In its 128 pages, the book "Maribor 2012: European Capital of Culture: A City Guide," presents Maribor from an architectural and historical perspective to citizens and foreign tourists for the European Capital of Culture event. The guide is equipped with a map of the city and surrounding area, with architectural drawings and floor plans and photographs of the city pulse. It also contains general data and useful information and presents the most important events of the ECOC. The authors of the texts are Jože Curk and Primož Premzl, photos are work of academic painter Zmago Jeraj. The book covers the editorial written by program director of the European Capital of Culture 2012 Mitja Čander, editorial of the co-author, editor and publisher of issue, general information about the city, useful information and addresses, presentation of the 42 monuments of cultural and natural heritage, selection of ECOC 2012, and a chronological overview of the history of the city with special emphasis on culture.