Discovery Bookshop has provided the best books from Europe and Asia since 2006. We moved from the heart of Central Asia – Tashkent to United Kingdom. Starting from 2008, we official Hertfordshire Press bookshop, also selling our books & collectables online on Amazon & events of Eurasian Creative Guild.

Shop the best books from Europe and Asia from our wide-ranging variety of subjects: Art, culture, poetry, travel & cuisine.

Best Seller 2020

Christopher Jones

 Christopher Jones, a European who was accidentally born into a New Zealand body that through no fault of his own, grew up in Australia. Who in an attempt to find his roots has been mistakenly travelling to places they’re unlikely to be.

His first book “Meet the ‘Stans” become best seller in Discovery bookshop.

“If you want to travel in peace, you must howl like the wolves among whom you find yourself,” a 19th century French explorer advised on entering Central Asia. Which was simply the Central Asian version of raising your negroni and slurring ‘When in Rome’. Thankfully, the author discovered, the negroni’s had since made their way to Central Asia, or at least Almaty, as part of the somewhat inconsiderable encroachment made by the modern world.


Author of the month

Nick Rowan

Since his first foray into Central Asia in 2006, during his own Silk Road journey, Nick Rowan has developed an insatiable appetite for all things Central Asian. An Oxford University graduate, now working in the oil industry, Nick spends much of his spare time exploring Central Asia and the Silk Road countries and their histories.

When not at home with his family in Buckinghamshire, where he now lives, his favourite evenings are those spent on the plains of Central Asia sitting in the warmth of a homely yurt, laughing and joking with its owners over a good bowl of laghman accompanied by freshly baked lepioshka bread.

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