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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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Moon Handbook Vermont

Moon Handbook Vermont

by Michael Blanding | Alexandra Hall

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 238 PAGES

This comprehensive, compact guide includes helpful travel details and information on Vermont's history, natu-ral attractions and cultural tidbits (USE447, $16.99)

Michelin Green Guide Quebec

Michelin Green Guide Quebec

by Michelin Travel Publications

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 448 PAGES

A thorough introduction to the region in the classic Michelin style, featuring brief descriptions of all the major attractions. (CND66, $21.99)

Vermont Map

Vermont Map

by JIMAPCO

  • MAP

A double-sided road map of Vermont, shown at a scale of 1:317,000, with 15 detailed city maps, points of interest and travel suggestions. (USE51, $5.95)

 
Quebec Province Map

Quebec Province Map


by RouteMaster

  • 2013
  • MAP

The Canadian cartographers' map of the province at a scale of 1:750,000. (CND26, $5.95)

Dishing Up Vermont, 145 Authentic Recipes from the Green Mountain State

Dishing Up Vermont, 145 Authentic Recipes from the Green Mountain State


by Tracey Medeiros

  • FOOD
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

A collection of recipes from a broad range of cooks dedicated to sustaining and enriching local culinary traditions, this book celebrates the classic taste of the Green Mountain state. (USE449, $19.95)

A Traveller's History of Canada

A Traveller's History of Canada


by Robert Bothwell

  • HISTORY
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 220 PAGES

A readable and admirably concise march through Canadian history from prehistory to today, including a timeline. (CND82, $14.99)

How to Be a Canadian, Even If You Already Are One

How to Be a Canadian, Even If You Already Are One


by Ian Ferguson | Will Ferguson

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 275 PAGES

A tongue-in-cheek portrait of Canadian people and society, written by two native sons. Not entirely (but mostly) in jest, the book is an insightful look at the Canadian national character. (CND208, $19.95)

The Most Beautiful Villages of New England

The Most Beautiful Villages of New England


by Tom Shachtman

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 208 PAGES

New England's most picturesque towns and villages are presented through 240 full-color photographs. Accompanying descriptions fill in details about each town's history and architecture. (USE42, $40.00)

The Original Vermonters, Native Inhabitants, Past and Present

The Original Vermonters, Native Inhabitants, Past and Present


by William A. Haviland | Marjory W. Power

  • HISTORY
  • 1994
  • PAPER
  • 362 PAGES

A highly readable, scholarly history of the native inhabitants and cultures of Vermont, covering the arrival of the Paleoindians, Abenakis and Iriquois. (USE56, $27.95)

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)

Why I Hate Canadians

Why I Hate Canadians


by Will Ferguson

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 305 PAGES

This is the tenth anniversary edition of Ferguson's wickedly astute cultural salvo, the collection of humorous essays that launched his career. As you might guess, the title is tongue-in-cheek. (CND154, $15.95)

Green Mountain Farm

Green Mountain Farm


by Elliott Merrick | Lawrence Millman

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 206 PAGES

An entertaining, wry account of abandoning the city for rural Vermont during the Depression. A classic. (USE298, $19.95)

Arundel

Arundel


by Kenneth Roberts | N. C. Wyeth

  • LITERATURE
  • 1995
  • PAPER
  • 496 PAGES

The grand historical novel of Colonel Benedict Arnold's doomed march on Quebec in 1775, told through the eyes of a soldier in the Continental Army. Rich in historical detail. (CND43, $18.95)

Disappearances

Disappearances


by Howard Frank Mosher

  • LITERATURE
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

Mosher's award-winning first novel is the enchanting story of a young man and his whiskey-smuggling father and their adventures in the wilderness of northern Vermont in 1932. (USE378, $17.95)

The Inn at Lake Devine

The Inn at Lake Devine


by Elinor Lipman

  • LITERATURE
  • 1999
  • PAPER
  • 253 PAGES

Set in the 1960s, this is a romantic comedy about a young Jewish woman who becomes fixated on an anti-Semitic resort in Vermont. (USE50, $15.95)

Field Notes from the Northern Forest


by Curt Stager

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1999
  • PAPER
  • 329 PAGES

Combining the latest in scientific literature with his own observations, Sager's natural science essays explore the lives of the animals, plants and fungi commonly encountered in the forests of eastern North America. (USE03, $19.95)

Hands on the Land, A History of the Vermont Landscape


by Jan Albers

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 352 PAGES

Jan Albers traces the impact of human communities on the landscapes of Vermont, a unique perspective on the history of the state from the time of the Native Americans to today. (USE300, $34.95)

New England Autumn

New England Autumn


by Ferenc Mate | Candace Mate

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2010
  • HARD COVER
  • 160 PAGES

Magnificent photographs of farmsteads, pastures, forests, wharves and villages from Maine to Connecticut are paired with the poetry and literature of Dickinson, Thoreau and Waldo Emerson in this pictorial celebration of season. With a 14-page section of maps and practical travel information. (USE337, $25.00)

Reading the Forested Landscape, A Natural History of New England

Reading the Forested Landscape, A Natural History of New England


by Tom Wessels | Brian Cohen | Ann Zwinger

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1999
  • PAPER
  • 200 PAGES

In this entertaining, informative book, the history of the New England forest unfolds like a mystery novel. Wessels examines the character of the central New England forest through the clues left behind by fires, logging, storms and economic fads. (USE07, $21.95)

Reading the Mountains of Home

Reading the Mountains of Home


by John Elder

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1999
  • PAPER
  • 253 PAGES

Using Robert Frost's poem "Directive" as a companion on a journey through the woods of Vermont, John Elder weaves scholarly analysis with reflections on the cycles of loss and recovery in his own life and in nature. (USE55, $27.00)

The Nature of Vermont, Introduction and Guide to a New England Environment

The Nature of Vermont, Introduction and Guide to a New England Environment


by Charles W. Johnson

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1998
  • PAPER
  • 354 PAGES

Opening with a discussion of the geologic history of Vermont, Johnson provides a lively introduction to major habitats, plants and animals of the state. An excellent survey of natural history. (USE45, $22.95)

National Audubon Society Field Guide to New England

National Audubon Society Field Guide to New England


by Brian Cassie | Peter Alden

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 1998
  • FLEXI-BOUND
  • 448 PAGES

A compact, easy-to-use overview of 1,000 New England's trees, wildflowers, mammals, insects and other flora and fauna. It also provides an extensive overview of the area's geology, weather patterns and natural sites. (USE06, $22.00)

New England Wildlife

New England Wildlife


by Raymond Leung | James Kavanaugh

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2001
  • PLASTIC CARD

This laminated, fold-out, pocket-size guide features illustrations of almost 150 species of fish, birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals. (USE234, $6.95)

The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America

The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America


by David Sibley

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 432 PAGES

A compact, geographically-specific version of the Sibley Guide with all-new range maps, the same glorious illustrations and expanded, extremely valuable descriptions of each bird with status, habitat, range, voice and identifying marks. (USE262, $19.95)

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