Literature from across the globe plotted using Google Maps


A new Google Maps mashup is giving bookworms a sense of direction when it comes to picking out new reading material. Launched on 21 May by UK organisation Lovereading, the map plots 200 works of literature according to their key locations across the planet.

“We have had the idea of a book map for a while as so many books vividly take you to a specific location — and I, for one, always like to read a book based on where I am going on holiday,” director and co-founder of Lovereading Peter Crawshaw tells WIRED.co.uk. “However it took a bit longer to select the 200 books (that are in V1.0 of the map) and then do all the research and building.”

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