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How many times have you gone to another town, walked into an independent bookstore that youve never visited before, and were just about overwhelmed by how tremendously cool and unique it was? Booklovers who travel with any frequency are quiteMoreHow many times have you gone to another town, walked into an independent bookstore that youve never visited before, and were just about overwhelmed by how tremendously cool and unique it was? Booklovers who travel with any frequency are quite familiar with that feeling -- the rush of adrenaline as they scan the new-release table, the thrill of finding a first edition theyve been looking for, the luxury of reading a chapter or two in a cozy, out-of-the-way corner. In fact, many bibliophiles make a habit of seeking out local bookshops wherever they go, whether theyre on an overnight business trip or a two-week jaunt across Europe. The Bookstore Tourism Travel Journal for Book Addicts on the Go is a handy way to record your literary adventures in detail so you can remember them easily, share them with friends, and perhaps even use them as the basis of a group bookstore road trip youd like to plan someday. Aside from its usefulness as a literary travel guide, this directed journal can also serve as a personal reminiscence for years to come, saving warm memories and long-ago details -- who you visited a particular bookstore with, what the occasion was, which books you bought, and so on. Its a reference, a history and a how-to all in one. The journal is a companion title to Bookstore Tourism: The Book Addicts Guide to Planning & Promoting Bookstore Road Trips for Bibliophiles & Other Bookshop Junkies. Larry Portzline, the creator of the Bookstore Tourism concept, is a writer and college instructor in Harrisburg, PA. He is a featured contributor on Abebooks.com and was a jury member for the 2005 Publishers Weekly Bookseller of the Year Award. He serves on the Advisory Board ofPenn State Universitys Center for the Book, and on the selection committee for South-Central Pennsylvanias One Book, One Community Program. He maintains the BookstoreTourism.com website and a daily blog, bookstoretourism.blogspot.com.