Annual book sale at the Courtauld Institute, LondonRead more
Books & Literature – Context Travel Blog
Looking for the latest news and updates about books & literature from around the world? Check here for reviews, previews, and thoughts about new releases, classic favorites, and recommendations for those traveling around the world, from Rome to Rio. Frequent travelers should also check back for insider city guides and tips for visiting museums, bookstores, and libraries in over 40 cities, put together by local writers, journalists, and professors, as well as Context staff. From classics to cutting-edge contemporary, we provide an intellectually curious take on books & literature happenings across the globe—or in your home city.
The Context vision is to create an atmosphere—a context, if you will—for curious travelers to engage with local experts; to give them access to places and cultures that might otherwise remain out of sight to the casual visitor; to invite them off the tourist track and into the real life of the people, history, and culture that makes these cultural capitals amazing. In other words, to travel deeper. Deep travel helps build cultural bridges that foster tolerance and understanding. But it doesn’t just change travelers. It changes places, too. Deep Travel connects locals with smart, curious outsiders, making the world a little smaller and a little more connected.
Photographer Jeannette Montgomery Barron signs her book at Stanley Wise this friday.Read more
Docent James Kings showing his works at the Halle Saint Piere and MacParis in ParisRead more
Context Paris docent Heather Stimmler releases her guidebook to Naughty Paris, and tours the U.S.Read more
A look at a new biography of Norman Lewis, author of the classic Naples 44.Read more
Filippo Coarelli’s archaeological guide to Rome is now available in English.Read more
Longtime Context docent and archaeologist Sarah Yeomans has published two articles in the July/August issue of Archaeology Magazine. Sarah, a passionate teacher and certified speleologist for the city of Rome, has written two pieces on the Roman catacombs, including the…Read more
Context docent and archaeologist Sarah Yeomans has written this month’s (Sept/Oct 2007) cover story for Archaeology Magazine. Her article reports on the recent discovery of a series of carved panels depicting ancient Roman gladiators, found in a field north of…Read more