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​Armchair TravelImage of suitcase packed with world relics.

Grab your passport (psst, it's your library card) and choose your destination. See the world, one book at a time.

Image of African landscapeArmchair to Africa

Africa is the world's second-largest continent, straddling the equator and stretching from northern temperate to southern temperate zones.  It is the second-most-populous continent with 54 sovereign countries and nine territories.  Algeria is the largest country by area, and Nigeria is the largest by population. African peoples speak more than 1,000 languages, and they are among the youngest with 50% of Africans 19 years old or younger.  Africa is both the birthplace of the human species and the cradle of civilization.  Join us for a journey across this amazing and varied continent.

brazil.jpgArmchair to Brazil

Fall in love with Brazil! Palm trees, coffee and Samba music permeate this South American book scene. Seek out the idle beach life, fast paced cities or tropical jungles and see what all Brazil has to offer.

Image of street in Old Havana, CubaArmchair to Cuba

Warm, tropical breezes. The distant beat of a son echoing down a cobbled street. Bright colors, fast conversation. Lose yourself in the pages of these books and travel to Cuba from the comfort of your living room.

​​Image of Taj Majal in Agra,  IndiaArmchair to India

The Republic of India is the seventh largest country by area, the second most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democracy in the world. It is bordered by Pakistan to the west; China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the northeast; and Burma and Bangladesh to the east.  Four world religions — Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism — originated in India. Annexed by the British East India Company in the early 18th century and administered directly by the United Kingdom from the mid-19th century, India gained independence in 1947.  The Indian economy is the world's eleventh largest as measured by GDP.  A regional power, India has the third largest standing army in the world and ranks eighth in military spending among nations. Explore the subcontinent with these selections.

Image of Irish landscapeArmchair to Ireland

Get sidetracked in the lush green country of Ireland. From city life to quant villages, you’ll find your favorite spot in these books set in the Emerald Isle.

Taste the Guinness, smell the colcannon and experience smiling Irish eyes in literature.



Image of Venice, ItalyArmchair to Italy

From breathtaking Venezia to romantic Roma and everything in between. If you've been struck by an insufferable case of wanderlust, open up one of these tales set in la bella Italia and tide yourself over until your prossime vacanze.

Photo of New Orleans street signsArmchair to New Orleans

They call it The Big Easy, Crescent City or simply NOLA (New Orleans, LA). New Orleans is a multifaceted city. On the surface it's a mellow hubbub of southern charm, but underneath lies a city shrouded with mystery and intrigue.  Find YOUR New Orleans experience in literature. Let the good times roll!

Image of Golden Gate Bridge, San FranciscoArmchair to San Francisco

Cable cars, the Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown. Pay a visit to the City by the Bay without leaving home. Open one of these books set in San Francisco and watch the fog roll in.

Image of skyline Tokyo, Japan.Armchair to Tokyo

Tradition collides with pop culture in Tokyo.  Where else can you wander down cobblestone lanes where geisha once tread and navigate ultramodern neon-lit streetscapes in the same day? Pick a selection from this list to explore the city's night life or take a walk under the cherry blossoms, without the 13-hour flight.

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