Preparing for a trip to Alaska can be a very enjoyable part of the journey. I especially like reading about the natural and human history of the area before I go. Your guide is sure to be a wealth of information, but try as we may, we don’t know all there is to know about Alaska. To help you prepare for your big trip to Alaska we have always made recommendations for reading on each of our trip itineraries.
Now we’ve put together a little online “bookstore” to make finding books that are relevant to your travels a little bit easier. There are a lot of great titles, organized by Alaska region, and we plan on adding more categories and titles in the coming months. Many of the books are somewhat difficult to find or out of print, but often available used, and for less than the price of a new book.
We grappled with joining the giant bookseller known for strong-arming publishers into selling for less, but just couldn’t find the selection we were looking for at smaller independent online stores. We’ve put together the online bookstore for your convenience, please feel free to shop at local, independent bookstores with the book list you’ve put together.
More than anything, we think that having some understanding of the human and natural history of the place you are traveling is key to getting the most out of your trip. Happy reading and please let us know what you think.
(illustration done “on location” on the Kokolik River by Cindy Ritzman)