Now in its fifth year, the prestigious Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards (ESTWA) exists to champion the very best travel writing in the world. The nominations include both multi-award winning titles and debut authors with books that will both stimulate thought and inspire travel, while bringing lesser-known parts of the world sharply into focus.
The shortlist of 57 books, divided into ten awards categories, will take the reader on a fascinating, and sometimes challenging, voyage into our planet’s past and future, across the seven continents and into hidden corners and unexplored cultures.
Read More World-Class Shortlist Announced for the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards 2020
Ahead of the release on the 2nd of May, Robert Macfarlane talks about his new book Underland: A Deep Time Journey:
Read More Q&A With Robert Macfarlane
We are excited to announce the commissioning of local artist Emily Ketteringham to paint a large scale mural on our store window at Stanfords Bristol to celebrate the launch of author Robert Macfarlane’s new book Underland.
Read More Emily Ketteringham to paint mural at Stanfords Bristol to celebrate Robert Macfarlane’s ‘Underland’
Underland is the highly anticipated new book from the internationally bestselling, prizewinning author of Landmarks, The Lost Words and The Old Ways. The mural will be based on the cover of the book which is a piece of art by Stanley Donwood, who has previously worked with Glastonbury festival and designed Radiohead’s album cover art.
The shortlists for the 2019 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards have been announced and contain an eclectic mix of writing from around the globe. This year we have introduced a new award Travel Memoir of the Year. Here are the full shortlists: Read More The 2019 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards Shortlist
With Christmas less than a month away, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) membership is the ideal gift for anyone who is inspired by our planet and wants to learn more about its people, places and environments. Read More This Christmas – Give the gift of Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) membership
Tim Dee Five Gulls
Tim Dee’s new book Landfill, confronts our waste-making species through the extraordinary and fascinating life of gulls, and the people who watch them.
Ahead of his event at our Bristol store on the 15th November, Tim Dee tells us about five different types of gull:
Read More Five Gulls by Tim Dee
We are excited to announce that we are moving from our Long Acre premises to 7 Mercer Walk which is just around the corner. Read More We are moving our Stanfords London Store to 7 Mercer Walk
2018 marks the 25th anniversary of DK Eyewitness Travel Guides and the most in-depth redesign since the series launched in 1993; based on extensive global consumer research, these beautifully practical new books have been designed with the consumer in mind. Read More New DK Eyewitness Travel Guides launched
Alev Scott’s new book Ottoman Odyssey: Travels through a Lost Empire takes us through 12 countries of the former Ottoman Empire and examines 800 years of Ottoman rule that brought them together, the 20th Century events that tore them apart and what is coming next. Ahead of Alev’s Migration and identity at the edge of Europe and beyond event here at Stanfords with Daniel Trilling on the 2nd October, she has written about her experience at the annual re-enactment of the Armata off the Peloponnesian coast: Read More The Armata Re-enactment by Alev Scott
Opened on 24th July 1816, the Old Wye bridge in Chepstow joins Monmouthshire in Wales to Gloucestershire in England, over the River Wye. Designed by John Rastrick, it has been described as “the finest Georgian Regency arch bridge in Britain and the world.” Read More Happy Birthday to the Old Wye Bridge