World and travel reading guide
Experience unfamiliar landscapes, people and cultures. Be transported.
Fall under the spell of travel. Find reads that take you to exotic cities, feast on the foods of a foreign culture, or be inspired by real life adventurers.
Grow your understanding of the world by immersing yourself in the history, politics, and culture of another land or region.
World and travel reading lists
Non-fiction - Famous cities
Dreaming of travelling to famous cities and romantic places? Take an armchair trip with these great reads.
Non-fiction - Microhistories
Histories with a narrow focus - a short time period, a confined area - that bring the history of different places around the world to life.
Non-fiction - Political activism around the world
Reads about crusading journalists working to reveal the truth, and activists who put themselves on the line for their cause.
Non-fiction - Travel stories of culture and place
Travel books written about the place, your connection with it, the people you meet, and what it is like to live there.
Non-fiction - Travel Adventures
Be inspired by adventures taken by everyday people, and learn about faraway places. Stories of discovery and wonder.
Non-fiction - Food journeys
The rich history of what appears on our plate is celebrated in these books which celebrate food around the world - feast your eyes on these.
Illustrated Biographies - Travel
A collection of the best biographical graphic travel novels available in our collection - a chance to travel without leaving your seat!
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