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Lovers of travel and culture flock to Idlewild Books

By Melissa Kravitz Special to amNewYork

Idlewild Books is a popular destination for those who love to travel and want to learn a new language or about a culture. Several levels of German, French, Spanish and Italian are taught by native speakers while foreign literature lines the shelves.

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The exterior of Idlewild Books at 170 Seventh Ave. S. in the West Village.

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There are many travel-themed books to choose from.

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Maps are included in the literature you can pick up there.

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Visitors can also pick up books about entire countries, like these books on India.

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A person peruses a long table of books inside Idlewild.

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Even books on certain topics within different countries are available, including this book about Parisian buildings.

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Idlewild has a classroom where visitors can learn languages. Pictured is a blackboard with Spanish verb conjugations.