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Item EXIBR34. Buy these 5 items as a set for $88 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

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 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

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 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

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

Madrid Map

SPN106
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2007
2
3866091397
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed map of Madrid at a scale of 1:10,000, laminated and folded for easy reference.
$7.95

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

Culture Smart! Portugal

PGL53
Sandy Guedes de Queiroz
Kuperard
2016
168
1857338642
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A concise, well-illustrated and practical guide to local customs, etiquette and culture.
$11.99

Culture Smart! Spain

SPN342
Marian Meaney
Kuperard
2016
168
1857338383
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This concise, no-nonsense guide to local customs, etiquette and culture provides a short overview of the land and people along with practical travel advice.
$11.99

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

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

Lonely Planet Spanish Phrasebook

SPN182
Izaskun Arretxe
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
272
1743214421
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
This handy pocket phrasebook includes pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary.
$9.99

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

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

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

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

Madrid, A Cultural History

SPN506
Elizabeth Nash
Interlink Publishing Group
2001
256
1566563682
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
One in the excellent series, both a walking guide and history of the city.
$15.00

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 New Spaniards

SPN08
John Hooper
Penguin Putnam
2007
458
0141016094
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This survey of the cultural, political and economic changes in Spain since the death of Franco offers an authoritative and compelling look at the everyday life of Spaniards.
$18.00

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

The Story of the Moors in Spain

SPN12
Stanley Lane-Poole
Black Classic Press
2010
285
0933121199
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A wonderfully readable, sweeping tale of splendor and tragedy, first published in 1866.
$18.95

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

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

Small Memories

PGL82
Jose Saramago
Houghton Mifflin Company
2012
192
0547752636
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
In this contemplative memoir, the Portuguese Nobel laureate recalls a childhood both dark and magical, split between the growing city of Lisbon and the tiny village of Azinhaga.
$13.95

A Traveller's Companion To Madrid

SPN291
Hugh Thomas (Editor)
Interlink Publishing Group
2005
422
156656591X
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
This spritely anthology of eyewitness accounts -- in diaries, letters, memoirs and novels -- covers palaces and neighborhoods, customs, manners and morals of the city, revealing its geography, history and spirit.
$16.95

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

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

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

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

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

A Brief History of Montmaray

EUR393
Michelle Cooper
Alfred Knopf
2011
296
0375851542
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
Cooper brings mixes actual events and the history of World War II in Europe with a wholly invented and imaginative tale of an eccentric royal family on a windswept island kingdom in the Bay of Biscay in this marvelous tale that will appeal especially to teenagers.
$16.99

More Books

A Birdwatchers' Guide to Portugal, the Azores & Madeira Archipelagos

PGL89
Colm Moore
Trafalgar Square
2014
152
1871104130
PAPER
Field Guide
5/1/2017
0
0
0
0
The first and only birdwatching guide to cover all of Portugal, this enlarged second edition features several new sites (44 in all) and includes the Azores and Madeira archipelagos.
$30.00

Spain & Portugal

SPN575
ITMB
ITMB
2012
1
1553413725
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed travel map of Spain and Portugal at a scale of 1:900,000. Printed on tear proof, waterproof paper and covers the Canary Islands, Mallorca and Barcelona's old city center.
$12.95

World Without End, Spain, Philip II, and the First Global Empire

SPN590
Hugh Thomas
Random House
2015
464
0812998111
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
This final installment in Hugh Thomas’s three-volume narrative history of the Spanish Empire focuses on King Philip II whose 42-year reign (in New Spain and around the world) changed global politics forever. An expansive, but highly readable work.
$35.00

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

Worth Looking For

Pilgrim in Spain

SPN478
Christopher Howse
Continuum Publishing Group
2011
224
0826497691
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
1
With an eye for the humorous and strange, the British journalist roams in a great arc through the central kingdom of Castile in search of obscure saints, odd cathedrals, shrines and holy relics. Traveling by train and bus, he alights in the valleys of Extremadura, spending time in Soria and Silos, Yuste and Segovia, before turning to the Way of St. James and the pilgrim destination of Santiago de Compostela.
$33.95