Blue Guide Northern Italy has been a key Blue Guide - and one of the best-selling - since publication of the first edition in 1924.  The 12th edition is now out of print, we are working on the 13th, due out in late 2014 or early 2015.  In the meanwhile we will be pre-releasing the chapters as e-books as soon as they are ready.  Here are the first four ebooks:

Venice & The Veneto

Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Trentino & the South Tyrol

Emilia Romagna


A new edition of Blue Guide Venice is now out.

Not only is the content fully updated, but the book is in the Blue Guides new design: a little more classic in appearance, we hope making it clearer that this is not just yet another guide book covering the same familiar ground, but something with the quality of research and depth of detail that the cultural, independent traveller needs to enjoy their visit, helping them make decisions and ensuring that they fully enjoy the sights they visit or the food they eat.

"often plagiarised by other guide writers, Blue Guides have always been a gold standard for accuracy and depth" Daily Telegraph

Read it and enjoy Venice!


While the enormous project of a new Blue Guide Turkey rumbles on we are pre-publishing the new chapters as e-books to make our latest research immediately available.  First out are two chapters on Turkey’s eastern expanses by archaeologist (and budding carpet weaver – see blog Tying the knot in Urfa») Paola Pugsley: “scholarly and intrepid”

Blue Guide Istanbul

Blue Guide Eastern Turkey

Blue Guide Southeastern Turkey

The invaluable Blue Guide Turkey itself has long been out of print, but now available a print-on-demand reprint as a stop-gap before a new edition in a few years' time. Also out is the new edition of John Freely's classic Blue Guide Istanbul.


In our monograph series - which reach the parts other guides don’t reach - Blue Guide New York author Carol Wright explores New York City’s largest, and possibly least known borough.

Carol is also the author of Blue Guide New York and a contributor to The Encyclopedia of New York City. She has also published on women's health and cookery and her work has appeared in The New York Times and a variety of periodicals. She was born on Staten Island.

Now out as a print and also e-book.


If you have repeated queries about out of print titles or other feedback or thoughts that could help us plan our future publication schedule do not hesitate to tell us.  As a small publisher we cannot carry out extensive market research, we rely on feedback from the trade and readers to determine where we will focus our resources in the years to come.