This excerpt from Lonely Planet’s Bulgaria guide provides a selection of travel literature to get you in the mood for your trip.
There are relatively few books by foreign writers devoted solely to Bulgaria; most include the country as part of a journey around Eastern Europe and/or the Balkans.
Pin this image Under The Yoke by Ivan Vazov is Bulgaria’s best loved novel, and a new English translation has been published recently after being out of print for decades. The book tells the patriotic story of the iconic April Uprising of 1876 and Bulgaria’s struggle for independence from the Ottoman Empire.
Pin this image The Black Sea: The Birthplace of Civilization and Barbarism by Neal Acherson is a fascinating overview of the turbulent history of the peoples living around the Black Sea, from earliest times onwards.
More travel literature reading lists for other destinations can be found here.