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DK Eyewitness Top Ten Lisbon
A compact illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions.
Lonely Planet Portuguese Phrasebook
A handy pocket phrasebook for Portuguese basics, covering pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler.
Culture Smart! Portugal
A concise, well-illustrated and practical guide to local customs, etiquette and culture.
Lisbon, A Cultural and Literary Companion
One in the excellent series, both a walking guide and history of the city.
The Portuguese: A Modern History
Combining history and personal anecdotes, journalist Barry Hatton blends historical analysis with an intimate portrait of the unique people and country within his adopted home.
The Stone Raft
A geological fantasy from the Nobel Prize-winning author, in which the Iberian Peninsula becomes unmoored from France.
A Small Death in Lisbon
Set in Lisbon in 1941 and 1999, this award-winning mystery intertwines a present day murder, some unsavory arms production, and smuggling in Nazi Germany. Be warned, there are some graphic passages dealing with the horrors of war and concentration camps.
The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis
Expertly evoking the melancholy (known as "saudade" by the Portuguese) of Lisbon's ports and hotels, Saramago builds his plot around the premise that characters -- like the poet Fernando Pessoa's Ricardo Reis -- live on nine months after their author's death.
Night Train to Lisbon
Obsessed with a book, Raimund Gegorius abandons his old life and travels to Lisbon in search of the truth about writer Amadeu de Prado.
My Portugal, Recipes and Stories
A showcase of 125 Portuguese recipes interwoven with tales and anecdotes by the author, a Michelin-starred chef. His 125 mouthwatering recipes include his signature Duck Rice and Garlic Seared Shrimp, Mozambique Shrimp and Okra with Piri Piri.
Lisbon Street Map
A superb resource for exploring Lisbon, this laminated map (1:17,000) is clear, fully indexed and features travel recommendations from Michelin's Green Guide.
Wallpaper* City Guide Lisbon 2018
One of the best guidebooks offered, Wallpaper* City Guides are compiled by the magazine’s travel experts, who actually live in the city, and provide up-to-the-minute information and insider checklists for all you need to know and explore.
Lisbon, War in the Shadows of the City of Light, 1939-1945
This well-researched chronicle of intrigue and espionage uncovers the backstage role Lisbon played in WWII as the conflict raged around neutral Portugal.