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daunt books

from garrison keillor posted in literature by elvis_crabs

Daunt Books is a London bookstore known for its luminescent skylights and eclectic collection.

Garrison Keillor was inspired to open his bookstore at a new location after visiting Daunt Books.

According to a Star Tribune article: "You're sort of overwhelmed by the beauty of it. To someone of my age, who grew up loving books, that's a powerful thing."

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common good books

from garrison keillor posted in literature by elvis_crabs

Originally opened in 2006 at the Blair Street Arcade in St. Paul, Common Good Books moved to this new storefront on April 9, 2012.

Owned by Garrison Keillor, author of several books and host of A Prairie Home Companion, Common Good Books is located near the campus of Macalester College.

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six gallery (former)

from allen ginsberg, howl posted in literature by elvis_crabs

Started by a group of artists and writers in San Francisco, the Six Gallery was a small art gallery in a former auto repair shop.

Most notably, the gallery was the site of a famous poetry reading on October 7, 1955. Conceived by the artist Wally Hendrik, the "Gallery Six reading" (or Six Angels in the Same Performance) was a reading by six poets and writers that was one of the first public presentations by the Beat Generation.

At this reading, Allen Ginsberg first read his seminal poem, Howl. In attendance, a drunken Jack Kerouac yelled "Yeah! Go!", while Neal Cassady passed around a wine jug and a collection plate. Lawrence Ferlinghetti, who was also there, telegrammed Ginsberg the next day and offered to publish the work.

The Beats kept coming...

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the hemingway home

from ernest hemingway posted in literature by elvis_crabs

Hemingway first arrived with his wife Pauline to Key West in 1928. During a three-week wait for a car to be delivered, Hemingway finished A Farewell to Arms in Key West. Also completed at this location were the short story classics "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" and "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber."

After a couple of seasons in Key West, Pauline's Uncle Gus purchased this home for them. The home is filled with mementos of their time in Europe, as well as trophies from Hemingway's African safaris and hunts to the American west.

The home and grounds were a filming location for the 1988 James Bond film, Licence to Kill.

Today, the house is known as The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and is open to the public for tours.

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hotel del coronado

from l. frank baum, the wizard of oz posted in literature by elvis_crabs

At the time of its opening in 1888, the Hotel del Coronado (a.k.a. "The Del" or "Hotel del") was the largest resort hotel in the world. It has been featured in several books and films.

L. Frank Baum wrote many of his Oz books at the resort.

Stephen King wrote his story 1408 (film release in 2007) from a collection of real-life news stories about parapsychologist Christopher Chacon's investigation of a notoriously haunted room at the hotel.

It also was the setting for the 1975 novel Bid Time Return by Richard Matheson; however, for the movie version, Somewhere in Time (1980), the story setting and filming were moved to the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan.

The hotel is featured on a US Postage Stamp honoring director Billy Wilder, with images of Marilyn Monroe and the hotel from Some Like It Hot (1959). Other films shot here include My Blue Heaven (1990), The Stunt Man (1980), and Wicked, Wicked (1973).

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