BiblioTravel was created by two librarians to provide a free online resource for identifying stories that are set in distinct locales. As of yesterday, it had 1,932 books and 1,679 locales listed in its’ database. Anyone who becomes a member (it’s free) can contribute additional book titles to the site.
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Although not as comprehensive as say, Amazon’s Travel section (where you can search by country and drill down to city), I like the concept of this site. It organizes books differently — by location, but also by genre. So, if you’re in the mood to read something set in a particular place, this site can point you to fiction, romance, thriller, sci-fi or a childrens book set in the location of your choice.
This is not a database of travelogues, rather an arbitrary collection of memoirs, mysteries and historical novels, organized by setting. They only list 46 travelogues, but if you’re planning a trip to Venice, Israel or Egypt, (or unable to get away and want to daydream about your favorite getaway), this site offers an alternative way to find a good summer read.