The Travel Tip All Booklovers Should Know

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Caroline Rødsgaard

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Have you ever received, maybe as a gift, or even bought yourself, a hideous souvenir? You know, one of those small pieces of nothing, that seems like a good idea to bring home. But then, when it is actually at your house, you do not know what to do with it? Well, then hold on! Because here is the ultimate travel tip for anyone who loves books. 

You can get them everywhere

It does not matter where you are travelling to, you should be able to use this tip almost anywhere in the world. Because this tip is about something many people love and enjoys. So what is it? Books – we are talking about books!

Authentic, local – or just like you want

So what do you have to do, to get a precious cool souvenir book? Find a bookstore, which sells used books, or maybe a marketplace, where they also sell books. Buy a book, in the language of the country you are visiting. It must be a used book. Why? Because this way, you get a little piece of something local. Something authentic. Of course this is only a tip, you can go about it however you want to.

Add your own details

If you want to, you can write in the book. Maybe write where you bought it, who you where travelling with, or just a memory from your trip. This way, you will always be able to find a part of your own story, inside of each book. The souvenir books are perfect for your bookshelf at home. They may be interesting centers of conversations, with guests you will have in the future. But also they are very unique and long lasting. And if you speak the language, of the country you visited, maybe you can even read the book?

Another perk is, that this is often a very cheap souvenir. Perfect for all kinds of travellers.

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