New Arrivals


This varied list of unique books represents just a few of the fascinating and exciting new titles that have come into our store recently.

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The Best Women’s Travel Writing, Volume 9
by Lavinia Spalding

From Travelers’ Tales comes “The Best Women’s Travel Writing, Volume 9: True Stories from Around the World”–the ninth collection in the annual best-selling, award-winning series that invites readers to ride shotgun alongside intrepid female nomads as they travel the globe to discover new places, people, and facets of themselves. The stories in this edition are as diverse as the destinations, the common thread being fresh, compelling storytelling that will make you laugh, weep, wish you were there, or be glad you weren’t.

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Cool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco

by Gary Kamiya

Cool, Gray City of Love brings together an exuberant combination of personal insight, deeply researched history, in-depth reporting, and lyrical prose to create an unparalleled portrait of San Francisco. Each of its 49 chapters explores a specific site or intersection in the city, from the mighty Golden Gate Bridge to the raunchy Tenderloin to the soaring sea cliffs at Land’s End.


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The Longest Road
by Philip Caputo

In 2011, with Congress in a deadlock over pretty much everything, Philip Caputo decides to travel from milestone 0 in Key West, Florida to the farthest point the road goes in Alaska. In the process he asks different people what it is that bind us together as a nation. This book is part travel memoir and part philosophical treatise. The journey with Fred, his truck, Ethel, his airstream, his wife and dogs is great fun. The people they meet are unique and very opinionated. The answers he gets to his questions are interesting and thought provoking.

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Last Train to Zona Verde
by Paul Theroux

The world’s most acclaimed travel writer journeys through western Africa from Cape Town to the Congo.



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The Turk Who Loved Apples
by Matt Gross

The popular New York Times travel reporter’s spirited case for chucking guidebooks and becoming independent travelers.



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My Greek Island Home
by Claire Lloyd

This book describes Claire’s journey to a small village in Greece – the ancient land of gods and poets, where the seasons govern a way of life that has barely changed over thousands of years. Accompanied by Claire’s stunning photographs filled with colour and light, this inspirational story of reconnecting with nature and community, and finding beauty in the smallest details, will make you see the world anew.

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Cockpit Confidential

by Patrick Smith

Airline pilot Smith divulges his personal and sometimes surprising insights into the most newsworthy and wacky topics involving air travel today.



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New England Notebook
by Ted Reinstein

Written by a native New Englander and WCVB on-air reporter, New England Notebook goes beyond the merely curious, though it offers plenty of intriguing tidbits, unusual museums, fascinating characters, and many pieces of trivia and little-known facts. A sweeping look at the first and the oldest, the biggest and smallest, and the unique offerings of the region.

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Italian Ways
By Tim Parks

The bestselling author of “Italian Neighbors” returns with a wry and revealing portrait of Italian life–by riding its trains.



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The Wet & the Dry
by Lawrence Osborne

An immersing, controversial, and often irreverent travel narrative, The Wet and the Dry offers provocative, sometimes unsettling insights into the deeply embedded conflicts between East and West, and the surprising influence of drinking on the contemporary world today.