Our favorite Travel books to places real and unreal.
An original and comprehensive look at what it is we seek when we set off on an adventure abroad.
Going traveling is one of the few things we undertake in a direct attempt to make ourselves happy--and frequently, in fascinating ways, we fail. We get bored, cross, anxious, or lonely.
From the famed Atlantis to the remote Rupes Nigra, islands have long held our fascination: they are locales isolated from ordinary life, lurking in unexplored corners of the globe and thus full of undisclosed mysteries.$26.95ISBN: 9780393609356Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 29th, 2019
A vibrant, enchanting tour of the Seine from longtime New York Times foreign correspondent and best-selling author Elaine Sciolino.$27.95ISBN: 9781524748012Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.Published: Pantheon - November 5th, 2019
ONE OF SMITHSONIAN'S BEST TRAVEL BOOKS OF THE YEAR$28.00ISBN: 9781786891556Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.Published: Canongate Books - July 2nd, 2019
For those who go in search of the isolation, silence and adventure of wild places it is--perhaps ironically--to the man-made shelters that they need to head; the outposts: bothies, bivouacs, cabins and huts. Part of their allure is their simplicity: enough architecture to shelter from the weather but not so much as to distract from the immediate environment around.$30.00ISBN: 9780143134077Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.Published: Penguin Books - October 29th, 2019
A nostalgic and celebratory look back at one hundred years of passenger flight, featuring full-color reproductions of route maps and posters from the world's most iconic airlines, from the author of bestselling cult classic Transit Maps of the World.$32.00ISBN: 9780316423090Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.Published: Voracious - October 1st, 2019Learn to make your own quiet place somewhere with this inspiring journey inside tranquil cabins and handmade homes, from the creators of the wildly popular Cabin Porn phenomenon.$34.95ISBN: 9780262043342Published: MIT Press - November 5th, 2019
A global guide to sewers that celebrates the magnificently designed and engineered structures beneath the world's great cities.
The sewer, in all its murkiness, filthiness, and subterranean seclusion, has been an evocative (and redolent) literary device, appearing in works by writers ranging from Charles Dickens to Graham Greene.$35.00ISBN: 9780500022566Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.Published: Thames & Hudson - October 15th, 2019
Celebrate the three-hundredth anniversary of Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe with this vibrant atlas in which an international gathering of illustrators conjure imaginary islands and castaway dreams.$35.00ISBN: 9781786578648Published: Lonely Planet - August 15th, 2017
Buckle up for the next installment in our 'Epic' series and the follow-up to Epic Bike Rides of the World. Epic Drives of the World, a beautiful hardback, showcases 50 of the greatest road trips on Earth, from classic routes in America, Australia and Europe, to incredible adventures in Asia and Africa.$37.50ISBN: 9781523506484Published: Workman Publishing Company - October 15th, 2019
“A wanderlust-whetting cabinet of curiosities on paper.”— New York Times
Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura is a phenomenon of a travel book that shot to the top of bestseller lists when it was first published and changed the way we think about the world, expanding our sense of how strange and m$50.00ISBN: 9781579657888Published: Artisan - October 29th, 2019
Named a Best Gift Book/Best Travel Book of 2019 by the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Associated Press, House Beautiful, Business Insider, The Daily Beast, Forbes, Fodor’s, The Points Guy, Seattle Times, and more
“This is the comfort food of travel books. . . .$50.00ISBN: 9781616898236Published: Princeton Architectural Press - September 24th, 2019
This is the first book to catalog comparative maps and tableaux that visualize the heights and lengths of the world's mountains and rivers. Produced predominantly in the nineteenth century, these beautifully rendered maps emerged out of the tide of exploration and scientific developments in measuring techniques.$50.00ISBN: 9783899559859Published: Gestalten - November 26th, 2019
Long-distance trekking, short day trips out of town, an extended weekend escapade; the first series installment of our bestselling Wanderlust has it all. Experienced outdoor enthusiasts and those lacing-up their boots for their first time: prepare to hike the diverse American landscape.$75.00ISBN: 9780520314290Published: University of California Press - September 3rd, 2019"The maps themselves are things of beauty."—The New York Times
Explore the hidden histories of San Francisco, New Orleans, and New York with this brilliant reinvention of the traditional atlas.