Stanfords, the world’s leading independent map and travel bookshop, today launches its extensive online store at www.stanfords.co.uk. The established retailer opens its virtual doors this week offering an unrivalled range of maps and travel literature available to buy from the site - wherever you are in the world.
With 150 years of expertise and knowledge, Stanfords’ flagship shop in London’s Covent Garden is the world’s largest map and travel bookshop. Stanfords.co.uk fully reflects the shop’s expertise, enabling them to offer an unparalleled range of 30,000 specialist titles - the richest catalogue content in their field.
Stanfords.co.uk houses a unique navigation system whereby customers can easily search thousands of worldwide maps and travel guides by destination, author or category. Easy-to-use indexing means that visitors can quickly search for any type of title for any destination and find the most suitable map, guide or travel accessory for their selected location. This search function is unique to Stanfords.co.uk.
Stanfords.co.uk also offers independent catalogue data based on its own experience and knowledge, allowing customers to search title listings in order of Stanfords’ expert recommendations. Stanfords’ own staff regularly road-test their range of maps and guides, reporting back their findings to colleagues and customers. This wealth of invaluable, first-hand information is on the site’s ‘We’ve been there’ section and will be a continually updated source of advice and entertainment to visitors.
The site also has specialist sections including skiing, cycling, walking, diving, history, astronomy, maritime books & charts, cartography and health & survival guides, each with a wide selection of titles. The intrepid traveller can also buy from a range of practical tools and equipment including compasses, mosquito nets, Swiss army knives and first aid kits, and for the armchair traveller, Stanfords.co.uk also offers globes, travel diaries, stationery and travel-related games. Reinforcing the variety at Covent Garden, Stanfords.co.uk also provides customers with a broad selection of creative travel literature.