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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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Prague in Black and Gold, Scenes from Life in a European City

CZH09
Peter Demetz
Hill and Wang
1998
352
0809016095
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Both a history and an accessible guide to the neighborhoods and architecture of the city.
$28.00

Prague, A Traveler's Literary Companion

CZH08
Paul Wilson (Editor)
Whereabouts Press
1996
256
1883513014
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
This anthology of 24 vivid stories by Czech writers, both contemporary and well-known, brings the city, history, spirit and people to life.
$14.95

Eyewitness Guide Prague

CZH01
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
272
1465441271
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This superb guide features color photography, dozens of excellent maps and a district-by-district synopsis of the celebrated city's attractions. Handsome, convenient and up-to-date, this is the guide to carry.
$19.99

Prague Map

CZH13
Berndtson & Berndtson
Borch Maps
2016
2
3866095414
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A laminated, detailed map of the center of Prague at a scale of 1:10,000.
$9.95

Cultural Guide to Prague

CZH111
Andrew Beattie
Interlink Publishing Group
2014
256
1566569567
PAPER
Guidebook
5/30/2014
0
0
0
0
A survey of the history, architecture, arts, religions and important sites of Prague presented in clear, informative text.
$17.00

Lonely Planet Czech Phrasebook

CZH50
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2013
256
1741040477
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A palm-sized guide to pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary.
$8.99

National Geographic Prague and The Czech Republic

CZH55
Stephen Brook
National Geographic
2016
336
1426216998
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A guide to the area's artistic, historical and cultural landmarks, complete with maps and color photos.
$26.99

Danube

EUR58
Claudio Magris
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2008
416
0374522456
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
1
1
0
0
Mixing history, personalities and literature, Magris traces the course of the Danube from its source in the heart of the Austro-Hungarian Empire through the Balkans to the Black Sea in this anything but conventional travelogue, first published in 1986.
$17.00

Danubia, A Personal History of Habsburg Europe

CEU46
Simon Winder
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2015
576
1250062020
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Winder, author of Germania (GER270), considers the legacy of the Habsburg Europe in this charmingly digressive history and travelogue.
$20.00

Open Letters, Selected Writings: 1965 - 1990

CZH06
Vaclav Havel, Paul Wilson (Editor)
Vintage Books
1992
405
0679738118
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This inspired anthology of writings by the Czech poet-president Vaclav Havel collects 25 essays, letters and speeches written between 1965 and 1990, including those that directly influenced the Polish Solidarity movement.
$16.95

Prague, Capital of the Twentieth Century, A Surrealist History

CZH118
Derek Sayer
Princeton University Press
2015
642
0691166315
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A survey of Czech culture from 1918 to the end of WWII, a golden age of modernism. Sayer deploys his encyclopedic knowledge by focusing on small details in Czech art, design, architecture, literature and music, ultimately weaving these threads into a vivid tapestry.
$27.95

The Coasts of Bohemia, A Czech History

CZH10
Derek Sayer
Princeton University Press
2000
408
069105052X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A sensitively written and lively portrait of the highs and lows of Czech history over the past century with special attention to the fate of Prague in war and peace.
$52.50

The Magic Lantern, The Revolution of '89 Witnessed in Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin, and Prague

GER36
Timothy Garton Ash
Vintage Books
1993
167
0679740481
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
With a chapter each on Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin and Prague, this eyewitness account by an astute journalist and historian shows these vibrant cities during a time of great change.
$15.00

The Prague Book, Highlights of a Fascinating City

CZH127
Monaco Books
ACC Distribution
2012
256
3899449088
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
With gatefold images and panoramic views of Prague's most beautiful buildings, streets and squares, this souvenir book does full justice to the beautiful medieval metropolis. Ideal for travelers who want to relive the wondrous Czech city; as Franz Kafka said: "Prague does not let go."
$24.95

Dvorak and His World

CZH23
Michael Beckerman
Princeton University Press
1993
296
0691000972
PAPER
Music
0
0
0
0
A fascinating view of the Czech composer's personal life and his influence on the world around him.
$45.00

Beyond the Chestnut Trees

CZH53
Maria Bauer
Overlook Press
1986
224
087951244X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Bauer interweaves recollections of her youth in Prague with an account of a return visit 40 years later in this affectionate, classic memoir.
$19.95

Conversations With Kafka

CZH103
Gustav Janouch
New Directions Publishing Corporation
2012
219
081121950X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The young poet sketches his friend Kafka and his world in this revelatory brief portrait, now with an appreciative preface by Francine Prose.
$14.95

Havel, A Life

CZH116
Michael Zantovsky
Grove Press
2014
544
0802123155
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Zantovsky, a longtime friend of Havel, describes the many sides of the Czech leader. His intimate biography focuses on Havel’s achievements as a dissident playwright, his ability to negotiate with Czechoslovakia’s Communist oppressors and his time as the country’s first popularly elected president.
$30.00

Summer Meditations

CZH33
Vaclav Havel, Paul Wilson (Translator)
Vintage Books
1993
180
0679744975
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The first leader of the post-Soviet Czech Republic waxes philosophical.
$14.95

The Wall, Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain

CZH78
Peter Sis
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2007
56
0374347018
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
With his usual flair and attention to detail, illustrator Peter Sis deftly sketches the events, experiences and history of his youth in Prague.
$19.99

A Traveller's Companion to Prague

CZH65
Jan Kaplan (Editor)
Interlink Publishing Group
2005
252
1566565901
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
A portrait of the city, its neighborhoods, architecture, society and culture as seen through the eyes of writers over the centuries, including Petrarch, Hans Christian Anderson, Graham Greene and Patrick Leigh Fermor.
$16.95

Life with a Star

CZH43
Jiri Weil, Philip Roth (Introduction)
Northwestern
1998
208
0810116855
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A fictional account of the Holocaust told through the story of a young Czech Jew.
$21.95

The Complete Stories

CZH47
Franz Kafka
Schocken Books
1995
486
0805210555
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
All of Kafka's stories, including The Metamorphosis, A Hunger Artist and In The Penal Colony.
$17.00

The Good Soldier Svejk and His Fortunes in the World War

CZH11
Jaroslav Hasek, Cecil Parrott (Translator)
Penguin
2006
752
0140449914
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The deeply funny story of a hapless Czech soldier in the Austro-Hungarian army, dismissed for incompetence only to be pressed into service by the Russians in World War I, then captured by his own troops.
$16.00

The Little Town Where Time Stood Still

CZH117
Bohumil Hrabal
NYRB
2015
320
1590178408
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
As WWII ends and bucolic life resumes in her rural Czech town, Maryska shocks locals with her scandalous behavior, foreshadowing the new Communist political order poised to change life in the town forever.
$16.95

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

CZH16
Milan Kundera
HarperCollins
1999
320
0060932139
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Kundera's intriguing novel, praised for its meditations on the nature of men and women, and on the fearful emptiness of life in Prague under Communist rule. We also carry Kundera’s collection of short stories The Book of Laughter and Forgetting.
$15.99

More Books

Baroque and Rococo Art

EUR53
Germain Bazin
Thames & Hudson
1985
288
0500200181
PAPER
Art & Architecture
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
An excellent illustrated survey of Baroque and Rococo art and architecture, this volume in the acclaimed "World of Art" series is a good companion to the golden age of Middle Europe.
$21.95

The Book of Laughter and Forgetting

CZH17
Milan Kundera
HarperCollins
1999
312
0060932147
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Kundera strings together loosely related short stories to form an original and entertaining look at Czech culture.
$15.99

The Joke

CZH36
Milan Kundera
HarperCollins
1993
336
006099505X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The tale of how a Communist student, imprisoned and stigmatized for a mere joke, comes up with a plan for revenge years later.
$13.99

Architecture of New Prague 1895-1945

CZH49
Rostislav Svacha, Alexandra Buchler (Translator), Jan Maly (Photographer)
MIT Press
1995
544
0262193582
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Architects and tourists with a serious interest in architecture will want this book. Originally published in Czech in 1985, it stakes out the first half of the 20th century as a seminal period for Czech architecture.
$75.00

Lonely Planet Prague and the Czech Republic

CZH52
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2014
352
1742208940
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This practical guide to Prague and the Czech Republic features maps, a good overview of culture, history and nature, and plenty of information on excursions, accommodations and sightseeing. With color photographs and excellent travel information.
$21.99

Prague, A Cultural History

CZH57
Richard Burton
Interlink Publishing Group
2003
142
1566564905
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A marvelous, intellectually stimulating portrait of Prague, and especially of its role as an inspiration for writers and artists, in the series Cities of the Imagination.
$15.00

Travelers' Tales Prague and the Czech Republic, True Stories

CZH60
David Farley, Jessie Sholl
Traveler's Tales
2006
356
1932361332
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
A well-chosen selection of mostly modern tales of intrigue, adventure and fun. With contributions by Myla Goldberg, Helen Epstein, Jan Morris, and Francine Prose.
$17.95

Eyewitness Guide Czech and Slovak Republics

CZH68
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2013
448
0756694965
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An illustrated guide to the history, culture, people and nature of the Czech and Slovak Republics in the popular series, with dozens of excellent maps and color photographs.
$28.00

National Geographic Jewish Heritage Travel, A Guide to Eastern Europe

EUR241
Ruth Ellen Gruber
National Geographic
2007
320
1426200463
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A guide to the Jewish culture and history of Austria, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria and Romania, the former Yugoslavia, Ukraine and Lithuania.
$18.95

Frommer's Prague Day by Day

CZH85
Mark Baker
Frommer's
2013
192
1628870281
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This handy, compact guide includes a separate fold-out map of the city center and detailed itineraries for experiencing the best of Prague.
$13.95

I Served the King of England

CZH87
Bohumil Hrabal
New Directions Publishing Corporation
2007
241
081121687X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A rollicking trip through the history of 20th century Czechoslovakia, Hrabal's comic masterpiece follows the misadventures of a simple but hugely ambitious waiter in pre-World War II Prague, who rises to wealth only to lose everything with the onset of Communism,
$15.95

DK Eyewitness Top Ten Prague

CZH90
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
128
1465445846
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions in Prague.
$14.00

The Czech Reader, History, Culture, Politics

CZH96
Jan Bazant (Editor)
Duke
2010
568
0822347946
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A fascinating survey of Czech history, culture and politics, part of the World Readers series, and composed of the writings and impressions of luminaries, leaders and ordinary Czechs. Among the highlights are Joan of Arc’s letter to the Hussites, the composer Antonin Dvorak’s letter from the New World and literary selections from Kafka, Kundera and Vaclav Havel.
$29.95

Harlequin's Millions

CZH105
Bohumil Hrabal
Archipelago Books
2014
260
0981955738
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
At the crossroads of comic novel and fairy tale, this story of old age, exploration, and magic is set in a small castle in rural Czechoslovakia.
$18.00

Secret Prague

CZH112
Martin Stejskal
National Book Network
2013
253
2361950278
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Highlighting the most strange, fascinating and esoteric sights of any destination, Secret guides are compiled by locals and organized by neighborhood.
$21.95

Walking Prague, The Best of the City

CZH115
Will Tizard
National Geographic Globes
2015
192
1426214707
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An illustrated, literate guide to scenic and historical walks throughout Prague, much enhanced by color photography and maps. Compact, but includes background on culture and natural history.
$14.95

Rick Steves Prague & the Czech Republic

CZH121
Rick Steves
Avalon Travel Publishing
2017
364
1631216198
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Perfect for travelers who prefer self-guided walking tours of major cities. Steves divides Prague into some well-planned walks and takes travelers through each, step-by-step. Also includes sections on eating, shopping, lodging, etc. About half the book is dedicated to the greater Czech Republic.
$19.99

Czech Republic Adventure Map

CZH122
National Geographic Maps
National Geographic Maps
2013
2
1566956412
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed map at a scale of 1:375,000, printed on handy tear- and water-resistant paper.
$11.95

Prague Destination Map

CZH123
National Geographic Maps
National Geographic Maps
2008
1
159775160X
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed, fold-out city map with 3-D styled drawings and a map of the transit system at a scale of 1:7,250.
$7.95

Only In Prague

CZH126
Duncan J. D. Smith
Interlink Publishing Group
2015
232
3950366245
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Featuring Prague's curious attractions and the stories behind them, this erudite guide in the Only In series is an entertaining read that will surprise travelers and locals alike. With plenty of full-color illustrations.
$22.95

For Kids

Eyewitness Castle

EUR335
Christopher Gravett
DK Publishing
2008
72
0756637694
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Take a look behind the walls of these fascinating fortresses and learn how they were built to house hundreds of people and animals; how a young boy rose from lowly page to noble knight; and what life was like for the castle residents. With a CD of clip art and a poster.
$16.99

A Boy of Old Prague

CZH91
Sulamith Ish-Kishor
Dover Publications
2008
90
048646766X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
When a young serf is caught stealing, the lord of the manor sentences him to service in the Jewish ghetto, where he discovers unexpected kindness. This tale of tolerance, suitable for ages 9-12, features distinctive illustrations by Ben Shahn.
$3.99

Czech Republic

CZH100
Charlotte Guillain
Heinemann
2011
48
1432952250
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
One in the illustrated and informative Countries Around the World series, geared for ages 8-11.
$9.95

Worth Looking For

Rough Guide Czech Republic

CZH25
Rob Humphreys
Rough Guides
2009
464
1848360363
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
1
A comprehensive, practical guide for the traveler to the sites and attractions throughout the Czech and Slovak republics. With helpful local maps, and a good survey of the region's culture and history.
$21.99

Time's Magpie, A Walk in Prague

CZH58
Myla Goldberg
Crown
2004
140
1400046041
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
1
A delightful walking tour of Prague by the bestselling author of "Bee Season."
$16.00

Gottland, Mostly True Stories from Half of Czechoslovakia

CZH104
Mariusz Szczygiel
Meliville House Publishing
2014
304
1612193137
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
1
A cultural history told through a collection of stories about human survival during Czechoslovakia’s 80-year existence. Szcygiel focuses on artists, writers and performers who responded with craftiness when confronted with the absurdity and pressures of their eras.
$25.95