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May 2017 Destination of the Month: Portugal

We usually choose our Destination of the Month based on a combination of factors--geographical balance, time of year for travel, availability of new books on the location, and so on--but this month it seemed to choose itself for us. We've recently had an unexpected spate of requests for travel guides to Portugal. Apparently that's where all of you are clamoring to go right now! And why not, we say? The food, the climate, the history, the music, the port wine ... and don't forget the affordability. Despite its increasing popularity, Portugal remains one of Europe's best bargains. So read up, travelers!

To browse previous destinations of the month, go here.

The Moon, Come to Earth: Dispatches from Lisbon Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780226305158
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days
Published: University of Chicago Press - November 15th, 2009

Baltasar and Blimunda Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780156005203
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days
Published: Mariner Books - October 16th, 1998

Lonely Planet Portugal Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781786573223
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days
Published: Lonely Planet - March 21st, 2017

The Telling Room: A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World's Greatest Piece of Cheese Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780385337014
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days
Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - May 6th, 2014

My Portugal: Recipes and Stories Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781617691263
Availability: Backordered
Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 7th, 2014

An Explanation of the Birds (Antunes) Cover Image
$11.00
ISBN: 9780802134202
Availability: Special Order
Published: Grove Press - August 7th, 1995

The Book of Disquiet: The Complete Edition Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780811226936
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days
Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - August 29th, 2017

300 Days of Sun: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062390165
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper Paperbacks - April 12th, 2016

The High Mountains of Portugal: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812987034
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days
Published: Spiegel & Grau - November 29th, 2016

The Portuguese: A Modern History Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781566568449
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days
Published: Interlink Books - March 15th, 2015

A Small Death in Lisbon Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780425184233
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days
Published: Berkley - March 5th, 2002

This Gulf of Fire: The Great Lisbon Earthquake, or Apocalypse in the Age of Science and Reason Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780307387509
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - October 18th, 2016