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Gifts for Travelers
MAP59The holiday season has arrived! We’re here to lighten your load with book recommendations for that person in your life who is always off somewhere new! These gorgeous illustrated gift books would make a treasured addition to any traveler’s library. Happy holidays and safe travels this season! The Travel Book. Each country, no matter how big or small, gets a double-page spread in this big, glossy celebration of travel. All the countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe get a portfolio of color photographs, a map, brief overview and fun facts. Irresistible!
Top Ten Fall Travel Titles
BCY45Autumn is the season for armchair travelers. As the weather cools, the imagination sharpens, ready to transport us to distant lands. We've selected ten travel titles that we're looking forward to curling up with this fall as we dream up new destinations.   Epic Bike Rides of the World. The discerning editors at Lonely Planet organize 200 top places to pedal in this beautifully illustrated coffee table book. From family friendly rides in Buenos Aires to downhill trails near the Arctic Circle, to France, Spain, Mongolia, Italy and beyond, it's sure to contain a spark the interest of any cycling enthusiast.
Summer Reading
EAF448As the weather warms that list of summer reading keeps piling up, a tantalizing tower of intriguing stories, ready to transport you to new lands. Here are some paperbacks we recommend packing for your next trip to the beach! Circling the Sun. In this work of historical fiction, Paula McLain, bestselling author of The Paris Wife (FRN981), reimagines 1920s Kenya and the extraordinary life of record-setting aviatrix Beryl Markham.
Spring Travel Titles
Like many travelers, we’re already looking ahead to spring. Whether plotting your travels or simply hoping for a good armchair vacation, here are some titles to watch for as the weather warms. Why the Dutch are Different. Mingling history with travelogue, English expat Ben Coates speaks to why the Netherlands is such a fascinating country, significant beyond its size. His probing narrative explains the importance of the color orange, the ongoing battle to keep water out, the Dutch love affairs with milk and beer, their attitudes toward nature, their world-famous culture of tolerance and why there are many “nether lands.”
Gift Books for the Traveler
Happy Holidays. Here's hoping a certain well-traveled gentleman from the North Pole brings you lots of joy this holiday season. We're here to help his cause with some beautiful illustrated gift books that will take you around the globe (and fit nicely beneath an evergreen tree). If your stocking still isn't full enough, click here to sign up for our annual catalog, full of travel books and maps for the traveler in your life. Places of a Lifetime, 225 Dream Destinations Around the World.
And the Winner Is...
Each fall we keep our eye on some of our favorite book awards, including the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year, the Man Booker Prize and of course, the Nobel prize for literature. Here are this year's winners, ready to be added to your list of books to read this season: Down to the Sea in Ships. In this vivid meditation on the unforgiving ocean and the age-old business of international shipping, writer Horatio Clare climbs aboard a container ship as writer-in-residence. His beautiful and terrifying narrative presents a largely unrecorded world in which crews battle pirates, withstand battering waves and endure backbreaking labor. A profoundly human portrait of the oceans and industrial commerce.
Upcoming Events
Fall is one of our favorite seasons, filled with bright colors, crisp air, pumpkin lattes, perfect curl-up-with-a-book reading weather and plenty of literary events. Join us! We'll be at the Midwest Independent Booksellers' Association's Heartland Fall Forum in Chicago October 10 and 11, browsing publisher booths for the best new travel books. Then on Saturday, October 17th, we'll be showcasing some of our favorite finds at the Twin Cities Book Festival. Local readers, stop by our booth to say hello and get reading advice for your next trip! Twin Cities Book Festival Saturday Oct.
Best of 2014
Planning your travels for the new year? Dream of new destinations with the best travel books of 2014. Here are, in our humble opinion, the Year's Best Reads for the traveler -- carefully culled and reviewed for your reading pleasure -- including cultural portraits, memoir, photography and, of course, travelogues. The Broken Road.
Spring Travel Books: Publishers Weekly's Top Ten
If you haven't made those summer travel plans yet, it’s time to start plotting. For inspiration, browse Publishers Weekly's top ten travel books that are not to be missed, due out this spring.