ENRICH YOUR TRAVELS WITH LONGITUDE

We’ve got the classic, new and hard-to-find books and maps to help you get the most out of your adventures.

Join our Mailing List
Get our bi-monthly email newsletter
Receive a Catalog

Order Your Free Catalog

Buenos Aires

Reading and Travel Guide
We have updated the original package. These are the current recommendations.
Filter by price

Essential Reading Package-EXSAM322

BUENOS AIRES. 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

Buenos Aires, A Cultural History

ARG21
Jason Wilson
Interlink Publishing Group
2000
249
156656347x
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An exhilarating, erudite guide to Buenos Aires as it has been portrayed by writers, poets and thinkers, with a street map and detailed neighborhood descriptions.
$15.00

Tango, The Art History of Love

ARG56
Robert Farris Thompson
Vintage Books
2006
384
1400095794
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A probing cultural history of the tango, its working class origins in 19th-century Buenos Aires and Afro-Argentine roots.
$18.00

Lonely Planet Buenos Aires

ARG10
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
256
1786570319
PAPER
Guidebook
0
1
0
0
The best of Buenos Aires is included in this practical guide, along with a pullout map and insider recommendations on shopping, eating, sleeping and day trips.
$21.99

Buenos Aires Map

ARG38
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2015
2
3866090692
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A laminated street map of Buenos Aires and surroundings at a scale of 1:15,000.
$9.95

Buenos Aires Street Art Map

ARG146
de Dios
de Dios Editores
2017
1
9509828289
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Printed on durable paper, this map-guide to the best of Buenos Aires street art features 100 outstanding works and places them on a city map (1:18,000).
$12.95

Buenos Aires StreetSmart Map

ARG140
VanDam
VanDam Maps
2010
1
1934395390
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
VanDam’s laminated, accordion-style map brings Buenos Aires into focus with a full city map (which includes indexes of streets, attractions, hotels and restaurants) plus insets of the subway system and downtown. Full-color with 3D renderings of places of interest. Scales vary.
$9.95

Buenos Aires, A Cultural Guide

BZL130
Nick Caistor
Interlink Publishing Group
2014
224
1566566304
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This cultural guide looks at the history of Buenos Aires, examining how culture over time has shaped the city.
$17.00

Culture Smart! Argentina

ARG63
Robert Hamwee
Kuperard
2015
168
1857337050
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A concise, well-illustrated and practical guide to local customs, etiquette and culture.
$9.95

Fodor's Buenos Aires

ARG131
Fodor's
Fodor's
2014
360
080414284X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide in the popular series, saturated with valuable information on accommodation, shopping, sights, and dining.
$19.99

Moon Buenos Aires

ARG142
Nicholas Mills
Avalon Travel Publishing
2017
350
1631212850
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide in the Moon series, packed not only with travel necessities (hotels, restaurants, sights) but also with a good overview of history and destinations throughout Buenos Aires.
$21.99

Secret Buenos Aires

ARG141
Hernan Firpo
National Book Network
2016
256
2361950987
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Leading travelers away from crowds, the Secret Guide series favors the underground, the funky, the unusual and the highly memorable. In this Buenos Aires edition, the editors recommend a statue denouncing corruption, a monument to a police dog and many other local curiosities.
$21.95

The Authentic Bars, Cafes and Restaurants of Buenos Aires

ARG84
Gabriela Kogan
Little Bookroom
2008
144
1892145553
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Kogan's great tips on where to eat, drink and dance the tango all night, including a map and a glossary of Argentine food.
$14.95

Vino Argentino, An Insider's Guide to the Wines and Wine Country of Argentina

ARG117
Laura Catena
Chronicle Books
2010
239
0811873307
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
This detailed, lushly illustrated guidebook to Argentina's wine region includes recipes, travel information, historical anecdotes, photographs, conversations with winemakers and a useful wine glossary.
$27.50

Argentina, 1516-1987: From Spanish Colonization to Alfonsin

ARG07
David Rock
University of California Press
1989
511
0520061780
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A highly readable, comprehensive history of Argentina since colonization.
$36.95

Estancias: The Great Houses and Ranches of Argentina

ARG62
Maria Saenz Quesada, Xavier Verstraeten (Photographer)
Abbeville Publishing Group
1992
200
1558592709
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Two dozen magnificent country estates are detailed in this sumptuously illustrated volume, featuring 200 color photographs and a cultural and social history by Maria Saenz Quesada.
$75.00

Evita, The Real Life of Eva Peron

ARG03
Nicholas Fraser
W. W. Norton & Company
1996
222
0393315754
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Separating fact from myth, Fraser traces Evita’s life from her humble origins to her place as a revered cult figure, also exploring Peronism and Argentine politics of the 1930s and 1940s.
$15.95

Tschiffely's Ride

SAM45
Aime Tschiffely
Skyhorse
2013
296
1873429703
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The classic account of a remarkable, 10,000-mile journey in 1925 across the Andes, pampas, deserts and tropical forest of South and Central America from Buenos Aires to Washington D.C. Astoundingly, Tschiffely made the epic trek with the same two delightful, determined and hardy (and much loved) gaucho horses, Mancha and Gato. Tschiffely captures the people, landscape of the spirit of places along the way in vivid, down-to-earth detail.
$14.95

Argentina, A Traveler's Literary Companion

ARG97
Jill Gibian (Editor)
Whereabouts Press
2010
256
1883513197
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
These choice stories introduce the landscapes and culture of Argentina, from the Andes to the Pampas, through the eyes of its writers.
$14.95

Heartbreak Tango

ARG23
Manuel Puig
Dalkey Archive Press
2010
224
156478553X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Puig's wicked tale of the life and death of Juan, an impossibly beautiful dancer and Lothario, steeped in the melancholy of Buenos Aires.
$13.95

Imagining Argentina

ARG01
Lawrence Thornton
Bantam Doubleday
2003
240
0553345796
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A brilliant first novel that captures the hope and spirit of Argentina during the military rule of the late 1970s. This inventive tale focuses on Carlos Rueda and a group of citizens whose relatives disappeared.
$16.00

Labyrinths, Selected Stories and Other Writings

ARG09
Jorge Borges
W. W. Norton & Company
2007
240
0811216993
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The best known work by this extraordinary Argentinian writer. Sometimes bizarre, always hilarious and thought-provoking, this dazzling collection of stories is well worth the effort.
$15.95

Needle in a Hay Stack

ARG120
Ernesto Mallo
Bitter Lemon Press
2010
190
1904738567
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Set in Buenos Aires during the brutal reign of the junta, Mallo's classic noir follows a cop and his obsessive refusal to give up the chase.
$14.99

On Argentina

ARG110
Jorge Luis Borges
Penguin
2010
192
0143105736
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This collection of essays provides a literary travel guide to the esteemed writer's hometown and is centered around the "taste for Buenos Aires," which Borges himself proclaimed as one of the three major themes in his writing.
$15.00

Purgatory, A Novel

ARG116
Tomas Eloy Martinez
Bloomsbury USA
2011
288
1608197115
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This love story, ghost story and brilliant political allegory -- the great Argentinean novelist's final book before his death in 2010 -- centers around the mysterious reappearance of a man thought to have been one of many disappeared by the military regime 30 years prior.
$17.00

Santa Evita

ARG22
Tomas Eloy Martinez, Helen Lane (Translator)
Vintage Books
1997
371
0679768149
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This riveting tale of the life -- and afterlife -- of Eva Duarte springs from actual events in Argentina in the 1950s, including the peregrinations of a perfectly preserved corpse.
$16.00

Shantytown

ARG130
Cesar Aira
New Directions Publishing Corporation
2013
128
0811219119
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The Argentine modernist turns to noir in this inventive short crime novel set in the slums of Buenos Aires.
$13.95

The Buenos Aires Quintet

ARG48
Manuel Vazquez Montalban
Meliville House Publishing
2012
377
1612190340
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Montalban comments on not just wine, women and song, but also on Argentina's political and cultural history in this riveting detective tale which uses 1970s Buenos Aires and the era's repressive military junta as a backdrop.
$14.95

The Secret in Their Eyes

ARG122
Eduardo Sacheri
Other Press
2011
384
1590514505
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Basis for the 2010 Oscar-winning film and a portrait of 1970s Buenos Aires, Sacheri's novel-within-a-novel follows Benjamin Chaparro, a retired clerk in the Palace of Justice, who sets out to write a novel about a case that has haunted him for decades.
$17.95

The Tunnel

ARG119
Margaret Sayers Peden (Translator), Ernesto Sabato
Penguin
2011
160
0143106538
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Penguin Classics marks the 100th anniversary of Sabato's birth with new translation of his best-known novel -- a tale of obsessive love that captures the existential soul of Buenos Aires.
$16.00

More Books

Night Flight

PAT09
Antoine de Saint Exupery
Harcourt Books
1986
87
0156656051
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Saint Exupery captures the thrill and mystery of early flight in this tale of a pilot alone in a storm over the Andes en route to Buenos Aires.
$12.95

The Old Patagonian Express

PAT08
Paul Theroux
Mariner Books
1997
404
039552105X
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Combining history, anecdote and acutely observed detail on people and place, Theroux begins his journey on a Boston subway car and works his way south via rail, plane and truck to the Patagonian railroad in this enthralling narrative.
$16.95

Birds of Southern South America and Antarctica

SAM12
Martin D. la Pena, Maurice Rumboll
Princeton University Press
2001
224
0691090351
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
With color plates, range maps and brief descriptions, this is a compact regional guide.
$29.95

Blow-Up and Other Stories

ARG20
Julio Cortazar
Pantheon Books
1985
277
0394728815
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Surreal stories from one of the great masters of Latin American short fiction. More Argentine in sensibility than setting.
$16.00

A Lexicon of Terror, Argentina and the Legacies of Torture

ARG27
Marguerite Feitlowitz
Oxford University Press
2011
391
0199744696
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A scholarly, emotional account of Argentina's "Dirty War, " the product of extensive interviews with victims, survivors and citizens.
$21.95

Kiss of the Spider Woman

ARG28
Manuel Puig
Vintage Books
1991
281
0679724494
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The psychological story of a friendship between two Argentinean prisoners jailed for their subversive activity: Molina, a transgendered homosexual and Valentin, a socialist revolutionary.
$15.95

Time Out Buenos Aires

ARG45
Time Out
TimeOut
2011
334
1846702607
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide to the city and surroundings (including recommended excursions), jam-packed with detailed listings of hotels, bars and restaurants, shops and services.
$19.95

Wallpaper City Guide Buenos Aires

ARG65
Wallpaper Magazine (Editor)
Phaidon Press
2016
128
0714872393
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

Intersecting Tango, Cultural Geographies of Buenos Aires, 1900-1930

ARG79
Adriana J. Bergero
University of Pittsburgh Press
2008
376
0822959852
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
"Intersecting Tango" explores the sweeping changes in Buenos Aires, occurring during 1900-1930, which transformed it into a modern, cosmopolitan city.
$29.95

DK Eyewitness Top Ten Buenos Aires

ARG92
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2015
128
1465429646
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions.
$14.00

Hopscotch

ARG93
Julio Cortazar
Pantheon Books
1987
564
0394752848
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
When La Maga, his mistress, disappears, Horacio Oliveira, an Argentinian writer living in Paris, decides to return home to Buenos Aires.
$17.00

Here at the End of the World We Learn to Dance

NZL101
Lloyd Jones
Bantam Doubleday
2008
276
0385342624
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Originally published in 2002, this sensuous novel is set in rural New Zealand and spans the end of World War I to the present day. Brought together by their obsession with the tango, two couples experience the trials of true love and the power of storytelling.
$12.00

Buenos Aires Affair

ARG107
Manuel Puig
Dalkey Archive Press
2010
220
1564785807
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Puig's inventive, over-the-top tale of Gladys Hebe D'Onofrio and Leopoldo Druscovich.
$13.95

Tango, Sex and Rhythm of the City

SAM204
Mike Gonzalez
Reaktion Books
2013
216
1780231075
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A nice, concise history of the tango, its origins, key figures and a profile of the generation that rediscovered it.
$25.00

Birds of South America, Passerines

SAM221
Ber Van Perlo
Princeton University Press
2015
464
0691167966
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This sturdy guide to the perching birds of South America covers every known species, even those found on offshore islands like the Galapagos. The illustrated profiles cover 1,952 birds and include range maps and information on habitat, identification and vocalizations.
$29.95

Buenos Aires Street Art

ARG148
de Dios
de Dios Editores
2017
96
9509828238
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A slim, handy primer that features the best of Buenos Aires street art. The 87 works of art each get a color picture and a brief profile.
$15.95