Literary City Guides: Seaside Town Edition

In the seaside towns of Charleston, South Carolina and Portland, Maine, tour guides Annie Durkin and Emily Connelly know a thing or two about the best places to eat, drink, and read while you're in the neighborhood.

As it turns out, their literary scenes have a lot in common, like bookstores with impressive collections of rare and vintage cookbooks, coffee shops with decadent desserts (potato donut, anyone?), and plenty of readings to attend.  It's a literary traveler's dream, really, to hole up in one of the many cafes for an entire afternoon, reading a book you bought at the nearby used bookstore. Really, both towns are oozing with charm, and you'll be eager to visit after reading through the guides.

Stop by to visit Charleston and Portland