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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)

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)

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)

Morocco Map

Morocco Map

by Michelin Travel Publications

  • 2012
  • MAP

A road map in the Michelin style, featuring city and town plans, as well as a full place name index. Tough cardboard cover. Scale 1:1,000,000. Two Sides. 28x36 inches. (MRC13, $12.95)

 
Marrakesh & Northern Morocco Map

Marrakesh & Northern Morocco Map


by ITMB

  • 2009
  • MAP

Featuring a detailed walking map of the Medina and surrounding New Town on one side and a map of Northern Morocco at 1:740,000 on the reverse. With insets of Rabat and Tangier. (MRC105, $10.95)

Cadogan Guide Marrakesh, Fez and Rabat

Cadogan Guide Marrakesh, Fez and Rabat


by Barnaby Rogerson

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 304 PAGES

This personal, comprehensive handbook combines Rogerson's insightful cultural and historical background with his savvy practical information and recommendations on what to see and where to stay and eat. (MRC50, $21.95)

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)

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)

National Geographic Morocco

National Geographic Morocco


by Carole French

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

An abundantly illustrated guide to the country, with essays on history and culture and color maps. (MRC117, $25.95)

Rough Guide Morocco

Rough Guide Morocco


by Rough Guide

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 596 PAGES

A practical, comprehensive guide aimed at the independent traveler, with detailed background on Morocco's culture and history and helpful information for getting around the country. (MRC51, $25.99)

Wallpaper City Guide Marrakech

Wallpaper City Guide Marrakech


by Wallpaper City Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 103 PAGES

A stylish, thin (it fits in your back pocket) city guide compiled by the design magazine Wallpaper's local reporters. Well-organized, with chapter tabs, many photographs and of-the-moment recommendations. (MRC146, $11.95)

The Food of Morocco

The Food of Morocco


by Paula Wolfert

  • FOOD
  • 2011
  • HARD COVER
  • 517 PAGES

A Mediterranean cuisine icon brings a lifetime of experience and taste to this gorgeously illustrated cookbook and cultural guide. (MRC129, $45.00)

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 History of Modern Morocco

A History of Modern Morocco


by Susan Gilson Miller

  • HISTORY
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 303 PAGES

Miller puts the history of Morocco from 1830-2000 into a global context in this incisive, readable survey. (MRC141, $29.99)

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 Mohammad 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)

Tangier, City of the Dream

Tangier, City of the Dream


by Iain Finlayson

  • HISTORY
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 372 PAGES
  • COMING IN DECEMBER

An elegant and scathingly honest history of Tangier's golden age (1920s-1950s). In crisp prose and witty vignettes, Finlayson lays bare Tangier's vices, virtues and the exploits of famous visitors including: Beat poets, heirs and heiresses, Tennessee Williams and Truman Capote. (MRC148, $18.00)

How to Read Islamic Carpets


by Walter Denny

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 176 PAGES
  • COMING IN OCTOBER

A handy, instructive guide to judging Persian rugs' quality, origin and level of craftsmanship, useful for travelers, students, professionals and collectors alike. (ISL112, $25.00)

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)

A House in Fez

A House in Fez


by Suzanna Clarke

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 263 PAGES

Clarke's poignant, gorgeously illustrated, tale of restoring Riad Zany, a traditional courtyard house in the heart of the ancient city. (MRC116, $18.99)

A Year in Marrakesh

A Year in Marrakesh


by Peter Mayne

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 190 PAGES

This brilliantly entertaining, insightful classic account of Marrakesh captures the rhythm and spirit of life in the alleyways of the Medina in the 1950s. (MRC55, $35.00)

In Arabian Nights, A Caravan of Moroccan Dreams

In Arabian Nights, A Caravan of Moroccan Dreams


by Tahir Shah

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 400 PAGES

Shah (The Caliph's House) weaves his own family tradition of storytelling with commentary on Moroccan spiritual traditions, culture and history in this account of his adopted home on the sea in Casablanca. (MRC80, $16.00)

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)

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)

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 Sheltering Sky

The Sheltering Sky


by Paul Bowles

  • LITERATURE
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 313 PAGES

Bowles' most famous work, by turns stark and transcendent, is a tale of three people whose lives unravel in the desert of North Africa. Originally published in 1949. (NAF09, $14.99)

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)

Year of the Elephant, A Moroccan Women's Journey Toward Independence and other Stories

Year of the Elephant, A Moroccan Women's Journey Toward Independence and other Stories


by Leila Abouzeid

  • LITERATURE
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 125 PAGES

Set during the Moroccan fight for independence, Abouzeid's novella focuses on the growing activism and struggles of a working class Moroccan woman. Published here in a revised edition with eight short stories, a study guide and new introduction on the impact of this landmark work since its original publication. (MRC37, $16.00)

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