Books on the Gold Country
The Book Seller has a wide selection of titles which may interest visitors and residents of Grass Valley, the Gold Country, the Sierra Nevada and Northern California but which are not typically found outside of our area. Local history and shelves of guides to the local flora and fauna as well as hikes & travel are available. We are also fortunate to have books by an amazing variety of local authors.
Now available in an affordable, full-color paperback edition. Combining the dramatic and meticulous work of printmaker Tom Killion--accented by quotes from John Muir--and the journal writings of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gary Snyder, THE HIGH SIERRA OF CALIFORNIA is a tribute to the bold, jagged peaks that have inspired generations of naturalists, artists and writers. Using traditional woodcut techniques, Killion has created stunning visual images of the Sierra that focus on the backcountry above nine thousand feet, accessible only on foot. Accompanying these riveting images are the journals of Gary Snyder, chronicling more than forty years of foot travels through the High Sierra backcountry. "Athens and Rome, good-bye!" writes Snyder, as he takes us deep into the mountains on his daily journeys around Yosemite and beyond.