Blue Guide Albania & Kosovo James Pettifer Published in 2001, the Blue Guide Albania & Kosovo is still the most up-to-date guide to the region (and one of the only ones on the market), including over 30 maps, critical information on security and topical, if practical, information on where to stay and eat. This Albanian travel guide is especially useful for history buffs looking to get background on archeological and political sites of importance.
Tirana, Albania Maps
Albania Map Cartographia An Albania map designed specifically for travelers, this Albania travel map includes points of interest along easy-to-read road maps including attractions, parks, caves and remote houses in addition to a master list of Albanian place names. Text is translated into Hungarian, English, French and German.
Tirana, Albania Specialty Guides
Albanian Identities: Myth & History Stephanie Schwander-Sievers, Bernd Jergen Fischer From Ottoman Empire to communism to entrance into modern Europe, Albania has a long and tumultuous past. This cultural guide to Albania offers academic and articulate essays that explore the cultural, social, political and historical factors influencing Albania's national identity.
Palace of Dreams Ismail Kadare First published in 1981, Palace of Dreams is a masterful work of fiction by one of Albania's most renowned authors. Part subconcious dreamscape, part critique of dictatorial regimes, part perusal into the nature of fate, Kadare's work is a definitive work of Albanian, and world, fiction.