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Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders celebrates more than 600 of the strangest and most curious places in the world.

“It's the kind of book that makes you want to pack in your workaday life, and head out into the places you'd never have dreamed of going to see things you could not even have imagined. A joy to read and to reread.”

—Neil Gaiman, Author of Sandman and American Gods

A travel guide for the most adventurous of tourists...a wonderful browse [for] armchair travelers who enjoyed Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New York and Frank Warren’s PostSecret.”

— Library Journal

What a strange and wonderful book! It is as curious and surprising as Saddam Hussein’s very own Blood Qur’an—written in his own blood—which I would never have known about had I not read the amazing Atlas Obscura.”

— Jon Ronson, Author of So You've Been Publicly Shamed

My favorite travel guide! Never start a trip without knowing where a haunted hotel or a mouth of hell is!”

— Guillermo del Toro, Filmmaker Pan's Labyrinth

Atlas Obscura may be the only thing that can still inspire me to leave my apartment...This resource is essential for exploring the world and engaging adventure with wit and style (often from the comfort of my bed).”

— Lena Dunham, Creator of Girls and Author of Not That Kind of Girl

“This book is as curious and enthralling as the world it covers. Each page reveals some hidden realm—a realm that is frightening, or funny, or magical, or simply mad, but that always leaves the reader in wonder.”

— David Grann, Author of The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon

Atlas Obscura is a joyful antidote to the creeping suspicion that travel these days is little more than a homogenized corporate shopping opportunity. Here are hundreds of surprising, perplexing, mind-blowing, inspiring reasons to travel...Bestest travel guide ever.”

— Mary Roach, Author of Stiff and Gulp

Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders celebrates more than 600 of the strangest and most curious places in the world.