I’m going to Armenia in October, and since there are no Armenian travel guides available on the Turkish market, I bought one in the UK. It’s Bradt’s Armenia with Nagorno-Karabagh. I leafed through it last night, and here is a message of warning in the Introduction:
First time I’m seeing such a thing in a travel guide; I was quite surprised. Surprised at the idea that Azerbaijani authorities would make the effort to search books, (apparently they’re already scrutinizing passports for Armenian stamps) and to see that the authors of the guide were considerate enough to insert such a message for their readers. Since the Armenian-Azerbaijani border is closed, a tourist travelling with a copy of this book can only enter Azerbaijan from another border, e.g. Georgia, Russia, or Iran; or fly into the country from somewhere else. Well, apparently, it happenned: another reminder that books can potentially be dangerous things; they can get you in trouble.