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Here is a list of books for Glasgow that you may find useful.

If you plan to travel to Glasgow you may be interested in some guide books and travel books that will help you plan your stay in Glasgow and to find your way around. Click on any book for more information or to buy.



Glasgow books: Maps

A-Z Glasgow (Premier Map) (A-Z Premier Street Maps)
A-Z Glasgow (Premier Map) (A-Z Premier Street Maps)

Map: 1 pages
Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 15 x 1.6 cm

Price: £4.46

Publication: 10 Jun 2012

A-Z Glasgow (Premier Map) (A-Z Premier Street Maps)   A-Z Glasgow (Premier Map) (A-Z Premier Street Maps)


Discovering Glasgow Illustrated Map (Collins Travel Guides)
Discovering Glasgow Illustrated Map (Collins Travel Guides)

Glasgow, host of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, is on the itinerary of many visitors to Scotland. This new map displays delightful watercolour mapping, with individual paintings of all the main sights and landmarks in the city.

Area of coverage
Covers the centre of Glasgow from the Botanic Gardens in the north and the new Riverside Museum to the west to the 12th century Cathedral and the gritty Barras Market to the east.
Further mapping stretches southwest to Pollok Park and the Burrell Collection.

The map features:

Historical and contemporary anecdotes.
Popular areas at larger scale, hundreds of shops, restaurants, cafés and bars.
Comprehensive travel information and index.
Shop by shop street maps of Buchanan Street and the Merchant City.
Railway stations, bus routes, taxi ranks and car parks.

Glasgow is too big to just arrive and wander around. This map presents the city in a single image. It helps the visitor to get to grips with the place in a short time: to plan sightseeing and find the best shopping and refreshment.

Original and quirky local businesses have generally been included over the big chains: antiques, vintage fashion, cheery cafés, imaginative pub food and much more

Price: £4.50

Publication: 9 May 2013

Discovering Glasgow Illustrated Map (Collins Travel Guides)   Discovering Glasgow Illustrated Map (Collins Travel Guides)


Glasgow, Motherwell & Airdrie (OS Landranger Map Active)
Glasgow, Motherwell & Airdrie (OS Landranger Map Active)

Tough, durable and weatherproof, this title features maps that are covered in a lightweight protective plastic coating that can be written on, so that your favourite routes can be easily highlighted.

Price: £12.10

Publication: 16 April 2012

Glasgow, Motherwell & Airdrie (OS Landranger Map Active)   Glasgow, Motherwell & Airdrie (OS Landranger Map Active)


Glasgow, Paisley, Rutherglen & Kirkintilloch (OS Explorer Map)
Glasgow, Paisley, Rutherglen & Kirkintilloch (OS Explorer Map)

OS Explorer Map is the Ordnance Survey's most detailed map and is recommended for anyone enjoying outdoor activities like walking, horse riding and off-road cycling. Providing complete GB coverage the series details essential information such as youth hostels, pubs and visitor information as well as rights of way, permissive paths and bridleways.

Price: £7.99

Publication: 29 April 2013

Glasgow, Paisley, Rutherglen & Kirkintilloch (OS Explorer Map)   Glasgow, Paisley, Rutherglen & Kirkintilloch (OS Explorer Map)


Glasgow books: Travel Guides

Insight Guides: Great Breaks Glasgow (Insight Great Breaks)
Insight Guides: Great Breaks Glasgow (Insight Great Breaks)

Great Breaks Glasgow is a compact travel guide that combines snappy text with full-colour photography to highlight the very best that this lively city has to offer. The Walks and Tours section suggests various routes around the city to discover the key sights that you will not want to miss; from an artistic amble around the West End and Southside on the Mackintosh Tour, to a trip through Glasgow's industrial heritage via the Old Fruitmarket and City Halls on the Merchant City Tour. Each walk offers a selection of places to eat and drink as you go and clear maps plot all the major sights. The Overview chapter offers some historical context to your trip and suggests some venues to experience Glasgow's vibrant entertainment scene along the way. The Travel Tips section lists the active pursuits and themed holidays you could try, along with essential practical information and hotel recommendations. Glasgow's Top 10 helps you to plan how best to spend your time and experience the very best of this Scottish city.

Price: £5.99

Publication: 2 April 2013

Insight Guides: Great Breaks Glasgow (Insight Great Breaks)   Insight Guides: Great Breaks Glasgow (Insight Great Breaks)


West Highland Way: Glasgow to Fort William: Route Guide with 53 Maps, Places to Stay, Places to Eat (British Walking Guides)
West Highland Way: Glasgow to Fort William: Route Guide with 53 Maps, Places to Stay, Places to Eat (British Walking Guides)

Paperback: 192 pages

Price: £10.79

Publication: 30 Mar 2013

West Highland Way: Glasgow to Fort William: Route Guide with 53 Maps, Places to Stay, Places to Eat (British Walking Guides)   West Highland Way: Glasgow to Fort William: Route Guide with 53 Maps, Places to Stay, Places to Eat (British Walking Guides)


Glasgow books: History & Heritage

The Heart of Glasgow
The Heart of Glasgow

Heart of Glasgow is still regarded as The quintessential book on Glasgow. It stays strictly within the bounds of what has always been referred to as 'the City', that is the area resembling a cross and consisting of the High Street from as far north as the cathedral down to Bridgegate on the Clyde with the east-west thoroughfare stretching accross the High Street through the Trongate and down what was to become Argyle Street. Here, and in the surrounding closes, courts, backlands, feus and glebes all human life was to be found. Jack House's seminal work is presented in the form of a tour ensuring that it will appeal to Glaswegians and visitors alike. On it he introduces the reader to many places, some familiar, some not so, and sadly today, many now long gone. This all acts as a wonderful counterpoint to foreword writer Jack Maclean's Glasgow of today. Since Jack House first wrote this book the city has changed dramatically but within the heart of it, change has been less obvious and the medieval layout of the city still remains. These are the streets that Jack takes the reader through in a book which is neither guide, nor formal history, but something in between the two. It is a journey every visitor to Glasgow should take.

Price: £9.60

Publication: November 15, 2004

The Heart of Glasgow   The Heart of Glasgow


Glasgow books: Biographies

Alive and Kicking: A Story of Crime, Addiction and Redemption in Glasgow's Gangland
Alive and Kicking: A Story of Crime, Addiction and Redemption in Glasgow's Gangland

From running with the infamous Calton Tongs to running Calton Athletic, David Bryce's life is a remarkable story of crime, violence, alcoholism and drug addiction in Glasgow's gangland. A respected 'hard man', Bryce worked his way through most of HM's prisons in Scotland throughout the '60s and '70s before an epiphany in 1977 made him realise that he was a hopeless alcoholic who needed help. A five-year battle followed, during which he sank into the abyss of heroin addiction before finally getting clean. In 1985, in an effort to help others who were struggling against substance abuse, Bryce set up Calton Athletic, a football team and social group made up solely of recovering drugs addicts.

Price: £7.59

Publication: October 6, 2005

Alive and Kicking: A Story of Crime, Addiction and Redemption in Glasgow's Gangland   Alive and Kicking: A Story of Crime, Addiction and Redemption in Glasgow's Gangland


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