News & Media

A is Alberta review

Our newest childrens' book, A is Alberta, has only just hit bookshelves, but is already getting some great reviews. Thanks to Barbra Hesson of the Calgary Herald for including A is Alberta as part of her annual childrens book Christmas reading list. Hesson writes that...

Brian Patton Interview by Stuart Howe

Stuart Howe, a local hiking enthusiast, recently sat down with Canadian Rockies Trail Guide author Brian Patton to talk about the history of the book, its importance to the local hiking community, and the impact it's had on Canadian Rockies hiking in general. To view...

Book launch for A is for Alberta

Although it was cold evening, it was a great turn out for the official launch of our newest book, A is for Alberta, with friends, family, and many others stopping by the Banff Good Earth Coffeehouse to help celebrate the launch of MIndy's first book. While Mindy was...

Marketplace at the Banff Mountain Film Festival

After a pandemic hiatus, it was great to be back at the Banff Mountain Film Festival, displaying our books at the Festival Marketplace. Lots of familiar faces from Banff and beyond, as well as many first-time festival goers. We had old editions of the Canadian Rockies...

New book: A is for Alberta

Announcing the release of our latest book, A is for Alberta, which is now available directly from our website, retailers throughout Alberta, and major online book retailers for $14.95. Artist Mindy Johnstone is renowned for her whimsical portrayals of life in Canada,...

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...