Books are the best travel companions. They're also the next best things to travel when you're tethered to a place but craving an escape. Stories allow us to explore destinations real and fictional without even leaving our chairs. Some bibliophiles are even driven to travel because of a story they've read. So whether you're looking for some trip inspiration or a virtual getaway, find it between the pages of a good book.

The cover of The Far Land book by Brandon Presser
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An interior spread from the Tehran edition of the Portrait de Villes book series
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Admont Abbey Library, Admont, Austria
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