Wexas editors and specialists round up the best books on individual destinations or themes to provide you with an essential reading list whether you're travelling to that place or simply want to learn more from the comfort of your armchair.
Use our recommended reading lists to get to know a place through its history, fiction or travel literature and be transported by writers who bring a place vividly to life.
if you're inspired by something you read, follow the links to the country or experience page elsewhere on the site to see details of possible trips and itineraries all around the world.
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