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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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Ghosts of Spain

SPN323
Giles Tremlett
Bloomsbury USA
2007
396
0802716741
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Tremlett captures the Spanish character, history and modern politics in this masterful portrait, interweaving the story of his love for the country (where he has lived for 20 years) with interviews, anecdotes and observation.
$20.00

D-Day June 6, 1944

FRN40
Stephen Ambrose
Simon and Schuster Inc.
1995
655
068480137X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Written by the best-selling historian Stephen Ambrose, this well-researched narrative draws together interviews and government documents to tell the gripping tale of D-Day.
$19.99

The Cathedral Builders of the Middle Ages

MED07
Alain Erlande-Brandenburg
Thames & Hudson UK
2010
175
0500300526
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This pocket-size encyclopedia of the art, architecture and culture of the Middle Ages features hundreds of drawings, color illustrations and a chronology.
$15.95

Rough Guide Brittany & Normandy

FRN238
Greg Ward
Rough Guides
2015
432
024100974X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An informative, detailed guide to Brittany and Normandy with a good overview of history and culture, including sections on Monet, D-Day and Mont-St-Michel.
$21.99

Eyewitness Guide Northern Spain

SPN315
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2017
272
1465457305
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A literate, visually rich guide to northern Spain from Galicia across Asturbias and the Basque Country to La Rioja to the Pyrenees.
$25.00

Western Europe Map

EUR13
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2009
1
3850842150
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful physical relief map of Western Europe, at a scale of 1:2,000,000.
$14.95

Battle of Normandy 1944 Map

FRN264
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2008
1
2067002627
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This historic reproduction shows battle dates, parachute drops and locations of Allied forces.
$12.95

London Map

GBR114
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2016
2
3866093071
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful and detailed laminated city map with a variety of useful inset maps.
$9.95

The Basque Book, A Love Letter in Recipes from the Kitchen of Txikito

SPN609
Eder Montero, Alexandra Raij
Ten Speed Press
2016
296
1607747618
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
Taking aim at the saying "The only thing more difficult to translate than the Basque language is Basque cooking," this well-produced primer delves into the culinary tradition with 100 recipes. The authors' insightful text explores Basque history, ingredients, dishes and cooking techniques.
$29.99

The Food of France

FRN17
Waverly Root
Vintage Books
1992
450
0679738975
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
An evocative and beautifully written survey of French food. First published in 1958 and revised in the mid-1970s, the book covers the important regions of French cuisine by dividing them into domains of Butter (northern France), Fat (Alsace) and Oil (the south).
$18.00

London, The Story of a Great City

GRB310
Jerry White
Sterling Publishing Company
2016
160
0233004378
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Charting the history of London from its origins to the present day, this overview covers the great rise of London while doing a roll-call of great Londoners from Shakespeare to Churchill. Includes plenty of artifacts, documents and photos.
$29.95

The Basque History of the World

SPN116
Mark Kurlansky
Penguin Putnam
2001
288
0140298517
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Kurlansky's engaging portrait of the seven provinces of Basque lands takes in everything from language to culinary heritage, role in the Spanish Civil War and seafaring traditions.
$17.00

The Gothic Enterprise, A Guide to Understanding the Medieval Cathedral

EUR190
Robert A. Scott
University of California Press
2005
294
0520246802
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
An enthusiast, Scott delves into the history, design, architecture and wonder of Europe's medieval cathedrals and great Abbey churches.
$26.95

Journey to Portugal, In Pursuit of Portugal's History and Culture

PGL23
Jose Saramago
Harvest Books
2002
464
0156007134
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Jose Saramago's richly detailed account of his journey across Portugal in 1979. He combines his vivid impressions of the Portuguese landscape and people with a dose of history, fiction and meditation.
$17.95

The Oysters of Locmariaquer

FRN152
Eleanor Clark
HarperCollins Publishers
2006
203
0060887427
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Winner of the 1965 National Book Award, this paper edition of Clark's pleasurable portrait of the hardy oystermen and byways of coastal Brittany is introduced by Mark Kurlansky.
$13.99

All the Light We Cannot See

WAR199
Anthony Doerr
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2017
544
1501173219
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A heartwarmingly human story which vividly portrays WWII-era France and the French Resistance. Set in Saint-Malo.
$17.00

London Stories

GRB144
Jerry White
Everyman's Library
2014
400
0375712461
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This is a great way to experience what has been called "the city with the greatest literary tradition in the world" from the Baker Street residence of Sherlock Holmes to Charles Dickens's treacherous River Thames.
$16.00

The Maias

PGL07
Jose Eca de Queiros
New Directions Publishing Corporation
2007
633
0811216497
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This sprawling family epic is worthy of comparison to the greatest accomplishments of Proust and Tolstoy. It's the atmospheric story of the decline of an affluent 19th-century Lisbon family.
$26.95

For Kids

The Cricket Sings: Poems and Songs for Children

SPN97
Federico García Lorca
New Directions Publishing Corporation
1980
96
081120734X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
This brief collection of folk songs and poems by Garcia Lorca (with English and Spanish on facing pages) will delight little ones and parents alike.
$10.95

Spanish Flash Cards

GEN203
Inc. Berlitz International
Berlitz
2016
50
1780044658
BOXED
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A standard playing card-size deck of 50 nicely illustrated flashcards geared for younger children. Each card features a colorful illustration with the Spanish word on the reverse.
$8.99

I, Juan de Pareja

SPN155
Elizabeth De Trevino
Macmillan
1984
180
0374435251
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This Newbery Award-winning children's novel, based on a true story, chronicles the evolution of the friendship between the Spanish painter Velazquez and his African slave. Ages 9-12.
$7.99

Shadow of a Bull

SPN160
Maia Wojciechowska
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2007
151
1416933956
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
In this compelling award-winning, young-adult novel, everyone expects Manolo to become a bullfighter like his father. Not surprisingly, it features vivid descriptions of bullfights.
$6.99

If You Were There in 1492, Everyday Life in the Time of Columbus

SPN164
Barbara Brenner
Simon and Schuster Inc.
1998
112
0689822413
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A "you-were-there" history of medieval Spain, written for middle-schoolers and fun for the family. This clever illustrated history gives the facts of life in the cities and countryside from a child's point of view.
$8.99

Spain, The People

SPN165
Tara Steele, Noa Lior
Aa Balkema
2001
32
0778797333
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A pictorial and factual introduction to the people of Spain, geared for middle-schoolers. Chapters cover traditions, history, city and village life, homes, school, entertainment and food.
$7.95

Isabel, Jewel of Castille: Spain, 1466

SPN187
Carolyn Meyer
Scholastic Inc.
2000
202
0439078059
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The imagined diary of Isabella when she was still a youngster, written for middle schoolers. The book is designed to feel like a real princess's diary, with gold-embossed pages and a sturdy binding.
$10.95

Secrets in the House of Delgado

SPN188
Gloria Miklowitz
Aa Balkema
2002
182
0802852106
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Set in Spain in 1492 in the thick of the Inquisition, this historical novel tells of what happens when a Catholic orphan, taken in by a Catholic family of Jewish ancestry, agrees to spy on her protectors. For ages 9-12.
$8.00

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A Traveller's History of France

FRN08
Robert Cole
Interlink Publishing Group
2008
256
1566566061
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This fast-moving survey covers the conquests of ancient Gaul through the heady days of revolution to modern times.
$14.95

France Map

FRN07
Michelin
Michelin Travel Publications
2014
1
2067123157
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful, accurate and up-to-date map of France at a scale of 1:1,000,000.
$12.95

A Traveller's History of Spain

SPN06
Juan Lalaguna
Interlink Publishing Group
2001
304
1566564069
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This survey of Spanish history features a useful chronology, historical gazetteer and a long section on contemporary life. It covers early settlements through the Romans, Goths and Moors to the present.
$14.95

Spain, The Root and the Flower

SPN13
John A. Crow
University of California Press
2005
455
0520244966
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Take this book with you to Spain: it's an absorbing, well-written account of Spanish cultural history from prehistory to the Romans, Jews, Moors, Golden Age and on to Franco and his legacy in Spain.
$29.95

Iberia, Spanish Travels & Reflections

SPN16
James Michener
Fawcett
2015
960
0812969804
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this best-selling travelogue, Michener presents a compulsively readable and well-observed account of his love affair with Spain and all things Spanish. It has achieved the status of a classic, rich in detail and insightful.
$18.00

Don Quixote

SPN23
Miguel de Cervantes, John Rutherford (Translator)
Penguin
2003
1072
0142437239
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The most famous work in Spanish literature, rendered in a lively, modern translation. It is the picaresque tale of a romantic, mad gentleman who imagines himself a knight errant.
$17.00

Fodor's London's 25 Best

GBR08
Louise Nicholson
Fodor's
2016
176
0147546265
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This slim guide to London (with handy full-color maps) has everything you need to know for a short visit to the city, including recommended sightseeing, restaurants, hotels and shops.
$13.99

Galicia Map 571

SPN53
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
1
2061007694
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A nicely detailed regional map of Galicia (1,400,000), east to Oviedo and south to Porto and Salamanca.
$11.95

Eyewitness Guide Lisbon

PGL04
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2017
296
1465457402
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact illustrated guide to the city featuring excellent neighborhood maps and hundreds of color photographs. It also includes chapters on the surrounding areas and Lisbon's coast.
$20.00

Eyewitness Guide Portugal

PGL05
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
480
1465440526
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This guide features hundreds of photographs and drawings, an excellent overview of the culture and history and good information about where to go and what to do.
$25.00

Brittany Map

FRN79
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2014
1
2067135201
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A regional map of Brittany, scaled at 1:200,000, depicting major and minor roadways, trails, topography, cities and towns plus tourist attractions.
$11.95

Michelin Green Guide Normandy

FRN89
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2016
480
2067212443
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A thorough introduction to Normandy and the Channel Islands in the classic Michelin style, featuring brief descriptions of all the major attractions.
$21.99

1066, The Year of the Conquest

GBR115
David Howarth
Penguin Putnam
1981
207
0140058508
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A crack medievalist and storyteller, Howarth brings to life the momentous events of 1066 in rich, anecdotal history -- a classic portrait of the Norman invasion and conquest of England.
$15.00

Lonely Planet French Phrasebook

FRN120
Marie-Helene Girard, Anny Monet
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
272
1743214448
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
This handy phrasebook focuses on pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler.
$9.99

The Food of Portugal

PGL10
Jean Anderson
William Morrow & Company
1994
304
0688134157
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
An award-winning cookbook featuring the cuisine of Portugal and background on Portuguese culture. Sure to please the palates of tourists interested in Portuguese food and of emigrants in search of that authentic taste of home.
$21.99

The History of the Siege of Lisbon

PGL11
Jose Saramago, Giovanni Pontiero (Translator)
Harcourt Books
1998
314
0156006243
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In this historical novel by the Nobel Prize-winning author, the past is rewritten when a Portuguese proofreader adds a false word to a history book, resulting in a whole new perception of the Siege of Lisbon.
$17.99

French Provincial Cooking

FRN174
Elizabeth David, Julia Child (Introduction)
Penguin
1999
524
0141181532
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
More than just a cookbook, in this influential classic, David includes a long introduction on the origins of food traditions in France, and asides on history, food traditions, literature and the pleasures of rural France.
$18.00

Rough Guide France

FRN183
Rough Guide
Rough Guides
2016
1064
0241204437
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive guide to France, covering history, art, music and culture in detail. With a region-by-region overview of attractions and practical travel information.
$26.99

Life and Food in the Basque Country

SPN125
Maria Jose Sevilla
Ivan Dee
1992
170
1561310352
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
A portrait of Basque life as seen through the people who practice its culinary traditions. Each chapter profiles the traditions and histories of the Basque butcher, fisherman, housewife, kaiku-maker (or society cook), with some traditional recipes.
$14.95

A Traveller's History of Portugal

PGL32
Ian Robertson
Interlink Publishing Group
2002
352
1566564409
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A lively, admirably concise survey from prehistory to the present, great for travelers to Portugal who would like an overview of the country's history and culture.
$14.95

Spain, A Traveler's Literary Companion

SPN173
Peter R. Bush (Editor)
Whereabouts Press
2003
242
188351312X
PAPER
Anthology
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
A collection of 30 stories from a who’s who of contemporary Spanish literature, including writers from Galicia, Leon, the Basque Country, Madrid and Barcelona.
$14.95

Legends and Romances of Brittany

FRN354
Lewis Spence
Dover Publications
1997
448
0486296601
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A broad anthology that draws on varying strains of the Breton tradition, including Arthurian legends, the lays of Marie de France and tales of Breton saints as well as more standard fairy stories.
$11.95

Eyewitness Guide Brittany

FRN401
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2015
288
1465426620
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A thorough, gorgeously illustrated guidebook to the French region, its history, traditions and sights.
$25.00

Paris in Mind

FRN412
Jennifer Lee (Editor)
Vintage Books
2003
288
1400031028
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
With selections spanning 300 years, this wonderful anthology reflects America's long connection to Paris and the French. The 30 American writers tapped include Benjamin Franklin, Ernest Hemingway and David Sedaris.
$16.00

The Road to Santiago

SPN209
Kathryn Harrison
National Geographic
2003
176
0792237455
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The novelist's personal and meditative account of journeys along the Route of St. James, from St-Jean-Pied-de-Port in France to Santiago de Compostela.
$20.00

Don Quixote

SPN211
Miguel de Cervantes, Edith Grossman (Translator)
HarperCollins Publishers
2003
976
0060934344
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Any Spaniard will acknowledge his pervasive the influence of Cervantes’ masterpiece remains in Spanish culture. And any English reader of Grossman’s translation of this classic will laugh all the way to Iberia!
$16.99

Pilgrimage to the End of the World, The Road to Santiago de Campostela

SPN220
Conrad Rudolph
University of Chicago Press
2004
144
0226731278
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
An engaging, literary account of 11 weeks of travels from Le Puy along the way of St. James, 1,000 miles all told.
$17.00

Cork Boat, A True Story of the Unlikeliest Boat Ever Built

PGL42
John Pollack
Pantheon Books
2005
291
1400034906
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
This endearing tale of family, loss and friendship revolves around a deliciously absurd childhood quest to build a boat of cork and sail it 133 miles on Portugal's Douro River.
$16.00

Rick Steves' Portugal Guide

PGL43
Rick Steves
Avalon Travel Publishing
2017
370
1631216155
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A personable, practical guide in the growing series by travel guide Rick Steves.
$19.99

Travels with My Donkey

SPN242
Tim Moore
St. Martin's Press
2006
328
0312320833
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this wickedly comic account of grand adventures on the 500-mile pilgrimage to Santiago de Campostela with a French-speaking donkey, Moore salts his anecdotes of fellow travelers and grand adventures with an account of the history and culture of the medieval Way of St. James.
$16.99

Wine Country Europe, Touring, Tasting, And Buying At European Regional Wineries

EUR191
Ornella D'Alessio, Marco Santini
Rizzoli International
2005
324
0847827704
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
Part how-to, part guidebook, part picture book, this charming coffee table treat covers sprawling French vineyards as well as lesser-known hidden treasures in Austria and Hungary.
$35.00

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

GBR783
Mary Ann Fiery Shaffer
Bantam Doubleday
2009
304
0385341008
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In 1946, as England emerges from the shadow of World War II, writer Juliet Ashton finds inspiration for her next book in her correspondence with a native of Guernsey and his eccentric friends, who tell her about their island, the books they love, German occupation, and the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, a book club born as an alibi during German occupation.
$17.00

France, A Traveler's Literary Companion

FRN767
William Rodarmor (Editor)
Whereabouts Press
2008
256
1883513189
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
This collection contains literary gems from all corners of France by a select group of 20th-century French writers from Colette to Simenon.
$14.95

Santiago de Compostela Pocket Map

SPN375
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2012
2
3707911055
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This durable, laminated map features the Spanish city at a scale of 1:10,000, with essential sites and an inset of the Spanish coast south to Vigo. Ideal for slipping into a back pocket and exploring the city. Multi-lingual, with English.
$9.95

The Food of Spain

SPN466
Claudia Roden
Ecco Press
2011
576
0061969621
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
Claudia Roden brings her authenticity, vision and knowledge to little-known and classic dishes of Spain, a treasure trove of not just hundreds of recipes but also folk tales, proverbs, stories, poetry and local history. Lavishly illustrated with many sumptuous photos -- it will be hard to resist wanting to try your hand at these dishes, both classic and modern.
$45.00

Going Home to Glory: A Memoir of Life with Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961-1969

USA564
David Eisenhower
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2011
323
1439190917
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The revered general’s only grandson penned this intimate memoir about his grandfather’s last days, spent leading his political party while imparting a wealth of knowledge and experience to his grandson.
$20.99

Art of the Middle Ages

ART163
Janetta Rebold Benton
Thames & Hudson
2004
320
0500203504
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This informative, well-illustrated survey of the visual arts of the Middle Ages offers a lively explorations of the period's magnificent achievements in both art and architecture.
$18.95

Authentic Portuguese Cooking

PGL114
Ana Patuleia Ortins
Macmillan
2015
332
1624141943
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
With over 200 recipes, this is the biggest and most comprehensive book available on Portuguese cooking. In delicious detail, Chef Ana Patuleia Ortins explains recipes like Madeiran Wine and Garlic Beef Kabobs, Mushroom-Stuffed Pork Tenderloin with Pomegranate Sauce and Sauteed Kale with Pine Nuts and Onions.
$32.00

The Essential Guide to Bordeaux Wines

FRA228
Bordeaux Wine School
Harry N. Abrams
2015
168
161769164X
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
Equal parts handbook and illustrated history, this guide to the Bordeaux wine region of France offers keys to fully appreciating the world’s most famous vineyards, with lush photographs, drawings, maps, charts and diagrams plus recommended food pairings and much more.
$24.95

Conquerors, How Portugal Forged the First Global Empire

PGL115
Roger Crowley
Random House
2015
384
0812994000
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
This epic narrative history by bestselling author Crowley chronicles the rise of Portugal in the 16th century as the small nation fought for a dominant share in the global spice trade.
$30.00

Lonely Planet Pocket Bilbao & San Sebastian

SPN588
Lonely Planet Publications
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
160
174360713X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical city guide to the cities of Bilbao and San Sebastian, Spain, that fits in your pocket, with the top sites, the best walks, food, art, shopping, views, nightlife and more. Includes pull out city map.
$13.99