Some recent feedback on Amazon

While we recommend and support good book shops as the obvious place to buy a Blue Guide, we also provide functionality from these pages to order copies for immediate delivery from Amazon.  One of the advantages of this for us is that we can see the excellent rankings and feedback from readers that our titles receive, in itself rewarding for our authors, editors and production team, who put an enormous amount of work into publishing “the best-researched, best presented guide books in the English language”. Here are some recent comments.

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Blue Guide New York

Everything you need

By Barbara A. Seidel
Format: Paperback

Terrific book evidently also used by tourist guides now. Looking forward to its next edition, but right now it certainly gets you into a New York State of mind. History, historic buildings, all the info on whatever museums you want to see, great maps. Covers all the boroughs but essential for Manhattan. I give it as a gift f I have friends who are just now discovering NYC.

Blue Guide New York

very handy and useful

By Carmen
Format: Paperback

i really like the size of this book, it can fit any bags

Blue Guide New York

Five stars

By Amazon Customer
Format: Paperback

The ultimate guide to New York. It was my biggest aspect for successfully passing my exam for sightseeing guide here in the Big Apple. Lots of info, well,structured, complete. For those in need of a real guide. Less pictures, more content. I would recommend it every single day.

Blue Guide New York

Great information. Very comprehensive

By Paul Stewart
Format: Paperback

I’m a NYC tour guide. Great information. Very comprehensive.

Blue Guide New York

why neighborhoods look the way they do and how this fantastic city emerged from a sleepy Dutch trading post

By Mark Pollack
Format: Paperback

For anyone planning a visit to the five boroughs, this is a must have. Forget other guides, they only skim the surface. If you are serious but getting to see and understand New York City, how it grew and developed, why neighborhoods look the way they do and how this fantastic city emerged from a sleepy Dutch trading post, then this is the book to have.

Blue Guide New York

I’ve been studying it intently and recommend it highly

By Robert C Ross
Format: Paperback

As someone who walks 50 miles a week or so in New York City, I’ve collected a number of guide books over the years. I am hoping to be a big apple greeter in the City , and as part of the training, plan to take the official guide test given by the city, a 175 questionnaire. The city strongly recommends the use of this guide book for study purposes. I’ve been studying it intently and recommend it highly.

Blue Guide New York

Made a wonderful Christmas gift for my Dad

By Samantha B.
Format: Paperback

Lovely book! Made a wonderful Christmas gift for my Dad. He’s raving about it.

Blue Guide New York

Literally everything you could want to know about NYC

By Duffee
Format: Paperback

Literally everything you could want to know about NYC. Using it to study for my NYC Sightseeing Guide Exam.

Blue Guide New York

The book is recommended to not only exam takers but also newbies to…

By Ellen Kim
Format: Paperback

Very specific information about NYC is included. The book is recommended to not only exam takers but also newbies to the city.

Blue Guide New York

Absolutely the best guides for those looking to really appreciate a city

By Andy R.
Format: Paperback

In the internet age, the need for a traditional travel guide with hotel listings and maps is becoming a thing of the past. What is not and can no be replaceable is the ability to get a wealth of beautifully curated information on a destination, the stuff that makes a trip/ visit worthwhile.

The Blue Guides are absolutely the best guides for those looking to really appreciate a city. Whether traveling, new to a city, or a native history buff, these are unparalleled in their informative and interesting content.

My only complaint is that they don’t publish more of them for other cool cities. I always check for a Blue Guide when I get a new airplane ticket bought. I feel like there used to be more? HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Blue Guide New York

Blue Guides are the best for the more serious traveller

By Amazon Customer
Format: Paperback

You will quickly understand why Blue Guide New York is required reading for licensed City sightseeing guides.

Blue Guide New York

Blue Guides are the best for the more serious traveller

By Andrew Porter
Format: Paperback

Blue Guides are the best guide books for the more serious traveller, for those who prefer to visit art galleries and museums rather than, well, less cultural places. I’ve been using them for around 40 years and have not regretted one moment of my long and happy relationship with Blue Guides.

Being comprehensive guides they are a tad heavier than the more lightweight ones, but quit kvetching, Reader, buy a satchel to hold it in…I can highly recommend the following company as purveyors of fine satchels, Chapman of Carlisle (UK), their fishing bags are perfect for keeping cameras, maps and guide books in whilst exploring New York.

By all means use other guides for information on hotels, places to eat and drink, shopping and LGBTQI venues but Blue Guides are the business for architecture, art galleries and history.

Carol von Pressentin Wright “has been writing and revising editions of BLUE GUIDE NEW YORK since 1976” . Her meticulously detailed writing in this, the fifth and latest edition of the BLUE GUIDE NEW YORK, should ensure this edition remains at the top of the list for the more discerning travellers to New York for quite some time.

Blue Guide New York

This is THE bible when it comes to New York

By Vinay Raval
Format: Paperback

The insight provided from this book is truly amazing. As a native New Yorker, I enjoyed the variety of content and the quality of its presentation. Although “reference-like”, this is a great book to read page-by-page over several weeks. Doing so will increase your overall knowledge and assist in your retention of information. For example, I can’t imagine how lost I would have been in the main sections without having read the architecture primer in the beginning. As a result of carefully reading this book, I passed the NYC Sightseeing Exam on the first go (harder than you likely think), and look through my home city in a completely different light. This probably isn’t the best choice for a quick visit to NYC but is the perfect starter for those who live in NYC and wish to see it from a different light. I have never come across a better researched book, and am unlikely to do so. If ever a product deserved five stars – this is it!