Help Readers See the World Without Leaving Home

By Candice Chaplin | January 29 2021 | Nonfiction

With Covid keeping most readers at home and dreaming of travel, the favorite category of “armchair travel” has become even more compelling. Or for those that in general are unable to travel widely, books that take you there without ever leaving home are a delightful alternative. The PRH and distributed client backlists are chock full of solid sellers that meet this criteria.

A few examples are below, and to see the complete title list:

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The Bucket List
1000 Adventures Big & Small
Like the bestselling 1,000 Places To See Before You Die, this book is packed with recommendations of the world's best places to visit, on and off the beaten path, and the best things to do. You only get one chance to live large, so take advantage of it by trying some or even all of the many activities featured in The Bucket List.
$35.00 US
Apr 04, 2017
World except AU/NZ

A Walk in the Woods
Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The classic chronicle of a “terribly misguided and terribly funny” (The Washington Post) hike of the Appalachian Trail, from the author of A Short History of Nearly Everything and The Body “The best way of escaping into nature.”—The New York Times  Back in America after twenty years in Britain, Bill Bryson decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine. The AT offers an astonishing landscape of silent forests and sparkling lakes—and to a writer with the comic genius of Bill Bryson, it also provides endless opportunities to witness the majestic silliness of his fellow human beings.  For a start there’s the gloriously out-of-shape Stephen Katz, a buddy from Iowa along for the walk. But A Walk in the Woods is more than just a laugh-out-loud hike. Bryson’s acute eye is a wise witness to this beautiful but fragile trail, and as he tells its fascinating history, he makes a moving plea for the conservation of America’s last great wilderness. An adventure, a comedy, and a celebration, A Walk in the Woods is a modern classic of travel literature. NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE
$19.00 US
May 04, 1999
US,OpnMkt(no EU/CAN)

Anthony Bourdain: The Last Interview
and Other Conversations
The brilliant intellect and candor of Anthony Bourdain is on full display in this collection of interviews from throughout his remarkable career, including interviews with Neil Degrasse Tyson and Trevor Noah.
$17.99 US
Aug 20, 2019
Melville House