Cheaper guidebooks


The reader’s letter on travel to Iran in the June ’05 issue (page 40) was most interesting and informative. However, at the end, the references for guidebooks listed their prices if bought at full price.

I have had great luck with buying almost all of my travel books and guidebooks from www.amazon.com, utilizing the “Buy new” and “Used & new” links. These links will provide you with a list of sellers who have your book. They also indicate each book’s price and condition. I have so far received nothing but the highest-quality books, accurately described.

By the way, I highly recommend the Travelers’ Tales Series (Travelers’ Tales Guides, Inc., Palo Alto, CA; visit www.travelerstales.com), which gives wonderful insights into the countries you’re visiting. Happy boarding passes!

JOYCE LEWIS
Everett, WA