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Best US spots for book lovers

Whether you're a fan of modern classics like the Harry Potter series or prefer literary giants like Poe or Hemingway, you can find a wonderful book-themed getaway somewhere in America. 

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Twelve Oaks Plantation

Just 30 minutes outside Atlanta, the Twelve Oaks Bed & Breakfast is said to have been the inspiration for the Twelve Oaks plantation in "Gone with the Wind."

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Stately columns at Twelve Oaks

This former plantation home is now a bed and breakfast.

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Margaret Mitchell House

At the Margaret Mitchell house in Atlanta, you can explore the home of the woman who wrote the Pulitzer Prize-winning Civil War romance "Gone with the Wind." You can even take a selfie next to life-sized costume sketches of Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler.

Atlanta History Center's Margaret Mitchell House

Inside the Margaret Mitchell house

Guests inside take in details from the award-winning author's life.

Atlanta History Center's Margaret Mitchell House

Bonaventure Cemetery

This Savannah Cemetery is featured in John Berendt's “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.”

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Mercer Williams House

The Mercer Williams House was owned by murder victim Jim Williams.

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Emily Dickinson House & Museum

Take a tour through the house, including Dickinson's bedroom.

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Emily Dickinson House & Museum

A scenic view of the poet's house and garden in Amherst, Mass.

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Home of Walt Whitman

This National Historic Landmark is located in Camden, N.J.

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Grave of Edgar Allen Poe

Brave literary fans will want to stop by the Baltimore catacombs.

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Thoreau Farm

This small property is said to have influenced the author's later writings.

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Ernest Hemingway’s home

The six-toed cats are descendants from the author's beloved feline Snowball.

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The facade of Hemingway's house

Learn about the author in his stately Key West property.

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National Steinbeck Center

This California exhibition center holds memorabilia that inspired many of Steinbeck’s stories, as well as personal items of the author.

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National Steinbeck Center

Step back in time to learn more about John Steinbeck.

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Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Fans of J.K. Rowling's blockbuster series will be in awe at this popular Universal Studios attraction.

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Hogwarts Castle

You might spot Dumbledore wandering through the hall of Hogwarts Castle.

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Best US spots for book lovers

Whether you're a fan of modern classics like the Harry Potter series or prefer literary giants like Poe or Hemingway, you can find a wonderful book-themed getaway somewhere in America. 

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