General guidebook information

Why buy direct from
How often are new editions released?
Pre-ordering upcoming editions
Foreign language editions

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Why buy direct from

    • Guides are available in both print and digital formats
    • You can get the latest books and ebooks before they hit the stores
    • There's free domestic shipping (with minimum spend) within the UK, US & Canada. In Australia we offer free standard shipping on all parcels (*Free shipping is not available for selected flash sales)
    • Our friendly customer service team are ready to help with your order
    • There's the full range of over 450 titles featuring award-winning photography
    • You can get your guide formatted for your smart-phone, tablet or other digital device
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How often are new editions released?

As you know, here at Lonely Planet we are constantly trawling the globe to make sure you get the up-to-date information you need. We try to bring out an updated guide every two to three years, with a few unavoidable exceptions.

All book pages on site will list when the 'Next edition due' date is. This is listed below the book image, along with the edition number and other product details you may be interested in.

Pre-ordering upcoming editions

Usually you can pre-order an upcoming book up to a month before it is officially published, and we’ll provide information about expected in-stock dates in the product description.

If you've pre-ordered a book along with some in-stock or digital products, you can sit back and relax because we'll send them separately out as soon as they arrive in our warehouse.

Don't want to wait? Digital PDF chapters and full eBooks of most of our upcoming editions will be available for purchase and download one month before the print publish date. Order the print and digital and enjoy the best of both worlds.

Foreign language editions

We do have guides in languages other than English which have been translated and published under licence by local publishing partners, although not all our titles and series have been translated. To check if the guidebook you need is available in the language you need, please use the list below to link through to the relevant partner site. Please note: most of these sites are only available in the local language.

English -

Español -

Italiano -

Français -

Deutsch -

Português -

Korean -

Czech -

Hebrew - Haolam

Russian -

English (Indian version) -


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