I read a travel book when I was in grad school. It was about a young, Trinidadian man who traveled to India and wrote horrible things about his native country. Now what was that book’s name? Hmmm … Oh yeah. An Area of Darkness by V.S. Naipaul. Where can I get it?
Has this happened to you with travel books? Searching for a long lost book happens to me a lot. I remember a great travel book from long ago or even my childhood, but I can’t find it anywhere. It can be a frustrating hunt. However, Utne.com reports, the search has now come to an end.
Readers can search for long lost books at Abebooks.com, Bookfinder.com or even specialty rare bookstores with websites. Utne even suggests interlibrary loan, which I used often as a grad student. Interlibrary loan literally allows libraries to lend books to one another. It’s pretty awesome, considering us readers now have limitless choices. If the book exists, you can get it.
So go ahead and find that travel book you loved as a child or in your recent past. It’s easy, fast and an opportunity to be nostalgic about travel.