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

Spain: Ole, Ole, Ole!

Reading and Travel Guide
Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
Filter by price

Essential Reading Package-EXSPN343

Item EXSPN343. Buy these 4 items as a set for $73 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

Eyewitness Guide Seville and Andalusia

SPN15
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
288
1465438351
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This wonderfully organized and visually rich guide features excellent maps, essays on the culture, history and geography of Andalusia, along with a practical block-by-block guide to Seville.
$23.00

DK Eyewitness Top Ten Madrid

SPN522
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
192
1465445765
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions.
$14.00

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

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

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

Death and the Sun, A Matador's Season in the Heart of Spain

SPN256
Edward Lewine
Houghton Mifflin Company
2007
272
0618872302
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A glimpse into Spanish culture by way of the celebrated art of bullfighting. Lewine spent a year with one of Spain's most celebrated matadors, and writes with a visible reverence for the exciting tradition in this cultural portrait.
$23.95

Speak the Culture Spain

SPN391
Andrew Whittaker
Stylus
2008
343
1854186051
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This helpful guide with a sense of humor provides an overview of historic and contemporary Spanish culture, including theater, philosophy, architecture and food.
$24.95

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

Captain Alatriste

SPN280
Arturo Perez-Reverte, Margaret Sayers Pedén (Translator)
Plume
2005
304
0452287111
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The first book of the swashbuckling series, memorably set in 17th-century Spain.
$16.00

Death in the Afternoon

SPN225
Ernest Hemingway
Scribner
1996
496
0684801450
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Hemingway's ode to the sport of bullfighting, considered one of the best on the sport. He describes and explains the technical aspects of the dangerous ritual, and enlarges into a deep contemplation on the nature of cowardice and bravery, sport and tragedy.
$19.00

Don Quixote

SPN23
Miguel de Cervantes, John Rutherford (Translator)
Penguin
2003
1072
0142437239
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The most famous work in Spanish literature, rendered in a lively, modern translation. It is the picaresque tale of a romantic, mad gentleman who imagines himself a knight errant.
$17.00

Off Side

SPN403
Manuel Vazquez Montalban
Serpent's Tail
2012
256
1612191150
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
This fifth novel in the hugely successful Pepe Carvalho series revolves around a favorite Spanish pastime: soccer. Jack Mortimer, European Soccer Star of the Year, brought in the revive the sagging fortunes of Barcelona soccer club, is receiving death threats.
$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 Fencing Master

SPN180
Arturo Perez-Reverte
Harvest Books
2004
244
0156029839
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Thrills, romance and swordplay in 1860s Madrid.
$15.95

More Books

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

The Sun over Breda

SPN296
Arturo Perez-Reverte, Margaret Sayers Peden (Translator)
Penguin Putnam
2008
288
0452289742
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The third in the Captain Alastriste series, now in center of the bloody 10-month siege of the fortified rebel city of Breda in the Netherlands.
$15.00

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

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

The Story of Ferdinand

SPN212
Munro Leaf, Robert Lawson (Illustrator)
Puffin
1936
72
0140502343
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
This beloved story of a bull who loved to smell flowers has lost none of its enchantment over the decades. Simple pen-and-ink drawings beautifully evoke the wildlife, landscapes and people of Spain.
$7.99

Spain or Shine

SPN304
Michelle Jellen
Puffin
2005
224
0142403687
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
Elena goes to Spain to strike out on her own, but the 16 year-old must first overcome her insecurities. The third book in the SASS (Students Across the Seven Seas) series.
$7.99