One of the best things about the bookselling biz is that you get to spend the majority of your time surrounded by books. All day long, we get to see, touch, smell. (Yes, we have been known to sniff the books—don’t tell us you aren’t likewise guilty!) Unfortunately, sometimes it’s rather like being a dieter in a candy shop, because there’s never enough time to actually read all that we’d like to. Which is why the mere idea of these luxurious Reading Weekends in Sussex, England, has us drooling onto our Penguin Classics.
Forget about those busy tourist trips that leave you needing another vacation to recover from the first: this is all about enjoying the English countryside, eating delicious food, and—our favorite—curling up with a good book. Plus, there’s always a renowned author on the premises: past guests have included Geoff Dyer and Louis de Bernieres. Where do we sign up?
(Okay, rhetorical question: you can register here.)
—Via India Knight