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Alberta Bestsellers List

Alberta Bestsellers List

It's been a fantastic summer for hiking in the Canadian Rockies, with one of the most beautiful falls on record extending the season into October. So it was a timely release for the new edition of our Canadian Rockies Trail Guide this past May. The book has been a...

Alberta Books for Schools

Alberta Books for Schools is a new resource for educators that highlights books appropriate for school-age readers that have been published in Alberta. The collection is available online and in printed catalogue form and is updated regularly. Titles are selected by a...

Read Alberta

Read Alberta is an initiative of the Book Publishers Association of Canada that highlights books published in Alberta. The Read Alberta website has publisher profiles, reviews, articles, an event calendar, and details of recent releases. While the printed catalogue is...

New bookstores in Lethbridge and Invermere

Encouraging to see two new independent bookstores opening recently. Four Points Books is a family-operated independent bookstore in downtown Invermere. It's been a few years since Dave's Book Bar closed and on the times I stopped by this summer, locals and visitors...

Canadian Rockies Trail Guide book review

Thanks to Ryan Clarke of the Lethbridge Herald for a comprehensive review of the 10th edition of the Canadian Rockies Trail Guide by Brian Patton and Bart Robinson. Clarke's review can be read here: Rockies Trail Guide Updated for a New Generation of Hikers. For...

Gem Trek Maps Integrated Into New Trail Guide

Gem Trek Maps have been integrated into the new edition of the Canadian Rockies Trail Guide. Since first being published in 1971, the Canadian Rockies Trail Guide has used black and white line-drawing maps to illustrate trails. Through a co-operative agreement for the...

New edition of the Canadian Rockies Trail Guide

Summerthought is pleased to announce the publication of the 10th edition of the Canadian Rockies Trail Guide. We have been working on the new edition for over two years. As is always the case with a new edition, we have done extensive research by hiking as many trails...