Travel the World in Books

Are you thinking about traveling this summer? Even if you don’t leave home, you can still travel the world through books! The stories below will take you to destinations all over the world.

Click the titles to browse and put books on hold for pickup at curbside or the Circulation Desk. If you’d like more information about any of these titles, call Adult Services at (423) 434-4454.

You can also request a Book Bundle of travel-themed books and our librarians will pick some for you!


Under a Sardinian Sky by Sara Alexander

Meet Me in Bombay by Jenny Ashcroft

The Vineyards of Champagne by Juliet Blackwell

Surviving Savannah by Patti Callahan

The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles

The Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis

The Killings at Kingfisher Hill (a Hercule Poirot mystery) by Sophie Hannah

Cardiff, by the Sea by Carol Joyce Oates

The House on Vesper Sands by Paraic O’Donnell

The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner

The Kitchen Front by Jennifer Ryan

The Librarian of Boone’s Hollow by Kim Vogel Sawyer

The Star-Crossed Sisters of Tuscany by Lori Spielman

Murder on Cold Street by Sherry Thomas



Bury my Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West by Dee Brown

Eat the Buddha: Life and Death in a Tibetan Town by Barbara Demick 

La Passione: How Italy Seduced the World by Dianne Hales, et al

Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World’s Greatest Nuclear Disaster by Adam Higginbotham

Blue Sky Kingdom: An Epic Family Journey to the Heart of the Himalaya by Bruce Kirkby

Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of An American Family by Robert Kolker

The Red Rooster Cookbook: The Story of Food and Hustle in Harlem by Marcus Samuelsson

1000 Places to See Before You Die by Patricia Schultz

The Seine: The River that Made Paris by Elaine Sciolino

Big Black: Stand at Attica (graphic novel) by Frank “Big Black” Smith

For the Love of Europe: My Favorite Places, People, and Stories by Rick Steves

Memorial Drive: A Daughter’s Memoir by Natasha Trethewey

If you need something new to read, let us know and we’ll help find books and authors that are perfect for you. Visit our website or call (423) 434-4450 for book recommendations and to place items on hold.

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