A book about places you won’t go


Jonathan Crowe’s Map Room flags a book about tiny islands.

Judith Schalansky’s Atlas of Remote Islands is generating a lot of buzz — if nothing else, reviews keep turning up in my Google alerts. Subtitled Fifty Islands I Have Never Set Foot on and Never Will, the short book pairs hand-illustrated maps of the islands with short essays about them by Schalansky that from the reviews sound, shall we say, bigger than reality.

via The Map Room: Atlas of Remote Islands.