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."
    Lyn Mettler
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    Stately columns at Twelve Oaks

    This former plantation home is now a bed and breakfast.
    Lyn Mettler
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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
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    Inside the Margaret Mitchell house

    Guests inside take in details from the award-winning author's life.
    Atlanta History Center's Margaret Mitchell House
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    Bonaventure Cemetery

    This Savannah Cemetery is featured in John Berendt's “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.”
    www.visitsavannah.com
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    Mercer Williams House

    The Mercer Williams House was owned by murder victim Jim Williams.
    www.visitsavannah.com
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    Emily Dickinson House & Museum

    Take a tour through the house, including Dickinson's bedroom.
    Jessica Mestre
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    Emily Dickinson House & Museum

    A scenic view of the poet's house and garden in Amherst, Mass.
    Jessica Mestre
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    Home of Walt Whitman

    This National Historic Landmark is located in Camden, N.J.
    South Jersey Tourism Corporation
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    Grave of Edgar Allen Poe

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

    This small property is said to have influenced the author's later writings.
    Nancy Grohol
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    Ernest Hemingway’s home

    The six-toed cats are descendants from the author's beloved feline Snowball.
    Rob O'Neal Photography
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    The facade of Hemingway's house

    Learn about the author in his stately Key West property.
    Rob O'Neal Photography
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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.
    Courtesy of the National Steinbeck Center
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    National Steinbeck Center

    Step back in time to learn more about John Steinbeck.
    Courtesy of the National Steinbeck Center
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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.
    2014 Universal Orlando Resort
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    Hogwarts Castle

    You might spot Dumbledore wandering through the hall of Hogwarts Castle.
    2014 Universal Orlando Resort
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