Escapist Reads for When You’re Sheltering in Place

Right now, we all need a little adventure. Feast your eyes on these escapist reads to bring you to a new, magical place. We have books about the literary worlds we escape to—the real and the imagined—along with guides to the hidden treasures of the world. And a bonus? You can view the magnificence of the world’s best art museums with books that collect the entire selection of art. Get ready for some fabulous escapist reads.



Ashley Holstrom is a book person, designing them and writing about them for Book Riot. She lives near Chicago with her cat named after Hemingway and her bookshelves organized by color.