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For the cultured and the curious. Books and Bao specialises in translated literature, unique travel guides, delicious culinary experiences, and everything art related.

Cultural Travel

Explore the most beautiful heritage buildings plus historic and artistic places around the world with real curiosity and heart.

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Read Books and Bao’s reviews of translated literature, author spotlights, essays, and translator interviews to discover something new.

10 Outstanding Japanese Women Writers

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The publishing world, wherever in the world you are, is still dominated by men: male writers, editors, and publishers. This is despite the fact that the majority of readers around…

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Food and Drink

Discover delicious foods, food guides, and the best bars and restaurants around the world.

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“If you want to know a country, read its writers”

– Anitta Forna