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March 15, 2017 BOOKLIST
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America’s Most Haunted Hotels: Checking In with Uninvited Guests. By Joan Davis Whitmer. Llewelyn, $16.99 (9780738748009).
Whitmer and her husband checked out some of the most haunted places to stay in the U.S. Whether it was so that readers don’t have to, or so that they know which ones to visit first, will be up to them!
The Best Things in Life Are Free: The Ultimate Money-Saving Travel Guide. Lonely Planet, $22.99 (9781760340629).
Divided by region (Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, South America, and Oceania), this hardback contains the best-value sights and experiences in more than 60 cities.
The Brooklyn Nobody Knows: An Urban Walking Guide. By William B. Helmreich. Princeton, $24.95 (9780691166827).
Both a sit-and-read title and one to consult on the go, Helmreich’s guide is chock-full of Brooklyn-insider details from the author’s own extensive walking explorations. It’s the first of five planned volumes, one for each New York City borough.
Dublin Strolls: Exploring Dublin’s Architectural Treasures. By Gregory Bracken and Audrey Bracken. DuFour/Collins, $21 (9781848892712).
Illustrated with maps and architectural drawings, this conveniently sized guide contains more than 10 well-organized Dublin walking tours, complete with time estimates.
Epic Bike Rides of the World. Lonely Planet, $35 (9781760340834).
For biking beginners to advanced cyclists, this illustration-heavy hardcover volume offers 200 rides in Europe, Patagonia, Tasmania, the wilds of the U.S., and much more.
Eyewitness Travel Guides (DK, paper).Costa Rica. $25 (9781465441157).Jerusalem, Israel, Petra and Sinai. $25 (9781465441317).Myanmar (Burma). $25 (9781465441171).Russia. $25 (9781465441331).Sri Lanka. $25 (9781465441164).Thailand. $25 (9781465441300).
These perennial favorites are easy to tote and full of colorful photographs.
Falcon Guides (dist. by Rowman & Littlefield, paper).Best Easy Day HikesDeath Valley National Park. $12.95 (9781493016525).The Four Corners. $12.95 (9781493026609).Best Bike RidesConnecticut. $22.95 (9780762787265).Orange County, California. $24.95 (9781493022199).Portland, Oregon. $21.95 (9780762784462).
Active travelers can have trip-planning tips, along with maps, directional cues, and difficulty ratings, all in one easy-to-carry book.
Fodor’s Essential Series (Random, paper).Australia. $24.99 (9781101879870).Caribbean. $24.99 (9781101879993).Europe. $24.99 (9780147546562).Hawaii. $24.99 (9781101879924).Ireland. $24.99 (9781101880074).New Zealand. $24.99 (9781101879887).Spain. $25.99 (9781101880142).
Be sure to update collections with the latest new editions in this always-popular series.
Globe Pequot Guides (dist. by Rowman & Littlefield, paper).Historical ToursAlexandria, Virginia. $12.95 (9781493017980).Charleston, South Carolina. $12.95 (9781493023639).
Readers can step through time with these guides, which include time lines and archival maps and photos.
Motorcycle TouringOregon. $14.95 (9781493022533).Washington. $14.95 (9781493022557).
Maps, color photos, and tips pepper these guides to biking in the Pacific Northwest.
Interlink Guides (Interlink, paper).Frankfurt: A Cultural Guide. $17 (9781566560825).The Good Hotel Guide: Great Britain and Ireland, 2017. $29.95 (9780993248412).Havana: A Cultural History. $15 (9781566564199).Only in Edinburgh. $22.95 (9783950421804).Venice: A Cultural History. $15 (9781566563697).
Interlink’s guides are expertly written and perfect for curious travelers.
Lonely Planet’s Where to Go When. Lonely Planet, $24.99 (9781786571939).
A first stop for travel fans, this full-color hardback guide lists 30 recommended destinations for every month of the year. It’s organized by month, with flowcharts and infographics to help users decide which trips might be best for them.
Magical Destinations of the Northeast: Sacred Sites, Occult Oddities, and Magical Monuments. By Natalie Zaman. Llewelyn, $17.99 (9780738747903).
Zaman shares spots in the upper-right-hand corner of the U.S. that are both well-known and lesser-known for their magical connotations.
National Geographic Guides (National Geographic, paper).Guide to the Historic Sites of Canada. $26 (9781426217555).Guide to the National Parks of Canada. $26 (9781426217562).
These companion books, full of photos and useful information, will be released in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary.
Textile Fiestas of Mexico: A Traveler’s Guide to Celebrations, Markets, and Smart Shopping. By Sheri Brautigam. Thrums, $24.95 (9780996447584).
A craft- and fabric-lovers dream, this handy, brightly illustrated guide belongs in all well-circulating Mexico travel sections.
Tokyo Fashion City: A Detailed Guide to Tokyo’s Trendiest Fashion Districts. By Philomena Keet. Tuttle, $16.95 (9781805313398).
This guide, organized by neighborhood and containing hundreds of snapshots, is equally suitable for armchair travel or coffee-table eye candy.
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