If you’re like me, and a lot of others around the world, you’ve been working from home for the past few weeks and you’re starting to really feel cooped up. So I wanted to tell you about a book that will give you a feel for getting out in the world, Atlas Obscura.
As the name suggests, it’s an atlas. But unlike a normal atlas, Atlas Obscura collects information on all of the weirdest and most interesting places.
Some listings are close to home, like the Tiffany glass dome at the Chicago Cultural Center. Most are spread out around the world. Take for instance the African desert full of fossilized whale skeletons from when it was an ancient sea, or the zoo in Amsterdam that houses only micro-organisms, and the cathedral made of living trees in Italy.
Atlas Obscura is available to borrow as an ebook at both Hoopla Digital and Libby/Overdrive, but one book is not enough to hold all of the world’s oddness so there’s also an expansive website for you to explore.