About Us

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Latitude Books is an Australian on-line travel bookstore. We stock a comprehensive range of travel guides, phrasebooks and related books to help you get the most out of your travel experience, whether you are anticipating a trip or just enjoy travelling from the comfort of your armchair.

Our mission is:

to provide an on-line bookstore featuring the best travel books and resources for the Australian traveller.
Latitude Books is a family business owned and operated by Brent Allred. Together with his wife, Glenda, Brent aims to provide customers with friendly and fast customer service, drawing on his combined love of travel and books. Unlike a regular bookstore, Latitude Books is organised geographically, with recommended books and resources listed by country. We believe a great trip starts well before you board the plane or land in some exotic location. It begins when you start dreaming of a destination and continues as you prepare for it. In addition to travel guides for planning your itinerary, we stock other books to help you enter into the spirit of a place, including travelogues; language resources; biographies; and books on history, art, architecture, food and more. We even recommend novels and other works of fiction set in your destination.

While Melbourne is home, Brent and Glenda have lived and worked in New Zealand, the United States and Ecuador and have travelled extensively, particularly in Europe.