BOOKS – the perfect antidote if you’re not traveling to a world capital or heritage destination this summer. Even better if you’re stuck in an airport, the ferry is stranded, or the Chunnel is temporarily shut down. We’ve got cities and destinations galore that take you from ancient Rome to the bordellos of New Orleans, the natural history of New York (before skyscrapers) and the best way to spend 36 hours (a weekend) in 125 different European locations.
Breeze your way through our book lineup –cities’ history, design, destruction and revitalization, and their not-well-kept secrets. Check out what has been lost – both natural features and built ones –through haphazard and often-corrupt development (Washington DC, New York City) and the continuing sense of discovery as we mine the past (Pompeii, Rome, Athens).
And there’s more!
An additional selection of 20+ recent books on London, Paris, Rome, Beijing, Detroit and elsewhere (our holiday archive from 2013).
If you love Paris, immerse yourself in a dozen books from the 1920’s to 2014 – in travel, food and literary memoirs and personal histories.
Open a link and you’ll find the backstory to all the books we have selected: author interviews, book excerpts, a TED talk or two, reviews for some 60 books on cities and destinations around the world.