ADVENTURE BOOKSTORES AND PUBLISHERS
Having selected a destination, it is sometimes a challenge to locate specific adventure
and outdoor related information. Here are some bookstores and publishers that are helpful
in finding guide and reference books about your areas of interest whether or not you know
the author and title. This list is by no means complete so we welcome any suggestions to improve this page.
- Amazon Books, US
Amazon is an
Internet bookstore that encourages browsing through their vast selection of books. You may
search by author, title or key words. Other features include book reviews and
recommendations by category. Books are shipped worldwide.
- Blackwell's Mail Order
50 Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BQ
Tel: +44 (0) 1865 333536
Blackwell's has a wide variety of travel books.
- Countryman Press publishes
an American Backcountry series that includes biking, hiking, fly fishing, walks and
rambles as well as related travel guides.
- Eland Books
61 Exmouth Market
London EC1R 4QL
Tel: 020 7833 0762 (Domestic) or 44 20 7833 0762 (International)
Fax: 020 7833 4434
(Domestic) or 44 20 7833 4434
Eland Books is a small press that has reprinted a growing collection of timeless and
well-written travel books for your reading pleasure.
- Harry's Universe
Paraiser, author, artist and photographer has an intriguing site where he shares excerpts
from his adventure travel guidebooks as well as other tidbits. Barbados, Belize, Costa
Rica, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands are featured. These
books are available at bookstores or they may be ordered online.
- Hunter Publishing, USA
Hunter Publishing produces a comprehensive range of travel guides to the Caribbean, the US,
Europe, South America and the far reaches of the globe.
- ISHK Book Service/Octagon Press
Cambridge, MA 02238-1069, USA
Tel: (800) 222-4745, (617)497-4124
Fax: (800) 223-4200, (617) 876-2976
ISHK Book Service
has an unusual collection of books reflecting travel and cultural themes. These present a rich
perspective of the subtle flow of life and culture in distant lands.
- Latin American Travel
P.O. Box 17-17-908
Latin American Travel Advisors offer an extensive
selection of Latin American maps and guidebooks including climbing guides for Ecuador.
- Lonely Planet, Australia
Planet has an excellent website to support their travel guide publications. Their books
are available at most bookstores or can be ordered online from anywhere in the world.
- Longitude Books
115 West 30th Street, Suite 1206
New York, NY 10001
Toll Free Orders: 800-342-2164
Longitude Books offers expert book and map recommendations, featuring hard-to-find maps, field
guides, classic accounts of exploration, travel narratives, books on art and archaeology, novels,
essays and well-written academic books. The Company was founded by Darrel Schoeling amd Daniel
Kaizer, veteran travelers and naturalists, who are happy to share their expertise with their
customers. Longitude will locate out-of-print books and will ship worldwide.
- Moon Publications, USA
Moon publishes comprehensive travel guides to North America, Mexico, Central America and
the Caribbean, Asia, and the Pacific Islands. Moon's travel
guides are available at bookstores or may be ordered online.
- New Zealand Books
Online, NZ sells books about New Zealand relating to travel, nature and culture.
- Outdoor Bookstore
P. O. Box 693
Libby, MT 59923-0693
Outdoor Bookstore offers a selection of hiking, travel, nature & outdoor activities
for the Western United States. Catalogs are available upon request.
- Rick Steves' Guidebooks and Travel
Europe Through The Back Door Inc.
P.O. Box 2009
Edmonds, WA 98020 USA
Tel: (425) 771-8303
Fax: (425) 771-0833
guidebooks specialize in European destinations. These humorous travel guides are full of
practical information with suggested itineraries that are useful for first time visitors.
This site has some excellent "Back Door Travel Tips" including a comparative
assessment of guidebooks to Europe and recommendations based on your personal situation.
- Rough Guides, USA
The Rough Guides are excellent travel guides for adventurers. Their web site is one of the best
for current online travel information about worldwide destinations with food and lodging recommendations.
- Sierra Outdoor Guides
Logandale, NV 89021-1134
Tel: (877) 570-9670
Charles Taliaferro is the author of a wide range of information guides to the Sierra
Nevada and other locations. The hiking, mountain peak, camping and fishing guides are
greatly detailed with maps that show trails, camps, streams and lakes not represented by
newer maps. These books will appeal to all outdoor enthusiasts and history buffs.
- The Sierra Club Bookstore
The Sierra Club Bookstore stocks thousands of books that focus on travel, natural history,
outdoor activities and nature photography.
- The Travel Bug
3065 West Broadway
Canada, V6K 2G9
Tel: (604) 737-1122
The Travel Bug is a Canadian based "store for travellers" that has an array of
travel books and guides.
- W.H. Smith, UK
W.H. Smith bookshop has a large selection of travel guides and videos for worldwide destinations.
- World Traveller Books and Maps
400 S. Elliott Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 USA
Tel: (919) 933-5111
Fax: (919) 933-7532
Traveller Books and Maps is an independent bookstore that offers a good selection of
travel guides and maps.
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