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Trails of the Wild Selkirks: South of the Canadian Border – Third Edition

By Dennis Nicholls and Jim Mellen

Nonfiction, 344 pages, 6″ x 9″
Softcover, maps and photos, appendixes

ISBN 978-1-879628-58-8

Now updated in a brand-new 2022 third edition, Trails of the Wild Selkirks: South of the Canadian Border is the most comprehensive trail guide ever to the American portion of the Selkirk Mountains. The Selkirks host a stunning variety of landscapes, from lush temperate rain forests to dry ponderosa pine stands to naked granite on the high peaks.  The Selkirk Mountains extend far north into Canada, but Washington and Idaho hold about a third of the range – plus an expansive, little-heralded trail system.  Updated extensively in this new third edition, Trails of the Wild Selkirks provides detailed descriptions for more than 170 trails plus charts, maps, and photos to help hikers of all abilities easily find terrific trails and make their own discoveries in the beautiful, wild Selkirks.

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Price: $22.00

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Pavlov’s Trout: The Incompleat Psychology of Fishing

By Paul Quinnett

Nonfiction, 224 pages, 5.5″ x 8.5″

In this widely acclaimed book – the first ever to probe the psychology of fishing – Paul Quinnett, Ph.D., takes an entertaining look at just what it is people go fishing for – and it’s not always the fish, he finds.

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Price: from $12.95

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Legendary Lake Pend Oreille: Idaho’s Wilderness of Water

By Jane Fritz and Friends

Nonfiction, 416 pages plus photo sections, 6″ x 9″
Softcover, 100+ photos, 16 pages of color plates, 16-page Ross Hall classic photos section, and fold-out color map by Terrapen Geographics.

ISBN 978-1-879628-33-5

Legendary Lake Pend Oreille is far more than a recreationist’s directory: Rich with sketches about biology and botany, loaded with fascinating historical lore, and abundantly illustrated, this is a bible for Lake Pend Oreille.

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Price: $26.00

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Darwin’s Bass: The Evolutionary Psychology of Fishing Man

By Paul Quinnett

Nonfiction, 254 pages, 5.5″ x 8.5″

In this sequel to his widely acclaimed Pavlov’s Trout – the first book ever about the psychology of fishing – psychologist and fisherman Paul Quinnett, Ph.D., returns with Darwin’s Bass to explore the evolutionary foundations of fishing, and why so many people devote so much passion to this sport.

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Price: from $14.95

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The Barbless Hook: Inner Sanctum of Angling Revealed

By Dennis D. Dauble

Nonfiction, 160 pages, 8.5″ x 5.5″
Softcover

ISBN 978-1-879628-41-0

These stories, drawn from a lifetime of fishing experiences, explore a range of topics anglers often don’t discuss – trespassing, giving up a secret hole, losing fish at the net, competition between buddies and taking turns when on guided trips. While sometimes exposing what might be considered the “dark side of angling,” author Dennis Dauble manages to both entertain and inspire anglers in The Barbless Hook.

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Price: $11.95

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Reading the Water

By Mallory Burton

Fiction, 256 pages, 5.5″ x 8.5″
Softcover

ISBN 1-879628-10-4

Joining a handful of angling books written by women, Reading the Water: Stories and Essays of Flyfishing and Life is a collection of short stories featuring men and women who are affected by or swept away in the strong current of fishing’s allure. As Uncommon Waters editor Holly Morris writes in the introduction, “Teeming with new insights, and chock-full of fishing finesse, Mallory Burton’s work has entertained angling devotees for years and added dimension and humor to flyfishing’s trade magazines. Reading the Water is a choice compendium of essays and stories and a wonderful addition to the literature of flyfishing.”

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Price: $13.95

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Flying Over Rainbows

By Dwayne Parsons

Nonfiction, 128 pages, 6″ x 9″
Hardcover, photos

ISBN 1-879628-19-8

The memoir Flying Over Rainbows charts the lifetime of a remarkable Northwest personality: Buzz Fiorini, founder of an outdoor sports chain whose adventures in fishing, flying and fly fishing covered the continent and brought him friendships with such luminaries as John Wayne, Bing Crosby and others.

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Price: $24.95

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Go East Old Man

By Paul Reese with Joe Henderson

Nonfiction, 276 pages, 6″ x 9″
Softcover

ISBN 1-879628-15-5

In Go East Old Man, marathon runner Paul Reese shares his journeys as he fulfills a quest to run across 14 Western states over five summers while in his 70s.

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Price: $14.95

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Climber’s Guide to North Idaho and the Cabinet Wilderness

By Thaddeus Laird

Nonfiction, 224 pages, 6″ x 9″
Softcover, 108 illustrations, 6 technical route topo maps, 62 photographic route overlays, 2 appendixes and 2 indexes, by route name and by rating

ISBN 978-1-879628-30-4

Climber and writer Thaddeus Laird rendered his years exploring the region’s rock crags and alpine peaks into the region’s most comprehensive climbing guide yet, Climber’s Guide to North Idaho and the Cabinet Wilderness. Laird followed after gurus Chris Kopczynski, John Roskelley and Randall Green to dig deeper into this unruly landscape of empty ranges and unclimbed routes.

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Price: $17.50

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Inland Salish Journey: Fur Trade to Settlement

By Mike Reeb

History, 318 pages; 6″ x 9″
Softcover

ISBN: 978-1-879628-47-2

A grand history of the fascinating fur trade era and the Inland Salish Indians.

The years 1800 to 1877 brought the earliest fur traders, then the first white settlers to the Northern Rockies – the land of the Inland Salish Indians who shared a common language and customs. Drawn from source documents as well as journals, manuscripts and early published works, this book is the most comprehensive history yet of the fascinating fur trade era and the interactions between the Inland Salish and new arrivals.

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Price: $19.00

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The Old Man and the Road

By Paul Reese with Joe Henderson

Nonfiction, 300 pages, 6″ x 9″
Softcover

ISBN 1-879628-20-1

In this, his third book, author Paul Reese pens reflections while completing a crossing of all 50 states on foot at age 80. The joy of simply moving through the final states flows through the third book in Reese’s country-crossing trilogy, The Old Man and the Road.

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Price: $14.95

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On the Trail of the Ice Age Floods: The Northern Reaches

Second printing!
A geological field guide to northern Idaho and the Channeled Scabland

By Bruce Bjornstad and Eugene Kiver

Nonfiction, 480 pages, 6″ x 9″
Softcover, 400 black-and-white illustrations, maps and photos, 50 color plates, index

ISBN 978-1-879628-39-7

Following up on his first volume, On the Trail of the Ice Age Floods: A geological field guide to the Mid-Columbia Basin, geologist Bruce Bjornstad joined forces with colleague Eugene Kiver to guide readers upstream – northward into the Channeled Scabland and northern Idaho in The Northern Reaches. Illustrated with 400 maps, schematics, photos and illustrations, including 32 pages of color plates, On the Trail of the Ice Age Floods: The Northern Reaches provides a clear, concise and easily useable guide to the remarkable geologic record of the great Ice Age floods.

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Price: $26.00

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On the Trail of the Ice Age Floods

A geological field guide to the Mid-Columbia Basin

By Bruce Bjornstad

Nonfiction, 308 pages, 6″ x 9″
Softcover, 262 black-and-white illustrations, maps and photos, 20 color plates, index, in its fourth printing

ISBN 978-1-879628-27-4

In this first volume of On the Trail of the Ice Age Floods, geologist Bruce Bjornstad explores those legendary floods, explains the features they created, and guides readers to trails and tours in the Mid-Columbia Basin to witness the floods’ awesome power for themselves. This readable, useable field guide is rich in detail and makes the Ice Age floods tale more fascinating and intriguing than ever.

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Price: $19.00

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Selkirks Spectacular

A journey on the International Selkirk Loop

By Jerry Pavia and Tim Cady with Ross Klatte

Nonfiction, 180 pages, 11″ x 8.5″
Softcover, full color with more than 300 photographs

ISBN 978-1-879628-44-1

A photographic journey encircling the spectacular Selkirk Mountains of northern Idaho, eastern Washington and southeastern British Columbia, Selkirks Spectacular features amazing images by photographers Jerry Pavia and Tim Cady. More than 300 images along with chapters by Canadian Ross Klatte on the history, geology, communities, natural features, attractions, and the flora and fauna showcase this beautiful corner of the earth.

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Price: $24.00

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Out of the Night

By Irene Bennett Dunn

Nonfiction, 128 pages, 6″ x 9″
Softcover

ISBN 1-879268-16-3

In Out of the Night, Irene Bennett Dunn relates the tragic night of August 17, 1959, when an historic earthquake and resulting landslide killed four members of her family, and how she rebuilt her life after that terrible trauma.

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Price: $10.95

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East of Yellowstone

Geology of Clarks Fork Valley and the nearby Beartooth and Absaroka Mountains

By Bob Carson

Foreword by Don Snow; photography by Duane Scroggins
Nonfiction, 184 pages, 11″ x 8.5″
Softcover, road logs, bibliographic references, full color with 138 illustrations including photos and maps

ISBN 978-1-879628-38-0

East of Yellowstone invites the curious into the dramatic geologic beauty of the Clarks Fork Valley just east of the world’s first national park, as guided by geologist and professor Bob Carson. Featuring beautiful images by photographer Duane Scroggins, this book is essential to exploring the geology along roads and trails outside Yellowstone National Park.

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Price: $25.00

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Many Waters

Natural History of the Walla Walla Valley and Vicinity

Edited by Robert Carson

Nonfiction; 224-page; 11″ x 8.5″
Softcover, full color

ISBN: 978-1-879628-48-9

Many Waters is a testament to the beauty of an extraordinary place. From the Blue Mountains to the Columbia River, southeastern Washington and northeastern Oregon, in particular the Walla Walla Valley, is a remarkable region, one that American Indians called Wallah Wallah, or Many Waters. And for good reason. It’s always been a bountiful place with its rich soils and streams teeming with fish.

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Price: $35.00

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Where the Great River Bends

A natural and human history of the Columbia at Wallula

Edited by Robert J. Carson

Nonfiction, 240 pages, 11″ x 8.5″
Softcover, full color, 264 illustrations including historic photographs and paintings, index, road log and bibliographic references

ISBN 978-1-879628-32-8

In Where the Great River Bends, Bob Carson and his colleagues tell a fascinating story through the prism of Wallula, the historic gateway to the Columbia Plateau – a striking land where the forces of geology worked on a spectacular scale, of a desert oasis where Native Americans, explorers, fur traders, promoters and entrepreneurs, and modern-day agriculturalists and wind farmers have all made their mark. Wallula Gap and its signature geologic feature, the Twin Sisters, are notable features left behind by colossal Ice Age floods.

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Price: $35.00

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Archer MacClehan & The Hungry Now

Sandy Compton
Fiction, 181 pages, 5.5″ x 8.5″ softcover
Published by Blue Mobius Books

ISBN 1-886591-06-7

Idaho-and-Montana author Sandy Compton puts his ample storytelling talents to play in his novel Archer MacClehan & The Hungry Now, a page-turning tale populated by a cast of colorful characters who find themselves at odds in the wilderness – and pulling together for their very survival.

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Price: $14.00

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Inked Print: United States Postal Counterfeits Illustrated

By H.K. Petschel
Nonfiction, 104 pages, 11″ x 8.5″ softcover

ISBN 978-1-495967-94-8 • $40

Conventional wisdom states that the first U.S. Postal counterfeit appeared in 1894. Maybe this was the first … maybe not. Inked Print: United States Postal Counterfeits Illustrated provides reproductions of scores of historical counterfeits and an amazing collection of rare and original documents cataloging the product of the crime of stamp counterfeiting.

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Price: $40.00

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Cowboy Boots and Other Stories

John Sater
Nonfiction, 128 pages, 6″ x 9″ softcover

ISBN 1-879628-03-1

Northwest native and Bonners Ferry resident John Sater takes readers “back to the present” in rural America in this collection of 44 short essays telling stories from a generation whose mothers went from washboards to washers and whose fathers swore by, and sometimes at, Model A Fords. Cowboy Boots and Other Stories explores common experiences from cleaning chimneys and growing gardens, catching mice and raising pigs, to outsmarting ornery chickens.

Price: $8.95

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GiGi’s Enchanted Forest

By Patti Clemons, Barbara Merritt and Marsha Ogilvie
Illustrated by Bonnie Shields

Fiction, 32 pages, 8.5″ x 8.5″ softcover, full color illustrations
Produced in association with Keokee Co. Publishing, Inc.

ISBN 978-1-492928-46-1

A delightful new children’s book inspired by the late Hazel Hall, GiGi’s Enchanted Forest follows a black bear family as it sets off through an enchanted forest to visit Gramma GiGi. The three mischievous cubs are in for a bigger adventure than they could have imagined.

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Price: $12.00

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Lessons with Love: Tales of teaching and learning in a small-town high school

Marianne Love
Nonfiction, 288 pages, 6″ x 9″ softcover

ISBN 978-1-879628-28-1

For anyone who’s ever gone to school — as student or teacher — Marianne Love’s warm and humorous stories from 33 years teaching at Sandpoint High School in rural northern Idaho, Lessons with Love, will kindle both memories and laughs.

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Price: $16.00

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IAFI Map of the Ice Age Floods of the Pacific Northwest

Full color map, shipped in a sturdy cardboard tube

A perfect companion for either volume of On the Trail of the Ice Age Floods, this updated map produced by the Ice Age Floods Institute in conjunction with Eastern Washington University is also a great companion for anyone traveling the Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail.

Proceeds benefit the Ice Age Floods Institute

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Price: $12.00

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CIA Super Pilot Spills the Beans

Flying Helicopters in Laos for Air America
By Captain Bill Collier

Non-fiction, 6″ x 9″

Publication date: June 2017

From his first-person perspective, retired U.S. Marine Corps pilot Bill Collier tells about the CIA’s secret battle in Laos during the Vietnam War.

Collier’s service with Air America, the CIA’s secretly owned airline, was part of the largest paramilitary operation ever undertaken by the agency, and he tells the story of a close-knit group of young men and their adventures in Long Tieng, Thailand, and Hong Kong.

This is the second book from Bill Collier, who previously authored his first-hand account of flying in combat during the Vietnam War in “The Adventures of a Helicopter Pilot,” also available here through Keokee Books.

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Price: $20.00

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