"In our habitual fantasies, writers do nothing but sit at small café
tables, sometimes meeting with their friends, other times gazing
wistfully into a pint or swirling an espresso before they scribble down
their latest brilliant thought. It may have worked for Hemingway, but
I’m here to tell you: that’s not usually what writing looks like. But
hey, it’s Friday. So what better time to indulge our daydreams and
salivate over a few of the bars and cafés that famous writers frequented
in days of yore? I mean, writerly fantasies aside, I wouldn’t mind
reading for a while in any one of these. Of course, this is nowhere near
a complete list of every place a famous writer ever drank—not least
because in the interest of avoiding the New York/Paris/Dublin trap, I’ve
limited the choices to one per city—so feel free to add on to the list.
Now, without any further ado: 35 literary watering holes in 35 cities.
Which one would you visit?"
Via Esther Schindler, who wrote "Today’s armchair travel… for readers"
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*** Xanni ***
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