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Essential Reading Package-EXSPN310

BARCELONA. Buy these 4 items as a set for $61 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

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

Homage to Catalonia

SPN03
George Orwell
Harcourt Books
2015
256
0544382048
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
5/9/2015
0
1
0
0
Orwell's portrait of the Barcelona uprising and the spirit of a city at war is a classic, an observant and heartfelt report from the streets.
$14.95

Eyewitness Guide Barcelona & Catalonia

SPN121
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2015
208
1465437541
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Handsome, convenient and up-to-date, this superbly illustrated guide features color photography, dozens of local maps and detailed information on the region's attractions.
$20.00

Barcelona Map

SPN105
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2015
2
386609373X
MAP
Reference
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0
0
0
A detailed city map, laminated and folded for easy reference.
$9.95

Barcelona 3-in-1 City Map

SPN632
Hallwag
Hallwag
2017
1
3828308678
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Hallwag’s two-sided, colorful 3-in-1 maps include detailed and clear presentation of city centers, descriptions of city highlights and useful travel information, among other helpful features for tourists.
$9.95

Red Map Barcelona

SPN579
Red Maps
Red Maps
2013
1
1892238934
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
An easy-to-use color map of Barcelona's city center that locates attractions, neighborhoods, sites and museums. The reverse includes copious indexes of local businesses, major streets, hotels and much more. Sheet size: 24 x 9 inches.
$9.95

DK Eyewitness Top Ten Barcelona

SPN316
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
160
1465445501
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This superb guide to Barcelona features color photography, a pullout map and top attractions.
$14.00

Lonely Planet Make My Day Barcelona

SPN583
Lonely Planet Publications
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
40
1743607008
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A guide to Barcelona designed for the traveler who wants to create exceptional, custom itineraries. With a spiral binding and flip cards, the book offers more than 2,000 possible itineraries for each day (morning, afternoon and evening).
$9.99

National Geographic Walking Barcelona, The Best of the City

SPN537
National Geographic Society
National Geographic
2014
192
1426212712
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
From well-known destinations to locales off the beaten path, National Geographic provides an extensive list of handpicked hotels and restaurants, shopping and entertainment options, as well as walking and driving tours. Great for an authentic, memorable experience abroad.
$14.95

Catalan Cuisine, Vivid Flavors From Spain's Mediterranean Coast

SPN288
Colman Andrews
Houghton Mifflin Company
2005
332
1558323295
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
An exploration of the history, culture and cuisine of Catalan Spain by the editor of Saveur magazine, featuring 200 recipes.
$18.95

Food and Wines of Spain

SPN100
Penelope Casas
Random House
1982
457
0394513487
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
This classic collection of 400 recipes, interwoven with cultural commentary and culinary history, is a pleasure to read, but prepare to become hungry.
$37.50

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

Barcelona

SPN01
Robert Hughes
Vintage Books
1993
570
0679743839
PAPER
History
0
1
0
0
A Longitude favorite, this big, thoroughly enjoyable cultural history of the city touches on architecture, art, religion and literature from Roman outpost to today.
$22.00

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

The Sagrada Familia: The Astonishing Story of Gaudi's Unfinished Masterpiece

SPN628
Gijs van Hensbergen
Bloomsbury USA
2017
224
1632867818
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
One of the most popular attractions in Barcelona, the Sagrada Familia is also one of the world’s most infamous buildings, having been in a state of near-completion since 1882. Gaudi scholar Van Hensbergen unveils the cathedral’s fascinating history while meditating on its significance in this loving tribute.
$27.00

Gaudi, A Biography

SPN240
Gijs van Hensbergen
HarperCollins Publishers
2003
400
0060935634
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A vivid account of the famous architect and his work, which forever changed the landscapes of Barcelona and Catalonia.
$21.99

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

Spain in Mind

SPN290
Alice Powers (Editor)
Vintage Books
2007
372
1400076765
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
This literary A-to-Z includes selections by Auden, Hemingway, Michener, Twain, Orwell, Trollope, Wharton and other luminaries.
$16.95

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

The Shadow of the Wind

SPN298
Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Penguin Putnam
2005
512
0143034901
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set in the brooding atmosphere of post-WW II Barcelona, this gripping story-within-a-story has it all: murder, doomed love and a mysterious book which draws the young hero, Daniel Sempere, into the city’s dangerous underworld.
$17.00

Victus, The Fall of Barcelona

SPN563
Albert Sanchez Pinol
HarperCollins
2014
464
0062323962
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A sweeping historical novel set in the early 1700s in the Catalonia region of northeastern Spain. Pinol’s main character is Marti Zuviria, a treacherous, young military engineer who holds the fate of the War of Spanish Succession in his hands. Dark, witty and profound, the novel culminates in a great betrayal and the fall of Barcelona and Catalonia.
$29.99

The Birds of the Iberian Peninsula

SPN574
Ernest Garcia, Eduardo De Juana
Bloomsbury USA
2015
688
1408124807
HARD COVER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This definitive book on the birds of Iberia covers the status and distribution of each species in the region and also includes photos and introductory chapters on climate, habitats and the history of Iberian ornithology.
$86.00

For Kids

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

Marina

SPN555
Lucia Graves (Translator), Carlos Ruiz Zafron
Little Brown and Company
2014
336
0316044717
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
As fifteen-year-old Oscar roams the streets of Barcelona to escape the monotony of his boarding school life, he stumbles across a macabre graveyard ritual that transports him to an ethereal underground labyrinth. A cult classic in Spain and an international bestseller.
$19.00

Spanish Picture Word Book

SPN581
Hayward Cirker
Dover Publications
1994
32
0486277798
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A simple and enjoyable language introduction to Spanish for young readers. Each scene contains dozens of familiar objects (household items, clothing, foods, furniture, people, animals and much more). To make things more fun, all the pictures can be colored!
$3.99

More Books

Insight Guide Barcelona

SPN75
Judy Thomson, Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2014
302
1780052197
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An excellent, illustrated overview with essays on art, architecture, history and culture.
$19.99

Time Out Barcelona

SPN92
Time Out
TimeOut
2013
336
1846703743
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical travel guide by the hipsters at Time Out, with an overview of the city -- and excellent recommendations on where to eat, shop and loiter.
$19.95

The Angel's Game

SPN377
Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Lucia Graves (Translator)
Doubleday
2010
544
0767931114
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This intricately plotted gothic thriller -- a prequel of sorts to Carlos Ruiz Zafron's pheneomenal The Shadow of the Wind (SPN298, $16.00) -- shows a young witer, in love and obsessed by book, drawn into page-turning advenure. Apart from the pleasures of character and plot, the book is a love song to Zafron's Barcelona.
$16.95

Pocket Rough Guide Barcelona

SPN472
Jules Brown
Rough Guides
2017
192
024127043X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
With a pullout map, these handy guides include choice information on neighborhoods, shops, hotels, restaurants and sites.
$12.99

Lonely Planet Pocket Barcelona

SPN513
A. Ham
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
192
1786572109
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical city guide to Barcelona that fits in your pocket, with the top sites, the best walks, food, art, shopping, views, nightlife and more. Includes a pull-out city map.
$13.99

Barcelona, 60 Creatives Show You the Best of the City

SPN556
Viction Workshop
Gingko Press
2014
132
988122277X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A hip, colorful pocket guide with an emphasis on the artistic, drawing recommendations from 60 local creatives. Contains helpful travel advice, detailed neighborhood maps and a dust jacket that unfolds into an illustrated map.
$9.95

Wallpaper City Guide Barcelona

SPN561
Ella Marshall
Phaidon Press
2015
128
0714869309
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
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.
$11.95

Barcelona Crumpled City Map

SPN572
Palomar
Crumpled City Maps
2011
1
8890573236
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Crumpled City maps are soft, yet hard-wearing, waterproof and meant to be creased and crumpled. You can place the area that you're interested in on the palm of your hand to spot street names then just screw it up, stuff it back into its case or your pocket.
$16.95

Private Life

SPN587
Josep Maria De Sagarra
Archipelago Books
2015
240
091467126X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Originally published in 1932 (to great scandal), this classic portrayal of Barcelona’s high society is populated with demimonde tramps, flimsy aristocrats, social climbers and other sordid personages of the bourgeoisie. Highly praised as one of the highlights of 20th-century European literature.
$20.00

Michelin Map & Guide Barcelona

SPN606
Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
Michelin Travel Publications
2016
1
2067206710
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Perfect for the spontaneous, unstructured traveler, this map-based guide picks Barcelona apart, neighborhood by neighborhood, pinpointing suggested spots for: shopping, taking a break, eating and enjoying the nightlife.
$9.95

Spain, The Centre of the World 1519-1682

SPN611
Robert Goodwin
Macmillan
2016
608
140886228X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
While it chronicles Spain's economic boom in the Age of Exploration, this history also pays needed attention to how Spain's rise led to a flourishing in art and literature as well as new ideas about international law, banking and social theory.
$20.00