Bosnia & Herzegovina: The Bradt Travel Guide by Tim Clancy

You can buy this book, used version, from for $9. In case you forgot to shop for a guide book from home, you can always find this book in at least Sarajevo and Mostar. I think this is because the author of the book, Tim Clancy, has worked and lived in this country for more than 10 years. He runs an eco-tourism called Green Vision in Sarajevo.

However, it is more expensive to buy the book in Bosnia. Be sure to pay at least 20 euros. I saw the exact same book which covered only Hercegovina for 15 euros.

Bosnia: A Short History by Noel Malcolm

The book avoids many of such hatred, prejudice, accusations, nationalist preachings you might have encountered while researching about Bosnia’s history. Perhaps, the author’s being an English helps in this matter.

Other recommended books I haven’t read
The bridge on the Drina by Ivo Andric, a Nobel Laurete from Travnik.

Booklet (you can get at the Tourist Information Office in the center)

Tourist Info Sarajevo (small blue book with addresses and phone numbers)

Local review

There might be many other places who give this review for free. At the moment, I only know of Hemingway bar, located across from the National Theater.