The first of the 2013 travel books have hit the shelves in our Departure Lounge, the dedicated nook where we keep our travel guides and travelogues. New 2013 travel guide titles include Fodor’s Cancun and the Riviera Maya, Oahu, Northern and Southern California and Chicago. New Frommer’s guides include Turkey, San Francisco, Japan, British Columbia, Alaska and Bali and Lompok.
Travelogues include Gabriel Levin’s The Dune’s Twisted Edge: Journeys in the Levant and a new edition of Simon Winchester’s exploration of the Yangtzee in The River at the Center of the World. Also new in the travel section: updated road maps of the Middle East, including hot spots in Syria (we do not recommend road testing them on an actual touring drive at this time.) Travellers can also strike farther afield into the main stacks to find out more about their destinations around the world by exploring the history and culture section of the main library. European history is found in the 940’s, Asia and the near and far East are in the 950’s, Africa in the 960’s, North America, including Canada and Mexico, in the 970’s, South America in the 980’s, and Antarctica: The Last Continent in the 990s.
French readers and Francophones, we have recently added new fiction to our French Literature collection, located just outside the entrance to Regional History. Additions include many international literary award-winning titles. New works include Boualem Sansal’s Rue Darwin and Notre-Dame du Nil byScholastique Mukasonga–shelved just today.
Find more French literature at the bibliothèque!