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...around the San Francisco Bay Mendocino County Sonoma County Humboldt County Napa County the Sierra Nevada the top of Mount Whitney

...along the California Coast

...from San Francisco to Yosemite the Redwood National Park the Klamath Mountains

...throughout California & the West

...or in far-off Patagonia

Indian Summer Sale

The entire Bored Feet store is on sale! You just need to buy a book* to participate.

Indian summer is that chance to claim a window of late summer/early autumn great weather to extend the sweetest part of the year and double your fun. But you never know how long it will last!

So it is with Bored Feet’s Indian Summer sale! It’s on now, and you never know when it might end. So seize the moment to save on all our great books, maps, playing cards and calendars.

There is a small catch:
*You must buy one book with a retail price of $15.95 or more. Then you can take 10% off your entire order. Or buy two books of at least that price and get 15% off your entire order!#

You can start with the fourteen featured books pictured on the Home Page of our website. These are some of our newest, favorite, and greatest titles.

New and Exciting from Bored Feet:

Trails of Mt. Tamalpais, Muir Woods and Marin Headlands

Trails of Mt. Tamalpais, Muir Woods and Marin Headlands

The artistry of Gerald Olmsted’s map and his quirky historical text are gently updated with new accurately-mapped trails and clearly delineated bike trails.

The Hiker’s hip pocket Guide to the Humboldt/Del Norte Coast, 3rd Ed.

The Hiker’s hip pocket Guide to the Humboldt/Del Norte Coast, 3rd Ed.

We have fully revised, updated and expanded this essential guide to the hikes of Humboldt and Del Norte counties, the majestic land behind the Redwood Curtain.

Secrets of the Oak Woodlands; Plants and Animals among California’s Oaks

Secrets of the Oak Woodlands

Plants and Animals among California’s Oaks

In a book rich in illustration and suffused with wonder, author Kate Marianchild combines extensive research and years of personal experience to explore some of the marvelous plants and animals that the oak woodlands nurture.

In the Company of Redwoods; An Interactive Guide to Learning 50 Redwood Community Plants through Hand Tinting

In the Company of Redwoods

An Interactive Guide to Learning 50 Redwood Community Plants through Hand Tinting

Biologist Casterson presents fifty redwood community plants found in the redwood’s range. The text for each plant describes its characteristics and other botanical facts about it. Each plant has a grey toned photo of that plant’s foliage and flower, tintable with colored pencils.

Exploring Eastern Sierra Canyons: Sonora Pass to Pine Creek

Exploring Eastern Sierra Canyons

Sonora Pass to Pine Creek

Discover the hidden beauty of the Eastern Sierra's wondrous canyons with Sierra native Sharon Giacomazzi as your guide. She details local history, campgrounds, resorts, where to find the best wildflower blooms, autumn color displays and waterfalls, and more

Exploring Eastern Sierra Canyons: Bishop to Lone Pine

Exploring Eastern Sierra Canyons

Bishop to Lone Pine

This handsome and handy guide covers thirteen dramatic eastside Sierra Canyons. Starting around the spectacular forks of Bishop Canyon, Sharon divulges a wealth of hikes both popular and obscure, then continues south to include hikes near Mount Whitney.

Humboldt Rocks; How They Got Here, What They Are, How to Find Them

Humboldt Rocks

How They Got Here, What They Are, How to Find Them

This book presents the amazing geology of Humboldt County in clear and informative language. It begins deep in the Gorda Trench, where sulfurous steam vents support giant tube worms, then moves on to describe an earthquake before describing the rocks that underlie all this action.

Conifers of the Pacific Slope

Conifers of the Pacific Slope

A Field Guide to the Conifers of California, Oregon and Washington

This book provides in depth information about the 65 conifer species that occur in the three Pacific Coast states and beyond, color photos, accurate and updated range maps for each species, plus an elaborate key to aid with identification.

Yosemite Adventures; 50 Spectacular Hikes, Climbs and Winter Treks

Yosemite Adventures

50 Spectacular Hikes, Climbs and Winter Treks

This book is unlike most outdoor guides since it covers five different ways to explore in and around Yosemite National Park: winter treks, hikes, backpacking trips, mountain climbing, and rock climbing. It also covers a broad range of experience levels, from beginner to advanced.

Mendocino Coast Recreation Map

Mendocino Coast Recreation Map

This great new map by longtime Mendo coast resident Rixanne Wehren provides extensive information about the wide range of recreational activities on the Mendocino coast.

The Essential Geography of the United States of America

The Essential Geography of the United States of America

Enjoy a clear view of the USA with this handsome map, perhaps the best and most representative map ever published of our country.

Trails and Tales of Yosemite and the Central Sierra—A Guide for Hikers and History Buffs

Trails and Tales of Yosemite and the Central Sierra

A Guide for Hikers and History Buffs

Sharon Giacomazzi loves to tell history tales and she loves to hike. She combines these passions in an enthralling guide to the glorious Central Sierra, presenting more than 60 fun excursions. Updated for 2013.

An Everyday History of Somewhere

An Everyday History of Somewhere

Ray Raphael’s classic award-winning people's history of California’s north coast is an evocative blend of oral history and narrative. As the subtitle says “Being the true story of Indians, deer, homesteaders, potatoes, loggers, trees, fishermen, salmon, and other living things in the back woods of Northern California.”

Two Peoples, One Place

Two Peoples, One Place

Humboldt History, Volume One

In this fascinating account by two acclaimed and accomplished authors, the reader views what happened when Euro-Americans and Native Americans competed for a place they both relished. This book details Humboldt's native peoples and their contact with the newcomers.


At Bored Feet, the fantastic diversity of quality products from small independent presses continues to amaze us. This season finds us with a cornucopia of great new titles. Here's a sampling:

In our abundant Outdoor Recreation line, we're proud to distribute Maximus Press, publishers of definitive climbing guides for California rock. On our site you'll find all their information-filled and image-rich guides. We currently have four Maximus Press books covering the Sierra Nevada: Bishop Area Rock Climbs, Owens River Gorge Climbs, Big Chief Area Climbs (near Tahoe), and California Road Trip: A Climber's Guide Northern California , which covers the entire north half of this glorious state, from Whitney Portal and Kern River to the North Coast, plus two in southern Oregon. Two other Maximus Sierra climbing guides are currently out of print, with new editions scheduled for 2014: Mammoth Area Rock Climbs and The Good. the Great & the Awesome: Top 40 High Sierra Rock Climbs.Two other Maximus guides cover other parts of the state: the new second Volume of California Road Trip: Southern California Rock Climbing and Sport Climbing in the Santa Monica Mountains.

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And don‘t foget the books that made Bored Feet famous:

Who We Are (In Case You Didn't Know)

Bored Feet Press, a small publisher founded in 1986, is proud to celebrate our 24th year of providing great and accurate books and maps. We now publishes twelve highly regarded guidebooks to California and four fine poetry titles. Since 1995 we’ve also been a distributor for carefully selected micro-publishers. Today we bring you the best in quality books and maps produced by more than 65 small publishers.

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