Pocket Guide to Pamplona's Fiesta of San Fermin Huw Davidson has compiled a handy travelogue covering the history of the City, the Saint, and the Fiesta. It contains route maps of the encierro (Bull run), the Procession and covers all the events that take place between the 6th and the 14th of July 

 

        ->Pamplona: Running the Bulls, Bars and Barrios in Fiesta de San Fermin Ray Mouton knows it all about Fiesta. This is the definitive and only book you'll need to read if you ever think about joining the biggest party on the planet. Reading this is just like being there. From why the festival exits, to how to run the bulls, this easy fun read will answer all your question and prepare you for an unforgettable life-changing experience. It did for me.

  • The Sun Also Rises , by Ernest Hemingway: Rarely does a book capture the essence of a city as well as The Sun Also Risescaptures Pamplona. The novel launched Hemingway’s career and propelled tiny Pamplona onto the international tourism scene as readers came to run with the bulls like Hemingway’s protagonists did. Prospective visitors should read the book in order to better understand the origins of the frenzy behind Pamplona's annual festival, but also because it is a literary masterpiece well worth the attention.
  • Run To The Sun – Pamplona’s Fiesta de San Fermin : This is a large collection of Jim Hollander’s photographs of the Pamplona fiesta, covering a span of 25 years. His photos do as much justice to the festival’s verve and spontaneity as is possible, and while it’s no substitute for seeing it in person, his work will inspire all who looks at it to find their way to Pamplona.
  • Smithsonian Magazine: Erla Zwingle's comprehensive profile on San Fermín, titled Pamplona: No Bull, is one of the best-written descriptions of the event. Zwingle presents an especially nuanced portrayal of the townspeople of Pamplona, comparing the attitudes of those locals who leave town as soon as the revelers arrive with those who feel compelled to join the madness every year.

Travel Pictorial - Country or Natural Wonder

Always browse any or all Travel Pictorial books about a country, region or a natural wonder of the world . You will find excellent photography to view at leisure. Check out any bookstore or library ( lending or reference ).

Travel Guide(s) - Country, Region or City

Always glance through any Travel Guide for the region you are planning to visit. You will always find some nuggat of useful information. The layout and content will always vary with the publisher. Every traveller should make it a priority to browse one or all of the guides listed below. It will be a great education to browse the layout and view the excellent photography. You decide which of the travel guide(s)  you like the best.

  • DK Eyewitness Travel Guide(s)
  • Insight / Discovery Channel Travel Guide(s)
  • Lonely Planet Guide(s)
  • AA Explorer, AA Key or AA Spiral Guide(s)
  • Note: You will find about thirteen ( 13+ ) other publishing companies  travel guides in bookstores.  

Travel Books - Children or Junior

Browse the children's or junior section of your local library for travel and geography guides. You will find a variety of guides to countries, regions or natural wonders of the world. The majority of these guides will be less than fifty pages in length. They will contain an excellent overview of a country etc. They are an excellent introduction to travel for a novice traveller.

Travel DVD or Video Viewing

  • These are a few ideas for finding Travel DVD's in your local area.

  • Local Video Rental Store
  • Local Library - Travel Video or DVD
  • Any large music store will have a range of travel DVD's or  Video's on sale.
  • Travel Video Store has an excellent internet site.
  • BBC Video series website section
  • Pilot Travel Guide series 
  • National  Geographic Travel DVD or Video Series
  • Escorted Tour Companies  DVD or Video's  e.g. Rick Steves' 
  • National Tourist Bureaus MAY have a introduction Video or DVD on offer  or Photo Gallery on their Internet site