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I’m itching to do some traveling (and the reading that goes with it); in the meantime, let’s talk books.

A few months ago I blogged about the wonderful Idlewild Books in Manhattan–a travel bookstore organized by country rather than genre. For more destination-specific recommendations, The Millions‘ Kevin Harnett suggests some fiction (and nonfiction) to take on the road. Last June, Joan Silber also contributed a post about reading abroad.

Frommer’s website offers reading recommendations for a huge variety of destinations, among them cities like New Orleans, Buenos Aires, and Toronto, and countries from Japan to Iceland. For inspiration on where to go and how to keep your carbon footprint small, check out weekly posts on sustainable travel from editor Jen Reilly on Frommer’s blog. Here’s the most recent post, on the Corn Islands, Nicaragua. (For Nicaraguan lit recommendations, go here.)

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