On the road or off, it’s good to have a book or two handy.
In addition to book stores, some airports have free book swap stations.
This one we spotted in the airport in Walla Walla, Washington is pretty basic.
This one in the Helsinki Airport is more elaborate.
Need some suggestions on what to read? Here are some travel-related books that have recently arrived in the Stuck At The Airport mailbox.
Atlas Obscura: 2nd edition: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders is out and is full of even more odd, entertaining and must-see spots around the world.
There’s an Atlas Obscura page-a-day calendar and an Atlas Obscura wall calendar out for 2020 as well.
For anyone interested in Roman mythology or who may be traveling to Rome, David Stuttard’s book Roman Mythology – A Traveler’s Guide from Troy to Tivoli may come in handy.
And if you’ve ever been to Massachusetts or New England, you’ll likely recognize the names of just about all of the 25 Pioneer Valley towns that serve as settings for the stories in A Book of Fields – Tales from the Pioneer Valley , by my friend, Stephen Billias.
Greenfield, Deerfield, Springfield, Westfield, Sheffield and Pittsfield are all in here.
Plus one imaginary town and, says Billias, one field that is not a town at all.
What travel-related books are you reading?
(All the links here will take you to Amazon, but if you can, buy these books from your local bookseller.)