The Wiley Library Team Travel Display Contest is heating up, and the Community Library is in the thick of the hunt, going neck and neck with the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, Maryland! Less than 10 votes separate us as of this writing, and the contest ends at the end of the month. Victory would mean 50 free travel books from Frommer, to share with all our patrons, from Mexico to Monte Carlo, Malaysia to Manchuria, Moscow to Moscow. Crosspost and share the Wiley link with your friends–every vote counts in this election!
Some recent travel book updates in the new Travel Nook at the library include Frommer’s Singapore & Malaysia, Lonely Plant China, and the Berlitz Handbook New Zealand. A new memoir by Mary Jo McConaghey travels down Maya Roads, exploring the rainforests, people and antiquities of Guatemala. And Thomas Cook has come out with a new driving guide for Catalonia and the Pyrenees.
There are a lot of new mysteries on our September Rental Fiction shelves this month that feature distant destinations: Laurie King’s new release Pirate King sends Sherlock Holmes and Mary Russell to Lisbon and Moroccco. Reviewers have been comparing the new fiction release by Leonard Rosen with Umberto Eco’s Name of the Rose– look for All Cry Chaos on the Rental Mystery shelf. The book explores leads on three continents, from Amsterdam to Peru, not to mention fractal mathematics and chaos theory, wrapped in a suspense thriller. Also investigate Martin Walker’s Black Diamond, a new mystery set in the countryside of Dordogne.
Travel safely, and thank you for voting!