Literary City Guides: DC and The Berkshires

The first time I visited Washington, DC was the summer between my junior and senior years of high school. Our family took an expansive American history tour of the east coast, stopping in places like Boston, Philadelphia, and Virginia. I've since been back several more times, both for work and pleasure, and wish I'd had access to this city guide before my visit last April! Our nations capital has a rich literary history (it was once the home of Langston Hughes), and Renee Sklarew shows us the restaurants, museums, and even cemeteries that you won't want to miss.

A year after my first visit to DC, I flew to Boston over Thanksgiving weekend to visit a friend attending Williams College. We took a bus from Boston to the Williams campus in the Berkshires, and I spent a couple of crisp fall days drinking coffee on Spring Street and exploring the area, once home to Edith Wharton. Julie Turner is a frequent visitor, and knows the best places to visit, including the house where Herman Melville wrote Moby Dick.

Stop by to welcome the two newest guides to the collection!