Destination Reads is a collection of the best fiction and non-fiction set in popular cities around the world. Curated by literary nomads, with new books and places added every day.

Find Books That Immerse You In Your Destination

Skip the guidebook

Guidebooks are great for logistics, but they don't convey the local character. What events shaped a city's past? What is it like to live there?

Fiction, non-fiction & more

Destination Reads are stories—fiction and non-fiction—that help you get to know a city. We select books showing a unique side of the places we go.

Curated by literary nomads

Each city collection is curated by literary travelers and local authors, with final selections approved by our editorial team.

Discover Books From These Cities

Click on a city below to find a list of our favorite novels, essays, biographies and histories set in that place, along with notes and reviews.
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