This is a really, really cool resource. One I wish I knew about many moons ago prior to summer break. Working in a public library, I’ve had so many parents come in asking for books about travel, or about specific locations that they will be visiting. This online resource would have been my go-to website for those occasions.
The Global Bookshelf is a website/search engine for books on travel stories. You can browse The Global Bookshelf by region, genre, and book format (Kindle, PDF, physical book). This is a useful site for adults and children. I like the variety of formats. With so many people reading books on their tablets and e-readers, this is a good place to start downloading those titles prior to take-off.
The creator of the website is also very eager for review submissions from travelers. I like that sense of community and peer reviewed travel stories. If you don’t want to write a book review, then you have the option of writing about how books inspired you to travel. New & veteran authors can also submit their work to be cataloged into the system.