Travel Bookstores in the U.S. & Canada

Powell's City of Books, Portland, Oregon.
Powell’s City of Books, Portland, Oregon.

Our Kinda Bookstores: Travel Guidebooks, Maps and Travel Books– in Stores!

Shopping for travel guides in a bookstore.
Shopping for travel guides in a bookstore, not online.

Sure, many of the things we love are now gone, like many of our neighborhood book stores and video rental joints. But we are happy to report that in this updated version of this story that was originally published in 2005, many of these brick and mortar bookstores are still going strong.

If you love travel, visit one of these stores and talk to the owners about where you want to go next. It sure beats a solitary experience on a laptop or your phone!

Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA 94925
415-927-0960, 800-999-7909
www.bookpassage.com

Changes in Latitude

The Travel Bug, cafe and bookstore, Santa Fe.
The Travel Bug, cafe and bookstore, Santa Fe.

2525 Arapahoe Ave.
Boulder, CO 80302
303-786-8406
877-535-1365 (PIN 4373)
www.cil.com

Complete Traveler
731 W. 80th St.
Overland, KS 66204
913-648-1560
888-862-0888
www.completetrav.com

*Distant Lands
56 S. Raymond Ave.
Old Pasadena, CA 91105
800-310-3220, fax 626-398-7079
www.distantlands.com

Get Lost Travel Books
1825 Market St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
415-437-0529
www.getlostbooks.com

Going in Style travel boutique and bookstore, Palo Alto, California.
Going in Style travel boutique and bookstore, Palo Alto, California.

Going in Style
609 Stanford Shopping Center
Palo Alto, CA 94304
503-228-7062, 800-637-8953
fax 650-356-0370
www.goinginstyle.com

Metsker Maps
702 1st Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104
206-447-7011
800-727-4430
www.metskers.com

Nations Travel Mall
500-504 Pier Ave.
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
310-318-9915
800-546-8060

Nations Travel Mall
2nd store location at:
287 Del Amo Fashion Center
Torrance, CA 90503
310-921-2242

Powell’s Travel Store
701 SW 6th Ave.
Portland, OR 97204
503-228-1108, 800-546-5025
fax 503-228-7062
www.powells.com

Travel Essentials, in Ashland, Oregon.
Travel Essentials, in Ashland, Oregon.

Travel Essentials
264-A East Main St.
Ashland, OR 97520
541-482-7383
800-521-6722
www.travelgearnow.com

Travelden Books and Maps
451 S. Kirkwood Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63122
314-9090-6900
www.travelden.com

The Traveler
287 Winslow Way E.
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
206-842-4578
www.thetraveler.com

Guidebooks at the Travel Bug cafe and bookstore, Santa Fe New Mexico.
Guidebooks at the Travel Bug cafe and bookstore, Santa Fe New Mexico.

Travel Bug
839 Paseo De Peralta,
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505 992-0418
www.mapsofnewmexico.com

Wide World Books and Maps
4411A Wallingford Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103
206-634-3453
888-534-3453
website

CANADA

International Travel Maps & Books
530 W. Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5Y 1P8
604-879-3621
www.itmb.com

International Travel Maps & Books
2nd Vancouver store location at:
539 W. Pender
(604)-687-3320

Open Air Books & Maps
25 Toronto St.
Toronto, ONT M5c 2R1
416-363-0719
800-360-9185
website

Travel Bug
2865 W Broadway
Vancouver, BC V6K 2G2
604 737-1122
www.swifty.com/tbug

Ulysses Travel Books
4716 St Denis St.
Montreal, Quebec H2W 2M5
514-843-9447
877-542-7247
www.ulyssesguides.com

Ulysses Travel Books
2nd Montreal store location at:
560 President Kennedy Ave.
514-843-7222)

This listing originally appeared in  Transitions Abroad magazine.

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