The Ultimate Guide to Electronic Book Readers (E-Readers)

Electronic book readers (eBook readers, e-book readers, e-readers, eReaders)[1] haven’t been around that long but are quickly gathering market momentum[2] and are quite naturally a great fit for the extended traveler. Spend a bit of time searching the Web for reviews and you will rarely come across a less-than-glowing opinion, and most of the negative writing you will encounter comes from … [ Read more ]

Finding Books on the Road

“A book is not only a friend, it makes friends for you. When you have possessed a book with mind and spirit, you are enriched. But when you pass it on you are enriched threefold.” — Henry Miller, The Books In My Life (1969)

Depending on where you are traveling, finding books to read can be either very easy or very difficult. Clearly, the task is … [ Read more ]

Travel Reading Suggestions: 100+ Great Books for Travelers

This list of suggested travel books generally focuses on novels or personal histories that involve travel either directly or indirectly. You won’t find much in the way of guidebooks, though there are a couple of suggestions which lean in that direction. My choices come from multiple best travel book lists (see below for links), recommendations from other travelers and my personal favorites.

I have tried to … [ Read more ]

Book Exchanges Around the World

Today I went in search of a decent place to exchange a book in Bogotá, Colombia. Being a large city with numerous popular hostels, I assumed any number of them would have a moderately good book exchange. I was mistaken. However, after visiting several hostels and asking for suggestions, I was told to visit Bogotá Bike Tours, which does indeed have many books. … [ Read more ]