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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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Eyewitness Guide Spain

SPN05
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
672
1465440208
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This superb, colorful guide covering all of Spain features bright photography, dozens of maps and a region-by-region synopsis of the country's attractions.
$30.00

The Alhambra

SPN226
Robert Irwin
Harvard University Press
2004
213
0674060333
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Irwin's brief, indispensable guide introduces the stunning Moorish palace and fortress complex, revealing its mysteries, myths and significance with wit and insight.
$17.50

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 & Portugal Adventure Map

SPN22
National Geographic
National Geographic Maps
2011
2
1566955394
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A double-sided full-color map of Spain and Portugal at a scale of 1:1,000,000 with good shaded relief, topographic detail, roads and waterways.
$12.95

Fodor's Madrid's 25 Best

SPN172
Fodor's
Fodor's
2014
128
0804143463
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This slim guide includes an excellent pull-out map of the center of Madrid and essential information on its highlights, including restaurant recommendations and sightseeing.
$13.99

Rick Steves' Spanish Phrase Book & Dictionary

SPN178
Rick Steves
Avalon Travel Publishing
2013
428
1566915244
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A compact phrase book for travelers, organized thematically and with a brief dictionary.
$12.99

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

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

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

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 Ornament of the World, How Muslims, Jews, and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain

SPN185
Maria Rosa Menocal, Harold Bloom (Introduction)
Little Brown and Company
2003
272
0316168718
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A lively, illuminating portrait of the Andalucian Kingdom, its cultural achievements and religious tolerance from the eighth century to 1492.
$16.00

Antonio Gaudi, Master Architect

SPN374
Juan Bassegoda Nonell
Abbeville Publishing Group
2001
285
0789206900
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
1
This pocket-sized collection of Gaudi's work captures the evolution, imagination and exuberance of one of the most influential architects of the 20th century.
$11.95

Painting in Spain 1500-1700

SPN183
Jonathan Brown
Yale University Press
1998
283
0300064748
PAPER
Art & Architecture
7/1/2017
0
0
0
0
Velazquez and El Greco are but a few of the Spanish artists discussed in this in-depth study of the art produced during Spain's golden age.
$45.00

Driving over Lemons, An Optimist in Andalucia

SPN135
Chris Stewart
Vintage Books
2000
256
0375709150
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Stewart's memoir about moving with his wife to a farm in Alpujarras is charming and insightful. Unlike many expatriates, Stewart manages to ground himself far enough into the community to make lasting friends -- as well as a home for his young daughter.
$15.95

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

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

In Arabian Nights, A Caravan of Moroccan Dreams

MRC80
Tahir Shah
Bantam Doubleday
2009
400
0553384430
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Shah (The Caliph's House) weaves his own family tradition of storytelling with commentary on Moroccan spiritual traditions, culture and history in this account of his adopted home on the sea in Casablanca.
$18.00

Spanish Lessons, Beginnings of a New Life in Spain

SPN150
Derek Lambert
Broadway Books
2001
240
0767904168
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A witty narrative of life as an ex-pat in a small town near Alicante by the erstwhile British journalist. The writer, who had spent a career covering conflicts across the globe, has a keen eye and deploys a sharp sense of humor in telling his tale.
$19.00

For Whom the Bell Tolls

SPN19
Ernest Hemingway
Scribner
1995
471
0684803356
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Hemingway's great novel about the Spanish Civil War is a love story set during the four-day fight of anti-fascist units in the mountains.
$18.00

Murder in the Central Committee

SPN402
Manuel Vazquez Montalban
Meliville House Publishing
2012
224
1612190367
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
The general secretary of the Spanish Communist Party is murdered, and Pepe Carvalho, gourmet private detective, is the ideal man to track down the killer. This, the best-known title in the Pepe Carvalho series, captures a vivid sense of contemporary Spain.
$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

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

Fodor's Madrid's 25 Best

SPN172
Fodor's
Fodor's
2014
128
0804143463
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This slim guide includes an excellent pull-out map of the center of Madrid and essential information on its highlights, including restaurant recommendations and sightseeing.
$13.99

Rick Steves' Spanish Phrase Book & Dictionary

SPN178
Rick Steves
Avalon Travel Publishing
2013
428
1566915244
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A compact phrase book for travelers, organized thematically and with a brief dictionary.
$12.99

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

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

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

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 Ornament of the World, How Muslims, Jews, and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain

SPN185
Maria Rosa Menocal, Harold Bloom (Introduction)
Little Brown and Company
2003
272
0316168718
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A lively, illuminating portrait of the Andalucian Kingdom, its cultural achievements and religious tolerance from the eighth century to 1492.
$16.00

Painting in Spain 1500-1700

SPN183
Jonathan Brown
Yale University Press
1998
283
0300064748
PAPER
Art & Architecture
7/1/2017
0
0
0
0
Velazquez and El Greco are but a few of the Spanish artists discussed in this in-depth study of the art produced during Spain's golden age.
$45.00

Driving over Lemons, An Optimist in Andalucia

SPN135
Chris Stewart
Vintage Books
2000
256
0375709150
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Stewart's memoir about moving with his wife to a farm in Alpujarras is charming and insightful. Unlike many expatriates, Stewart manages to ground himself far enough into the community to make lasting friends -- as well as a home for his young daughter.
$15.95

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

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

In Arabian Nights, A Caravan of Moroccan Dreams

MRC80
Tahir Shah
Bantam Doubleday
2009
400
0553384430
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Shah (The Caliph's House) weaves his own family tradition of storytelling with commentary on Moroccan spiritual traditions, culture and history in this account of his adopted home on the sea in Casablanca.
$18.00

Spanish Lessons, Beginnings of a New Life in Spain

SPN150
Derek Lambert
Broadway Books
2001
240
0767904168
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A witty narrative of life as an ex-pat in a small town near Alicante by the erstwhile British journalist. The writer, who had spent a career covering conflicts across the globe, has a keen eye and deploys a sharp sense of humor in telling his tale.
$19.00

For Whom the Bell Tolls

SPN19
Ernest Hemingway
Scribner
1995
471
0684803356
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Hemingway's great novel about the Spanish Civil War is a love story set during the four-day fight of anti-fascist units in the mountains.
$18.00

Murder in the Central Committee

SPN402
Manuel Vazquez Montalban
Meliville House Publishing
2012
224
1612190367
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
The general secretary of the Spanish Communist Party is murdered, and Pepe Carvalho, gourmet private detective, is the ideal man to track down the killer. This, the best-known title in the Pepe Carvalho series, captures a vivid sense of contemporary Spain.
$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

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

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