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Around the World with Books

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August 3, 2022

Our Cobb Library community has traveled to every continent except Antarctica through books! 

Reading is a great way to experience new cultures and learn history from around the world. For some, books can even help them when they’re feeling homesick or to introduce family and friends to the place they grew up in.

Raymond Goslow, Senior Library Assistant for Periodicals, created this GIS (Geographic Information Systems) survey to create the Read Around the World interactive map showing all the different places books have taken people in Cobb. 

“I thought of this survey because I believe the library is not just a resource for people to use, it’s a place for people to share,” said Raymond. “It’s also great to see the diversity of locations represented, with at least one submission from every continent except Antarctica.”

Plan your next great literary journey! Visit Read Around the World for an interactive map with books that have taken people places. 

a world map overlaid with various book covers