Maria Popova’s Brainpickings once again steered me toward a delightful read. City Cycling: Europe, an illustrated field guide to biking in eight major cities, is a complete collection of 400 color illustrations that feature London, Paris, Berlin, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Milan, and Antwerp/ Ghent. Actualized by Thames & Hudson, the publisher’s mission is to create books that “reveal the world of art to the general public, to create a ‘museum without walls’.” The illustrations remind me of the charming Madeleine story books. Couple City Cycling with Brainpicking’s 1969 bicycle safety manual. Do remember your “sounding device” then peruse through bicycling capitals of the world and Southern Asia’s publishing landscapes.