Silver Medal Winner, Best Travel Book of the Year!

ArmTravGuide1Silver Medal Winner, Best Travel Book of 2014–  The Independent Book Publishers Association 

‘Armenia and Karabakh: The Stone Garden Travel Guide’ is the Silver Medalist for Best Travel Book of the Year! This prestigious award, known as a Benjamin Franklin Award, was announced by the Independent Book Publishers Association on May 28, 2014.

‘Armenia and Karabakh’ is the top-selling guide to Armenia, and this new book has impressed readers and critics alike because of its comprehensive coverage of the Republics of Armenia and Karabakh (Artsakh), and also because of its beautiful photography.

All of the travel research is original, and when the book recommends a site, or suggests a travel route, it’s because author-photographer Matthew Karanian has actually been there and know what’s worth seeing and what’s worth avoiding.

This Third Edition is the culmination of more than a decade of research, and is still the only guide book to Armenia and Karabakh that emphasizes environmental awareness and conservation as a primary focus for visitors.

Click the “Purchase” link at the top of this page to learn how to order this book online, direct from the publisher!





Paperback, 320 pages in full color (5.375 inches x 8.375 inches)

Illustrated: 150 color photographs and 30 detailed color maps

Publication Date:  2013 

ISBN: 978-0-9672120-7-4

PRICE:  $32.95

SUBJECT MATTER: Covers the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Nagorno Karabakh (Artsakh).



2014 Benjamin Franklin Award Silver Medal from the Independent Book Publisher’s Association, for Best Travel Guide

2014 IndieFab Award Silver Medal from Foreword Reviews, for Best Travel Guide

2014 Writer’s Digest Magazine Honorable Mention for Best Reference Guide

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