The Little Black Book of New York 2014: The Essential Guide to the Quintessential City

4 avg rating
( 22 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781441313539: The Little Black Book of New York 2014: The Essential Guide to the Quintessential City
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

2014 Edition. Divided by area, this sleek little city guide to Manhattan covers landmarks, museums, and other highlights, plus places to eat, drink, shop, and stay, with extra coverage of ''Top Picks'' attractions. Author Ben Gibberd is a freelance writer and editor whose work appears frequently in the ''City'' section of the New York Times. He lives in New York City.

  • Color-coded, numbered entries in the text are keyed to full-color area maps in each chapter
  • ''Top Picks'' direct you to not-to-be-missed attractions
  • Notes pages
  • Portable size and non-touristy ''Black Book'' format
  • Spot illustrations throughout liven the text
  • 9 easy-to-use fold-out maps
  • Elastic band place holder marks your spot
  • 4-1/4'' wide x 5-3/4'' high
  • Concealed wire-o binding, book lies flat for ease of use
  • 234 pages

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Author Ben Gibberd is a freelance writer and editor whose work appears frequently in the ''City'' section of The New York Times. He lives in New York City.

Review:

When I buy a guidebook, I usually look for the Frommer's $ a Day budget guides Washington D.C. from $80 a Day, Paris from $95 a Day, etc. Why? Well, mostly because I'm a creature of habit. I started buying the Frommer's and Let's Go guides years ago because they focus on budget travel. Let's Go is great for backpackers and those on a really tight budget. Frommer's is a bit more mature but still budget-minded (think hotels rather than hostels), and I like their ''Suggested Itineraries'' section and their maps (Frommer's maps are among the best). But now that there are so many other guidebooks to choose from, I buy Frommer's mostly because I can be in and out of the store in minutes rather than hours and I know I'll come home with a reliable guide. Then, just this past month, everything changed . . . I discovered something new . . . You see, when I went to the bookstore to pick up guidebooks for my upcoming honeymoon, I got an idea . . . Why not, I thought, buy five different guidebooks (from five different publishers) and compare them to find my favorite. So that's what I did. I bought one brand for each stop and then, on my way out, I saw a little Paris guide I'd never seen (or heard of) before. So I picked that up too. (I go to Paris at least once a year so I can never have enough Paris guidebooks.) Here's what I found . . . and it surprised me: My favorite book of all for both pre-trip planning and on-the-ground support is The Little Black Book of Paris. The other guides I bought are all divided into sections this way: Where to Stay, Where to Eat, What to Do. But The Little Black Book of Paris is divided by area. And each area has its own fold-out map (which, to be honest, blows the Frommer's maps out of the water). While the guide doesn't have an entire history or culture section like most of the others do Lonely Planet, TimeOut, Fodor's, etc. it's well written and there's an overview of each area at the beginning of each section. I liked the guide so much I went back to the bookstore to buy more. --Lori Appling --The Travel Writer's Life

Best Travel Series of the Year, 2008 ''We select the Little Black Travel Books as our travel guide series of the year. The main reasons for designating these guides as best of the year are their portability and user friendliness. (The spiral binding allows the reader to keep the book open to a certain page.) Individual volumes are small enough to fit into a pocket, but in terms of helpfulness, they are twice their physical dimensions. The other reason these guides are so worthy of praise is the fact that each volume has a neat, tidy, and nicely detailed foldout map to the particular area under discussion. The chapters in each volume correspond to the geographical areas into which the authors divide the city for the tourist. Each chapter gives basics on places to see, available art, and entertainment venues, places to eat and drink, where to shop, and where to stay. You can study a range of guides before your actual trip, but this is definitely a commendable candidate for carrying with you on site.'' --Booklist - American Library Association

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781441318886: The Little Black Book of 2016 New York: The Essential Guide to the Quintessential City

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  1441318887 ISBN 13:  9781441318886
Publisher: Peter Pauper Pr, 2015
Hardcover

9781593599324: The Little Black Book of New York: The Essential Guide to the Quintessential City (Little Black Book Series)

Peter ..., 2006
Softcover

9781593598907: The Little Black Book of New York: The Essential Guide to the Quintessential City (Travel Guide) (Little Black Book Series)

Peter ..., 2007
Softcover

9781441310606: The Little Black Book of New York, 2013 Edition

Peter ..., 2012
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Ben Gibberd
Published by Peter Pauper Pr (2013)
ISBN 10: 1441313532 ISBN 13: 9781441313539
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Peter Pauper Pr, 2013. Condition: New. Kerren Barbas Steckler (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M1441313532

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 12.88
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Ben Gibberd
Published by Peter Pauper Press (2013)
ISBN 10: 1441313532 ISBN 13: 9781441313539
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Reuseabook
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Peter Pauper Press, 2013. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. This book is in Brand New condition. Seller Inventory # CHL2142747

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 29.03
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.62
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Ben Gibberd
Published by Peter Pauper Press (2013)
ISBN 10: 1441313532 ISBN 13: 9781441313539
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Peter Pauper Press, 2013. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111441313532

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 36.65
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Gibberd, Ben
Published by Peter Pauper Press
ISBN 10: 1441313532 ISBN 13: 9781441313539
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Peter Pauper Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1441313532 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0610480

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 49.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds