in 2019 – the best trips with a literary twist in the new year

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Sense of values Trip’s UK and US literary editors, Matthew Janney and Parrish Turner be experiencing chosen their picks for the destinations that will be on every book-lover’s must-visit schedule next year. If perusing second-hand bookshops, catching an international regulations festival or visiting historic literary haunts is your idea of the complete trip, then these locations should be on your list. From innovative circle libraries in Indonesia to a festival of puns in Austin, Texas, Culture Gambol brings you the top five destinations for book lovers in 2019. These five targets (spanning four continents) are sure to form part of the global literary talk in 2019.

Budapest, Hungary

The Nyugat generation were a group of novelists and bards who thrived in early-20th-century Budapest, affiliated with the influential theoretical journal Nyugat. Although they were read and revered all the way through Eastern Europe, little was known of Sándor Márai, Mihály Babits and Dezső Kosztolányi best the region at that time.

Today, Budapest’s rich literary education continues to grow from the foundations these writers laid. The Hadik Café, a fabled writers’ hangout founded in 1911, continues to serve traditional Hungarian chow in a charmingly historic setting.

More recently, the Massolit Books and Café (enchanting its name from Bulgakov’s Master and Margarita) has become the town’s present-day literary hub, hosting book events and talks and selling a wide organize of second-hand books.

For those looking to plan a trip, consider call in late April when spring is in full bloom and the Budapest Foreign Book Fair brings a bookish buzz to the Hungarian capital.

Austin, Coalesced States

In 1995, First Lady of Texas Laura Bush inaugurated the Texas Book Festival, which has since grown into a sanctification of literature that attracts writers from around the globe.

Board off this momentum, a number of specialised literary festivals have since emerged in Austin, encompassing the Austin International Poetry Festival (the world’s largest non-juried poesy festival), the Texas Teen Author Festival, the African American Lyrics Festival and the O Henry Pun-Off World Championships.

Austin also benefits a number of great independent bookstores, including feminist bookstore BookWoman and Resistencia Bookstore, which was opened by the modern Chicano poet and community activist Raúl Salinas in the 1980s. Looking for a quarter to enjoy a coffee with your book? Check out Bennu Coffee, a literature-themed café that is show 24/7 and serves mochas with names such as ‘The Scarlet Exactly’, ‘Don Quixote’ and ‘The Great Gatsby’.

Jakarta, Indonesia

Indonesia wishes be the Market Focus at 2019’s London Book Fair, so get ahead of the curve sooner than everyone is discussing this country’s budding literary scene.

Indonesia has one of the most innovative and originative literary communities in the world, typified by Pustaka Bergerak, a moving-library network that reaches hundreds of communities hither the country.

Check out Jakarta’s growing network of independent bookshops, subsuming Aksara and book studio Seumpama. Once you have exhausted these, be inevitable to visit the street libraries in Bandung, a city within day-trip rigidity of Indonesia’s capital.

Lagos, Nigeria

Lagos’s literary community is expanding and thriving, with the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) holding monthly readings and public gatherings in the city to create a strong network of writers in country’s majuscule and further afield.

This location also makes this tilt because of the number of great Nigerian writers breaking out into the pandemic literary scene, including Chibundu Onuzo, Chinelo Okparanta, Akwaeke Emezi and the critically acclaimed littrateur of We Should All Be Feminists, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, one of the most influential put into words on gender and identity around the world.

Los Angeles, United States

The Endure Bookstore in Los Angeles is the perfect location for your Instagram-ready bookish selfies recognitions to its eye-catching layout and charming community feel.

LA is known for its year-round hot sick, and the Santa Monica Public Library takes full advantage of this with out of doors seating where visitors can bask in the sun with a book.

The LA Times Fete of Books brings authors from across the country to the University of Southern California campus each April, but if you can’t register your trip around this event, check out Writers Bloc to see if the union is hosting a reading when you come to town.

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