Jimbocho, Tokyo's Bookselling District

book store in jimbocho tokyo

Imagine an entire neighborhood filled with bookstores (not to mention yummy cafes and restaurants), selling everything from medieval manuscripts to paperback novels. Such a nirvana actually exists! It's called Jimbocho, Tokyo, and it's a haven for readers from all over the world.

Find out more about this awesome bibliophile paradise over at Book Riot.

Wine Subscription Boxes: A Comparison of the Top Services

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You know what makes a great holiday gift, for yourself or someone else? Booze! And wine subscription boxes are the boozy gift that keeps on giving, arriving at your door in regular installments. But which box is the right choice for you? I tried out a bunch so you don't have to. Check out my rundown of the pros and cons of the top wine subscriptions, from Winc to Bright Cellars, over at Wine Direct.

Salvador Dalí's Illustrations of The Divine Comedy

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Philippe Halsman, Salvador Dalí in Dali Atomicus, 1948
It could be argued that Salvador Dalí, one of the most well-known surrealist artists of the 20th century, had a particular gift for illustrating books. One of his major illustration projects was that of Dante's Divine Comedy, where he explored both heaven and hell with not only the dream (or nightmare) -ish eye of a surrealist, but with mystical mathematical equations and a romantic sensitivity. I take a look a look at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center's collection of Comedy illustrations and the similarities between Dante and Dalí over at the PULP.

Fall Food and Wine Pairings

brussels sprouts wine pairing

I'll admit, the only thing I like about fall is the food. So many delish fruits and veggies come into season, from pumpkin to apples to figs. But how do you pair this bountiful feast with the perfect wine? Worry not, I've got a guide to pairing wine with eleven of your favorite fall foods over at Wine Direct. Plus, there are recipes! So many recipes!

A Book Lover's Guide to Japan

Kinokuniya Shinjuku English book section

What are some must-visit bookstores, events, museums, and bookish sites to visit in Japan? I give you my shortlist over at Book Riot.