Reading regarding Erie should begin with articles on travel and trends , such as Rand McNally’s “Erie, Pennsylvania” or’s “Is it Erie-sistable?”

Erie, PA by Jeffrey R. Nelson is a hundred-plus pages about the city, a welcome contribution to the Images of America series.

A Town at Presque Isle: A Short History of Erie Pennsylvania to 1980
provides a historical backdrop for the visitor so he/she can better contextualize, understand, and enjoy the top attractions and other town highlights.

When it comes to fiction, Stephanie Wincik’s Ghosts of Erie County and More Ghosts of Erie County will not only make for thrilling page turners, but put in mind a more imaginative perspective on the destination in a way that only fiction writing could.

Any of the above books or articles will give the potential traveler insight into the city and thus prove useful pre-visit reads.