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Atlas Obscura is, as its header says, a travel and altas to the world’s curiousities, which is exactly the type of tour guide I have been looking for all these years.  They just posted on Boing Boing asking for submissions of “Purveyors of Curiosities” and I thought that perhaps some of our readers could help them out (and maybe one of our writers, Miss Nixon).

From Boing Boing :

Whenever I travel, I always seek these sorts of shops out, but they can be awfully hard to find (there’s no page in the phone book for “odd stores”). If we could put together a good list of the world’s “purveyors of curiosities,” I think it would go a long way to making the Atlas Obscura into a really useful resource for curious travelers. So, please tell us: what are the most “wondrous, curious, and esoteric” stores in the world? (And if you have a few minutes to spare, would you consider writing up a brief description and adding them to the Atlas?)


4 Comment

  1. What a fantastic idea! I will keeping close to this with my kooky eyes peeled on the back streets for eccentric and eclectic London stores.

  2. Wunderkamer in Melbourne on Lonsdale St. I found it the other day. Butterflies, storms in glasses, taxidermy….