As a spiritual traveler if I were to buy Bhagavad Gita… I would go for the original copy of Bhagavad Gita… the original dictate given to mankind by Lord Krishna in the battle of Mahabharata. The original gist of Bhagavad Gita in Sanskrit along with Hindi or English transliteration is available with Gita press, Gorakhpur, India at a very nominal cost… that did not cover even the basic cost of production. Most of these highly subsidized publications are priced between US $1 and US $2.
I always keep many copies of same editions of Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads (independent treatises) from Gita press, Gorakhpur, India as presently I am writing a commentary on Bhagavad Gita along with Upanishads (independent treatises) like Katha Upanishad, Isha Upanishad and Kena Upanishad etc. The original texts in Sanskrit and their transliteration in Hindi are of great help. Gita press, Gorakhpur, India is really doing a wonderful job serving the mankind.
Gita press, Gorakhpur, India has many spiritual publications that can greatly benefit travellers of spiritual path. One can choose the right book from a wide variety of publications available. Even original commentaries on Bhagavad Gita, Brahma Sutras and Upanishads by Adi Shankaracharya are invaluable but they are in Sanskrit. If one can learn Hindi… studying Bhagavad Gita available from Gita press, Gorakhpur, India is a wonderful notable experience.
English speaking people also can get couple of original works like Bhagavad Gita and Upanishads. Bhagavad Gita especially is available with English transliteration. One who had fundamental knowledge of spiritual terminology would never find it difficult to understand precepts of Bhagavad Gita. The teachings of Bhagavad Gita are truly mesmerizing… prime reason why human beings who follow Bhagavad Gita in totality finally reached stage of enlightenment forever.
Many translations of Bhagavad Gita and Upanishads are available with various oriental publishers in India. The most reputed publishers of Indology books in India were Motilal Banarsidass and Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd. The books on Bhagavad Gita available with Indology publishers were highly priced and most were only translations. However, depending on our pocket and inclination… we could buy any book that satisfied our intellect.