Welcome to the blog of Whereabouts Press. We’re a fifteen-year-old independent publisher of books that convey a sense of a place—a country, a region, a city—through stories.
Unlike guidebooks written by professional travel writers, our books feature stories written by literary writers—all of whom are native to the places they write about. They didn’t write specifically for travelers. They wrote because they had good stories to tell. And their stories tell us not just about people, but about the soul of a place.
In this blog, we’ll introduce you to some of the writers, translators, and editors behind our books. We’ll explore the locations that their stories describe. And we’ll touch on anything else, serious or amusing, that we think would be of interest to our readers.
We welcome your comments on anything we write about. If you’d like to learn more about our catalog of books—each, a traveler’s literary companion for a specific destination or a type of journey—please visit our main Web site.