I recently visited a town near where I live, Leavenworth, Washington. Leavenworth is a Bavarian theme village located in the Cascade Mountains. That's right, the entire town is basically a Bavarian theme park (with enough gift shops to make Disney Land blush). It gets criticized for being touristy and inauthentic, but I always have fun there and they really do the place up amazingly for Christmas (I saw probably four different incarnations of Santa walking around).
Mostly it was an opportunity to eat pretzels and the best vegetarian brautwurst ever (I've eaten many varieties of vegetarian sausage and they've all been disgusting, so this brautwurst was a real victory for vegetarians everywhere).
But I also had some great bookish experiences in Leavenworth. First off, I made sure to stop in at one of my all-time favorite bookstores, A Book for All Seasons. They have a wonderful little YA section with quite a diversity of titles.
Then, I made what may be the greatest bookstore find EVER. In the used section, I found a copy of Will Grayson, Will Grayson for only $6. This would be amazing on its own, but then I saw the shiny gold sticker on the front that said Signed Copy. I shouted "OH MY GOD!" and wondered which of the two authors might've signed it--John Green or David Levithan. And you'll never guess--it was signed by both of them.