For the cultured and the curious. Books and Bao specialises in translated literature, unique travel guides, delicious culinary experiences, and everything art related.
Explore the most beautiful heritage buildings plus historic and artistic places around the world with real curiosity and heart.
With captivating cultural, historical and literary stories to tell, touch…
‘The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is…
Read more of our cultural and literary travel pieces.
“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.”
– Anita Des
Latest Book Reviews and Lists
Read Books and Bao’s reviews of translated literature, author spotlights, essays, and translator interviews to discover something new.
Being queer means a lot of things to a lot…
Translated from the Georgian by Elizabeth Heighway Published by Peirene…
While the great European and American mystery writers of the…
Browse more book lists and reviews.
“If you want to know a country, read its writers”
– Anitta Forna
Food and Drink
Discover delicious foods, food guides, and the best bars and restaurants around the world.
Here’s what to expect when you visit a Japanese izakaya…
Get to know the best Latvian food, drink, and desserts…
Read Our Latest Food and Drink Articles
“I think food, culture, people and landscape are all absolutely inseparable.”
– Anthony Bourdain
Watch Our Latest Videos
Discover our latest book reviews and travel on our Youtube channel.