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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.

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Footprint Morocco Handbook

Footprint Morocco Handbook

by Justin McGuinness

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • FLEXI-BOUND
  • 480 PAGES

With an overview of culture and history, color maps, site diagrams and detailed practical information, this comprehensive guide reflects the spirit of its author, an Arabic speaker who taught at the University of Tunis. (MRC18, $24.95)

Dreams of Trespass, Tales of a Harem Girlhood

Dreams of Trespass, Tales of a Harem Girlhood

by Fatima Mernissi

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 1995
  • PAPER
  • 242 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

This captivating memoir by one of Morocco's most outspoken women opens, "I was born in a harem in 1940 in Fez, a ninth-century Moroccan city." Mernissi captures not only the spirit of the place, but also the hierarchy and decorum of a Muslim family compound. (MRC10, $17.00)

Living in Morocco

Living in Morocco

by Stoeltie, Barbara and Rene

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2011
  • HARD COVER
  • 280 PAGES

From exquisite rugs and textiles to vibrant mosaics, courtyards and homes, this gorgeous photographic collection celebrates the beauty and allure of Morocco's architecture, with a particular focus on interiors. (MRC71, $29.99)

In Morocco

In Morocco

by Edith Wharton

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 223 PAGES

Wharton's enjoyable account of her month-long journey through Morocco after WWI captures the landscapes, architecture and many aspects of Muslim culture and history, and especially the cities of Rabat, Fez and Marrakech. (MRC02, $10.95)

Morocco Map

Morocco Map

by Michelin Travel Publications

  • 2012
  • MAP

An excellent road map in the Michelin style, featuring city and town plans and a full place name index. (MRC13, $12.95)

 
Culture Smart! Morocco

Culture Smart! Morocco


by Jillian York

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 168 PAGES

History, religion, daily life, food, health and safety are all covered in this accessible pocket guide to Moroccan customs, etiquette and culture, by an author who lives and teaches there. (MRC70, $9.95)

Eyewitness Guide Morocco

Eyewitness Guide Morocco


by Eyewitness Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 408 PAGES

Gorgeously illustrated and filled with excellent maps, this compact guide introduces Morocco's history, culture and attractions. (MRC58, $30.00)

Lonely Planet Moroccan Arabic Phrasebook

Lonely Planet Moroccan Arabic Phrasebook


by Lonely Planet

  • LANGUAGE & PHRASEBOOKS
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

This handy phrasebook includes pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary. (MRC15, $8.99)

Traditional Moroccan Cooking, Recipes from Fez

Traditional Moroccan Cooking, Recipes from Fez


by Claudia Roden | Madame Guinaudeau

  • FOOD
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 208 PAGES

First published in 1958, Madame Guinaudeau's charming guide to Moroccan cuisine explores the rich culinary traditions of Fez with anecdotes, recipes, drawings and chapters on everything from choosing spices and preserving lemons to the art of making and drinking tea. (MRC44, $14.95)

A Traveller's History of North Africa

A Traveller's History of North Africa


by Barnaby Rogerson

  • HISTORY
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 408 PAGES

Wide-ranging, accessible and effectively condensed, this brief history marches confidently through the centuries, covering key events and personalities in Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria to 1999. (NAF01, $15.95)

Islam, A Short History

Islam, A Short History


by Karen Armstrong

  • HISTORY
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 230 PAGES

Armstrong brings authority and experience to this vivid, clear-headed survey of the history and impact of Islam, from the birth of Muhammad to present-day challenges. The best short introduction to the subject. (ISL15, $15.95)

Morocco, The Islamist Awakening and Other Challenges

Morocco, The Islamist Awakening and Other Challenges


by Marvine Howe

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2005
  • HARD COVER
  • 428 PAGES

A penetrating look at political, social and cultural life in Morocco under King Mohammed V, by a former New York Times correspondent. (MRC75, $20.00)

Walking

Walking


by Henry David Thoreau

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 1994
  • PAPER
  • 92 PAGES

Slip this pocket edition of Thoreau's meditations on the spiritual benefits of this most civilized form of travel in your daypack for inspiration. (WLK04, $9.99)

Morocco Courtyards and Gardens

Morocco Courtyards and Gardens


by Achva Benzinberg Stein

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2007
  • HARD COVER
  • 240 PAGES

Splendid color photographs and aerial views of the palaces, mosques and signature walled gardens of Fez, Marrakech and Rabat. (MRC94, $50.00)

Allah's Garden

Allah's Garden


by Thomas Hollowell

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 196 PAGES

The gripping memoir of a doctor who, with more than 1700 other Moroccans, was held as a POW in Western Sahara for 25 years. (MRC118, $14.95)

Lords of the Atlas

Lords of the Atlas


by Gavin Maxwell

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 316 PAGES
  • HARD TO FIND ELSEWHERE

A classic account of the tribal warlords of the Atlas Mountains -- and of life in French colonial Morocco. A rousing tale and excellent introduction to Marrakech. (MRC35, $34.95)

Mogreb-El-Acksa, A Journey in Morocco

Mogreb-El-Acksa, A Journey in Morocco


by R B Cunninghame Graham

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 358 PAGES

Among the pleasures of this classic account of Cunninghame's trek to the forbidden city of Tarudant, originally published in 1898, is his portrait of Berber life in Morocco's High Atlas. (MRC11, $19.95)

Sahara Unveiled

Sahara Unveiled


by William Langewiesche

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 302 PAGES

Traveling across the Sahara from Algiers to Dakar, Langeweische has written an uncommonly good memoir of the desert, with meditations on its history, inhabitants and allure. (NAF05, $16.00)

The Caliph's House, A Year in Casablanca

The Caliph's House, A Year in Casablanca


by Tahir Shah

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 343 PAGES

A great storyteller, of Afghan descent and English-raised, Shah leads us through Moroccan society and culture with deft portraits of ordinary neighbors and craftsmen as he and his wife transform a crumbling palace in old Casablanca. (MRC66, $16.00)

Berber Odes, Poetry from the Mountains of Morocco

Berber Odes, Poetry from the Mountains of Morocco


by Michael Peyron

  • LITERATURE
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 128 PAGES

Peyron draws on his rich oral recordings from the last of the traditional bards, collected over the last 50 years, for this illuminating collection. (MRC123, $16.95)

Marrakesh, Through Writers' Eyes

Marrakesh, Through Writers' Eyes


by Barnaby Rogerson | Stephen Lavington

  • ANTHOLOGY
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 306 PAGES

A choice collection of travel writing on the Red City by 40 luminaries, including George Orwell, Winston Churchill, Gavin Maxwell and Peter Mayne. (MRC72, $34.95)

The Spider's House

The Spider's House


by Paul Bowles

  • LITERATURE
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 406 PAGES

Set in Fez during a 1954 nationalist uprising, this richly descriptive novel may be the most evocative of Bowles' many works based in Morocco. Originally published in 1955. (MRC08, $14.99)

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