Eight of the world’s best historic bookshops, from Portland to Paris

The world’s bookshops have their own stories to tell, often just as fascinating as those on their shelves. Repositories of knowledge and bastions of avant-garde thought, these eight independent booksellers are historic monuments in their own right.

Six new travel reads for your bookshelf in 2021

We look ahead to some of this year’s most hotly anticipated travel books, including Cal Flyn's Islands of Abandonment and Craig Taylor's New Yorkers. 

The 12 best travel books of 2020

From exploring the natural world right on our doorstep here in the UK to taking a trip into the fictional landscapes of South America and the Caribbean, we highlight the books that have given us a great escape this year.

Six inspiring travel books for your Christmas wishlist

Including Ahmed M. Badr's While the Earth Sleeps We Travel and Melissa Harrison's The Stubborn Light of Things, these bright new books offer some itinerant inspiration for those dark winter nights. 

From Ireland to India: our favourite cookbooks for winter

Global influences abound in an exciting new veggie cookbook from Yotam Ottolenghi and Ixta Belfrage. Plus, four more unmissable new releases spanning Indian, Irish and Greek cuisine.

Escape into the world of Wes Anderson with this new travel photography book

Step into the symmetrically splendid aesthetic of a cult film director with the new travel photography book Accidentally Wes Anderson, created by the curator behind the viral Instagram account of the same name.

Six new books inspired by the natural world

Lose yourself in gripping books that explore the beauty and mystery of our natural world and remind us of our own dependence on it as a species. 

Cookbook author Lara Lee on Indonesian cuisine

We talk to Australian-born food writer Lara Lee whose debut cookbook offers a culinary love letter to Indonesian dishes that, as she explains, rely on a delicate balance of flavours, textures and ingredients.

Notes from an author: Irene Sabatini on finding inspiration in Zimbabwe's landscapes

Still landscapes and encounters with elephants — the scenes and sounds of the Southern African country spark fresh, if unexpected, inspiration.

Notes from an author: Christopher Beanland on Sydney's best lidos

Hanging out at lidos is a great way to experience Australia, and the outdoor pools that dot the Sydney coast offer a watery way to get under the city’s skin.

From Britain to Burma: our favourite cookbooks for summer

Six new cookbook releases to help you eat your way around the world this summer. 

Six new novels to transport you overseas this summer

From Sri Lanka to Chile, Havana and Paris, journey around the world with fictional tales that conjure a crackling sense of place.

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