World Book Day: Must visit libraries, bookshops and museums across the globe


NDTV Good Times | April 23, 2014 14:01 IST
 


You can't buy happiness, but you can buy books. And that's kind of the same thing. Happy World Book Day, guys!

With World Book Day being celebrated on 23rd April, we bring to you some of the most interesting places from around the world perfect for the occasion. From libraries to bookshops and even museums, these spots are must visits for all you book lovers out there.


Neha Dixit ventures into the lesser known parts of tourist hotspot Andaman and Nicobar Islands to discover Anet Library, a book lovers' paradise safely tucked into wetlands and mangroves.


Join Neha Dixit as she takes a walk down the streets of Daryaganj to find out why every Sunday, this 2km stretch attracts hoards of bookworms from near and from far, and of all types and ages.


Rest your ego and leave it up to this museum to show you where a truly great mind went to work, analysing patients, dreaming up and slipping out theory after genius theory.


Follow Amrita Gandhi up the Joyce Tower as she takes a tour of the living quarters of novelist James Joyce, and let the bookworm in you spot the elements so subtly reflected in his novel Ulysses.


Don't just watch, but experience the life and times of writer Franz Kafka by walking through this museum to truly understand the surreality of his reality.


Enjoy the quirks of Quimby's as Freishia takes you on a tour of this out-of-the-box bookstore that seems to capture the essence of not just Wicker Park, but of Chicago itself.


Walk the lengths of The Long Room at Trinity College, Dublin with Arun Thapar to discover the stories behind the various cultural relics on display, including the curiously named building itself.

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