Guidebooks

At Island Trader, we publish niche guidebooks for travellers looking to explore cities with rich histories. These books give an insight beyond what’s included in mainstream guides, providing details on people, businesses, culture, architecture, and more. At the same time, these books are practical travel guides, and have fact boxes, photos and maps that help you create your own fascinating self-guided walks. The Island Trader travel guides are an invaluable resource for tourists, armchair travellers, and anyone interested in history. All the books are available in paperback and ebook format.

Guide to Colonial Yangon published by Island Trader Media
Guide to Colonial Yangon
Guide to Colonial Georgetown Penang Book Cover
Guide to Colonial Georgetown, Penang
Communist Budapest - The Guidebook
Communist Budapest - The Guidebook

Classic travel books

Island trader also republishes neglected travel books by 19th and 20th century writers. We believe these books deserve a new life and high-quality editions. Our classic travelogues are annotated for the modern reader, carefully edited, and have bespoke, vintage style covers. All the books are available as paperbacks and ebooks.

A Vagabond in Barbary published by Island Trader Media
A Vagabond in Barbary
A Beachcomber in the Orient published by Island Trader Media
A Beachcomber in the Orient