Stanfords London Travel Bookshop

About Stanfords

Since our founding in 1853 by Edward Stanford, we have grown to become the most successful specialty retailer in the United Kingdom of maps, travel literature, and other travel supplies. After 118 years at its Long Acre site, our flagship store has shifted to its new London home at 7 Mercer Walk in Covent Garden. Here, we take great satisfaction in the breadth and depth of our collection, which is sourced by specialists from all over the world.

Since the beginning of the 20th century, we have served both active and armchair travellers alike as an indispensable first stop on their journeys. Our list of customers, both past and present, includes illustrious figures such as Amy Johnson, David Livingstone, Captain Robert Falcon Scott, Ernest Shackleton, Florence Nightingale, Ranulph Fiennes, Bill Bryson, Michael Palin, and even Sherlock Holmes. Among our other notable clients are Ernest Shackleton, Florence Nightingale, and Florence Nightingale.

Why do people read travel books?

There are many reasons why people might read travel books. For some, it may be a way to vicariously experience different cultures and lifestyles. Others may read for practical purposes, looking for specific information about accommodation, attractions, and so on. Still others may be armchair travelers, content to explore the world from the comfort of their own homes. Whatever the reason, travel books can provide an enjoyable and informative way to learn about other places. In addition, they can be a valuable resource for planning future trips. With so much to offer, it’s no wonder that travel books remain popular with readers of all ages.

What is the meaning of travel books?

Travel books are a genre of literature that has been around for centuries. They offer readers the opportunity to vicariously explore the world through the eyes of the author. Traditionally, travel books were written by explorers and adventurers who journeyed to far-flung corners of the globe in search of new lands and cultures. Today, travel books come in all shapes and sizes, with authors ranging from armchair travelers to celebrity chefs. The best travel books provide an intimate portrait of a place, offering insights into its history, culture and people. They have the power to transport readers to distant lands and offer a unique perspective on the world. Whether you’re looking for an escape from your everyday life or simply want to armchair travel to a far-off land, travel books offer something for everyone.

Stanfords Travel Books


The Amur River: Between Russia and China

The Amur River is the ninth longest river in the world, and it forms a natural border between Russia and China. The Amur is also one of the widest rivers in the world, with a width of up to 10 kilometers (6 miles) in some places. The river basin is home to a diverse array of wildlife, including Siberian tigers, red-crowned cranes, and sturgeon. In the past, the Amur River was an important trade route between Russia and China. Today, it is a popular destination for fishing, boating, and hiking. The Amur River is truly a unique place where two cultures meet.

The Wilderness Cookbook: A Wild Camper’s Guide to Eating Well

When it comes to camping, food is often an afterthought. More focus is placed on packing the right gear and planning the perfect route than on what to eat once you’re out in the wilderness. However, eating well is essential to having a good time while camping. Not only will it help you maintain your energy levels, but it will also boost your mood and keep you from getting homesick. The Wilderness Cookbook is a comprehensive guide to food for campers of all ages and experience levels. The book covers everything from menu planning and food preparation to cooking over a campfire and dealing with leftovers. With over 200 recipes, including both traditional favorites and new twists on old classics, the Wilderness Cookbook is the perfect way to make sure that your next camping trip is a delicious success.

Minarets in the Mountains: A Journey into Muslim Europe

In her book Minarets in the Mountains: A Journey into Muslim Europe, journalist Sarah Birke takes readers on a fascinating journey through some of the Muslim-majority countries in Europe. Birke begins her journey in Bosnia, where she visits the famous UNESCO World Heritage site of the Old Bridge in Mostar. She then travels to Albania, where she learn about the country’s rich Islamic history and meet some of its Muslim leaders. In Kosovo, Birke witnesses first-hand the tensions between the Muslim Albanian majority and the Christian Serbian minority. Finally, she ends her journey in Bulgaria, where she explores the little-known but vibrant Muslim community. Throughout her travels, Birke offers readers an intimate and eye-opening look at the daily lives of Muslims in Europe.

Why Stanfords?

Stanfords UK is one of the most respected university press in the world. We are known for our rigorous academic standards and our commitment to excellence in research and scholarship. Our faculty are leaders in their fields, and our students are among the best and brightest in the world. We offer a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs, and our campus is located in the heart of London, one of the most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities in the world. When you choose Stanfords UK, you join a community of scholars that is committed to making a difference in the world. Welcome to Stanfords UK!


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