1. Bart’s Books, Ojai, California “This is an open-air bookstore open until
“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.” – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
So begins one of the most beloved children’s tales in the world. “Hobbit-holes” captured the imaginations of audiences everywhere… enough so that some people decided to build their own. These beautiful houses were inspired by The Hobbit and would be right at home in the Shire!