Tag Archives: Travel literature

It’s still Constantinople to me

As is often the case in the antiquarian book trade, we can search for a title for weeks with no avail and then years later stumble across a copy when we are not even looking. Many years ago I had … Continue reading

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Bookstore Tourism: London

When I first discovered London’s iconic Stanfords in 1986, Britain’s largest travel bookstore was already 133 years old. Located in a beautiful turn-of-the-century building on Long Acre in the heart of Covent Garden since 1901, the shop has one of the … Continue reading

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And The Winner Is …

I am happy to announce that the winner of the collectible travel book giveaway is Johanna B. from the UK. She has fittingly chosen The Romance of London 1911 by Gordon Home, which was published by Adam and Charles Black, London with … Continue reading

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Small World, Little Planet

Petite Planète is a series of iconic travel guides by the French publishing house Edition du Seuil published between 1954 and 1964.Early on, filmmaker/novelist/graphic artist/World War II resistance fighter Chris Marker was recruited as the editor for the experimental series. He was also … Continue reading

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[wherever]: an out of place journal is a spanking new print magazine focusing on travel writing, travel culture and the politics of travel. Planned as a three times per year publication, the magazine’s inaugural issue will be released next Thursday … Continue reading

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Frommer is back

Budget travel guidebook godfather Arthur Frommer has announced that he has reacquired his iconic brand from Google and that he plans to resume publishing the famed guidebook series. Last year, Google bought the Frommer brand from publisher Wiley for a … Continue reading

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