Nov 14 2011
Each year, Beth Harpaz, the Associated Press Travel editor rings up The Globe Corner, along with a few other travel booksellers and publishers for her annual article, “Books for the traveler: Holiday gift suggestions”. Her article started rolling out into newspapers around the country over the past few days — including the Washington Post, the New Orleans Times-Picayne, and the International Times Herald.
Her article begins:
Is there an avid traveler on your gift list? Or even someone who doesn’t go too far from home, but simply loves reading about faraway places and other cultures? Maybe you have a friend or loved one who might enjoy spending a winter’s day gazing at pictures of places they love or long to see. Books with a travel theme — whether practical, beautiful, inspirational or just a good read — make a good holiday gift. Here are a few ideas and recommendations…. For the rest of the article, visit the Washington Post’s version.
The Globe Corner picks for AP include:
City Secrets Guidebook Series
There’s great news this year for fans of architect Robert Kahn’s City Secrets series. Remarkable contributors (writers, artists, curators, and others) reveal their favorite strolls, hidden gardens, buildings, shops, and restaurants. New editions of City Secrets London, City Secrets Rome, and City Secrets Florence, Venice & the Towns of Italy are available. City Secrets Manhattan, covering Kahn’s home turf, is due just before the holidays.
City: A User’s Guide to the Past, Present, and Future of Urban Life
By P. D. Smith (hardcover, $40.00)
This collection of essays about urban life worldwide offers wonderful portraits on wide range of topics ranging from downtowns & skyscrapers; shantytowns and favelas; graffiti, street food, flash mobs, & skateboarding.
Mourad: New Moroccan
by Mourad Lahlou (hardcover, $40.00)
Chef Mourad Lahlou, renowned for his Michelin-starred San Francisco restaurant, presents a new, modern Moroccan cuisine in 100-plus recipes, lavishly illustrated with food and photographs from Morocco.
Saraban: A Chef’s Journey Through Persia
by Greg and Lucy Malouf (hardcover, $59.95)
The latest combination cookbook/travel memoir from Chef Greg Malouf and his writer wife Lucy, authors of critically acclaimed previous cookbooks which combine gorgeous photography with personal accounts on culinary travels through other parts of the Middle East (Turquoise (travels/recipes from Turkey) & Saha (travels/recipes from Lebanon & Syria)). Saraban recounts their journey through the culinary landscapes of ancient Persia and modern-day Iran.