Any Ideas??


Does anyone know of a database source that lists books by the location of their settings?

For example, the Maisie Dobbs series is set in London, Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe takes place in mid-Africa, Endangered Species by Nevada Barr takes place at the Cumberland Island National Seashore off the coast of Georgia and Doctor Zhivago takes place in Moscow and across Russia. Is there a database out on the Internet that tracks that?


  1. Comment by cafeshree:

    I don’t know of a really great place that does that (and I would love to find one!) but there are a couple of places I’ve come across lately that do do that a bit:

  2. Comment by Lazygal:

    I’ve been looking – and I can’t quite find one. Perhaps ’tis up to us to create one (a nice Google mash-up isn’t that difficult)?

  3. Comment by -lindy:

    You may be able to search your library! In the search box, type the place, then change the setting to subject instead of keyword. Just a thought.

  4. Comment by Aravis:

    I came across this book review site that allows you to search by setting:

    but I don’t know if that’s what you’re looking for.

    Then I came across:

    If you click on “booklists” at the top of the page, it gives you a choice to search by places. It actually looks like a place you might enjoy anyway. :0)