Americans observe Read Across America Day on March 2, the birthday of the well-loved children’s author Dr. Seuss. The day aims to raise awareness of the importance of reading in the life of every American, regardless of age.
If you’re a cigar fan and book lover, too, try marrying the two passions by reading some of the best cigar-related books. The following are some good reads for cigar aficionados:
- The Cigar: An Illustrated History of Fine Smoking – Written by Barnaby Conrad, an American author, editor, and artist, this coffee table book features an in-depth study of cigar history and culture. The author pairs his text with stunning photographs of cigar-themed objects and activities.
- The Ultimate Cigar Book: 4th Edition – This book is the masterwork of Richard Carleton Hacker, an international writer and photographer who specializes in cigars, wine, spirits, and luxury lifestyles. This book is regarded as one of the most comprehensive guides to everything related to cigars. It covers the history of cigar smoking, the cigar manufacturing processes, the selection of the perfect cigar, and the pairing of cigars and spirits. This is the perfect book for cigar enthusiasts, as well as for those who are thinking of smoking their first cigar.
- The Cigar Legend: Cigar Journal –Written by Barrett Kincheloe and Spencer Smith (and You!), this books makes an ideal gift for the cigar enthusiast, though be aware that it is on the pricey side. It contains spaces for you to attach packaging from your favorite brand of cigars, keep a journal about your cigar preferences and memories, and rate your best and worst smokes. This book makes you one of the authors as you preserve your very own cigar history for future generations of cigar aficionados.
- The Cuban Cigar Handbook: The Discerning Aficionado’s Guide to the Best Cuban Cigars in the World – This book was written by Matteo Speranza. It describes the world of tobacco growing in Cuba and how cigars are hand-rolled. It also shares tips for selecting the best cigars.
Reading opens up pathways to new adventures and pursuits. Explore the fine art of smoking with these top-rated cigar-themed books.