For those who have as strong an affinity for exploring the world via the written word as doing so in person, the week’s Bucket List is for you—a literary lover’s guide to the world’s best libraries.
Long has there been a connection between travel and literature. From the Odyssey to On the Road, many of history’s greatest tales were inspired by the exploration of new lands in some form or fashion. Just as travel has been a muse to countless authors, their literary creations have in turn inspired many of us to travel. After all, as Saint Augustine is famously quoted as saying, “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”
Paste Travel’s Bucket List columnist Lauren Kilberg is a Chicago-based freelance writer. Her travels have found her camping near the Pakistani border of India and conquering volcanoes in the Philippines.