Vacation Spots

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Another question inspired by the Bunch of Grapes on Martha’s Vineyard having burned down on the Fourth of July.

Do you buy books while on vacation/holiday?

Do you have favorite bookstores that you only get to visit while away on a trip?

What/Where are they?

I’m still devastated about the Bunch of Grapes, even though I usually only got to visit it once or twice a year–it was such a vital part of my trips to Martha’s Vineyard. Its (hopefully temporary) loss won’t affect my day-to-day book habits, but it was such a wonderful store on one of my favorite places. Stopping there was such a strong tradition, and I’m going to miss it as part of my vacations. But it made me think–I always buy books when I’m away from home. They’re as much of a trip-souvenir as any t-shirt or trinket. Better, even! And it occurs to me that I can’t be the only one of us who does that, huh?

81 responses

  1. I’d rather be reading on the beach than looking for a book to read at the beach!πŸ™‚

    Complete post here: http://breakingthespine.blogspot.com/2008/07/booking-through-thursday-vacation.html

  2. Here’s mine

  3. My very boring answer is up, here.

  4. thekoolaidmom

    Vacations are rare In the Shadow of Mt. TBR, but I did the best I could!

  5. Answering this week’s AND last week’s question here.

  6. Hello….my answer is here!

    Happy BTT everyone! πŸ˜€

  7. I love visiting the bookstores that were to be favorite haunts in towns I used to live in. Read about them here!

  8. I love visiting the bookstores that were favorite haunts in towns I used to live in. Read about them here!

  9. My response is up. Being on vacation and in a time zone that is two hours ahead of my usual zone makes it easier!

  10. I just posted my reply. Happy BTT to everyone!

  11. Perfect topic for this week – here’s mine
    Have a great Thursday everybody!

  12. Mine is up. I really enjoy this week’s topic! Happy BTT everyone.πŸ™‚

  13. Happy BTTs everyone (Hi Deb) ! I hope everyone have a good day!

    Here Mine!

  14. Hello everyone. Finally I can participate. Mac has been overhauling the server which caused a mess. Here’s the link. Oh ignore the JS-Kit comment.

    http://web.me.com/bluestocking_bb/The_Bluestocking_Guide/The_Bluestocking_Guide/Entries/2008/7/17_Booking_Through_Thursday%3A.html

  15. Here is my post. I hope everyone has a great weekend!

  16. Here is my post. I hope that everyone has a great weekend!

  17. Mine is up here. My weekend will be all about books!

  18. I confess, I buy books on vacation. I’ve even planned vacations around book buying.

    http://readywhenyouarecb.blogspot.com/2008/07/btt-book-buying-on-vacation.html

  19. Posting a bit late for my timezone. BTT on a Friday morning right hereπŸ™‚

  20. I laughed out loud when I read this post. This is totally me. Vacations=books!

    http://aleapopculture.blogspot.com/2008/07/booking-through-thursday_17.html

  21. I am so sad about Bunch of Grapes, as I’ve shopped there whenever on the island. My post is here: http://thewrittenword.wordpress.com/2008/07/17/vacation-spots/

  22. Here is my response!
    http://julyso4463.blogspot.com/

    A little late, hope everyone had a great Thursday:)

  23. Occasionally, to the first question, and no to the last two.

  24. I sort-of answered this question with last week’s BTT, but here’s moreπŸ™‚.

  25. I posted yesterday, but forgot to put the link here! Here’s mine: http://thebluestockings.com/2008/07/booking-through-thursday-15/

  26. […] July 22, 2008 at 8:33 am | In Books, Bookstores | Tags: Vacation Booking Through Thursday’s question this week […]

  27. Sadly, no vacation this year, but still a great question. Here’s my response: http://readmorebooks.wordpress.com/2008/07/22/vacation-books/

  28. Hmmm….I tend to buy books any- and everywhere…although when I’m on vacation, I tend to bring books with me. If I come across a cool book or bookstore though, I’ll indulge myself.

  29. well this is useful… (at least for me)

    very thanks

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    travel holiday

  30. […] Through Thursday July 17, 2008 madi01 Leave a comment Go to comments Vacation Spots July 17, 2008Filed under: WordPress β€” –Deb @ 6:38 amAnother question inspired by the Bunch […]

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