Best Selling Books and Maps from Bored Feet Press


Announcing the best selling books and maps from the Bored Feet website. Click on the titles for more information.

Best selling books:

1. Alice in Wonderland Playing Cards

Created by Jan Padover & Rick Ellis
with the original John Tenniel illustrations

Every card features a quote from Lewis Carroll's original Alice in Wonderland tale or his companion book, Through the Looking-Glass, with the full-color artwork of famous English illustrator Sir John Tenniel as featured in the classic original edition.


2. The Hiker's hip pocket Guide to the Humboldt Coast

Bob Lorentzen

We've added many new trails to this edition, which details the most spectacular coast in our series. The only trail guide covering popular Redwood National Park, many fine state and county parks and the famous King Range/Lost Coast.


3. Nutcracker Ballet Playing Cards

Prospero Art

The cards feature evocative portraits of all the major Nutcracker characters: Fritz, Drosselmeyer, the Mouse King, the Snow Queen, the Snow King, the Sugar Plum Fairy, the Dew Drop Queen, the Dancing Bear, and the other colorful characters from Tchaikovsky's most memorable ballet.


4. The Hiker's hip pocket Guide to Sonoma County, 3rd edition

Bob Lorentzen

In the first full revision in 12 years of this classic guide, the 50 original hikes have been fully updated and revised. Eleven completely new hikes in Sonoma County’s State, County and City Parks have been added to bring the total of fully described hikes to 60.


5. Exploring Eastern Sierra Canyons
Sonora Pass to Pine Creek

Sharon Giacomazzi

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


6. Aquatic Insects in Alaska

John Hudson, Kathy Hocker & Robert Armstrong

This comprehensive, lavishly illustrated guide covers all of Alaska's aquatic insects and reveals many fascinating facts about them.


7. Exploring Eastern Sierra Canyons
Bishop to Lone Pine

Sharon Giacomazzi

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.


8. Hiking the California Coastal Trail Volume Two: Monterey to Mexico
The Guide to Walking the Golden State's Beaches and Bluffs from Border to Border

Bob Lorentzen and Richard Nichols

This southern volume of the series describes more than 600 miles of California's now official Coastal Trail (CCT), America's most diverse long distance trail.

Volume Two covers from Monterey to the Mexico in 83 accessible sections.


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

Sharon Giacomazzi

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.


10. Owens River Gorge Climbs, 10th Edition
The Climbing Guide To The Owens River Gorge

Marty Lewis

More than 700 routes are covered in this comprehensive guide to one of California's premier climbing areas


11. Great Day Hikes in and around Napa Valley
Third Edition

Ken Stanton

Ken Stanton has fully expanded and updated his popular guide to trails around Napa Valley. His captivating,detailed trail reports, featuring many little known hikes, include entertaining tales of Napa's colorful past.


12. Vineyard Simple
How to Build and Maintain Your Own Small Vineyard

Tom Powers

Finally a book that makes home vineyard planting and wine grape growing accessible to anyone with even a little spare land. Tom Powers has created a how-to book filled with valuable information for the novice viticulturist.


13. Geologic Trips
Sierra Nevada

Ted Konigsmark

If you have ever wondered how the rocks and scenery of the Sierra Nevada were formed, take this geologic guide with you on your next trip. Written for the non-geologist, this detailed guide describes 116 of the geologic attractions of the Sierra


14. An Everyday History of Somewhere

Ray Raphael

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.”


15. Shakespeare Playing Cards

Prospero Art

You will find a hilarious or cutting insult from the Bard on every card. The insults also come from the plays, but might come in handy in a cutthroat poker, hearts or bridge game. To hear some samples, click on the audio clip of an actor reading some of the insults. He really makes them come to life!


16. The Mendocino Coast Glove Box Guide, 3rd Edition
Lodgings, Eateries, Sights, History, Activities and More

Bob Lorentzen

Our bestselling guide to the scenic and cultural treasures of the Mendocino coast has been thoroughly revised and updated in this new third edition. The text weaves local history and anecdote with road notes to chronicle the journey.Price reduced!


17. Shakespeare Playing Cards

Prospero Art

You will find a different quote from Shakespeare on each card. Every one of Shakespeare's 38 plays is quoted at least once. The quote on each number card contains a reference to that number in the quote, such as “Five have I slain to-day in stead of him. A horse, a horse! My kingdom for a horse!” on the five of spades, from Richard III.

The quotes on each of the four suits of the deck represent a different dramatic temperament:
Hearts are love or sexual pleasure.
Clubs denote war or violence, actual or conspiring.
Diamonds are gain, position, money or treasure.
Spades are intrigue, skullduggery or a bad moon arising.

The Kings are kings, the queens are queens, and aces display figures who know or seem to control the action of the play.


18. Butterflies of Arizona
A Photographic Guide

Bob Stewart, Priscilla Brodkin and Hank Brodkin

Naturalist Stewart and friends follow up on his ground-breaking and highly successful Common Butterflies of California with an even more comprehensive guide to the abundant butterflies of the Southwest.


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

Bob Lorentzen

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.


20. Visual Guide to Native and Naturalized Coastal County Plants from Santa Cruz to Mendocino

George Pikkarainen

This innovative guide, created for beginners and people unfamiliar with taxonomic language, uses thousands of small color photos and 52 icons along with brief text to clearly organize more than 520 species of plants.


21. Dragonflies of Alaska, Second Edition

John Hudson & Robert H. Armstrong

This handy book shows how to identify all 35 dragonfly species found in Alaska. With beautiful close-up color photos plus detailed line drawings, the book explores many of the fascinating aspects of dragonfly behavior.


22. Laws Field Guide to the Sierra Nevada

Written and Illustrated by John Muir Laws

The astonishing natural diversity of the Sierra Nevada comes alive in this great field guide, at once comprehensive and yet small enough to fit in your pocket or pack.


23. Shakespeare Playing Cards

Prospero Art

These quality playing cards feature splendid full color designs in the style of the Renaissance with a quote on each card, totalling 54 quotes in each deck. The aces, face cards, and jokers use images from old masters such as Michelangelo and Rembrandt.


24. Healing with Medicinal Plants of the West
Cultural and Scientific Basis for their Use

Cecilia Garcia & James D. Adams, Jr.

This informative guide covers the traditional healing uses and modern pharmacological data on 115 native plants found in California and the West. While western plants have been used in healing for thousands of years, this book carefully explains the uses of each plant for healing and the spiritual dimension of that healing process.


25. Native American Playing Cards
55 Portraits by Edward Curtis

Prospero Art

This stunning deck features 55 of the best images taken by Internationally known ethnologist and photographer Edward Curtis (1868-1952), known as Shadow Catcher, a name bestowed upon him by several tribes.




Best selling maps:

1. Northern Wind River Range—Hiking Map and Guide

Earthwalk Press


2. Southern Wind River Range—Hiking Map and Guide

Earthwalk Press


3. Hoover Wilderness Trail Map

Tom Harrison

Eastside access around Bridgeport, west of Highway 395 from Highway 108 south to Conway Summit. Includes Twin Lakes, Leavitt Meadows, and Yosemite North Boundary area. Includes 2009 wilderness additions.


4. Grand Teton National Park—Hiking Map and Guide

Earthwalk Press


5. Sawtooth Wilderness—Hiking Map and Guide

Earthwalk Press


6. John Muir Trail Map-Pack

Tom Harrison

Ingenious package for the John Muir Trail hiker! These 13 maps cover the entire JMT.


7. Sespe Wilderness Trail Map

Tom Harrison

Covers 219,000-acre wilderness near Ojai, including Pine Mtn., Piedra Blanca, Sespe Hot Springs, Lake Piru, Wheeler Gorge, Topatopa Mountains, Rose Valley, and more.


8. Grand Canyon National Park—Hiking Map and Guide

Earthwalk Press


9. Golden Trout Wilderness Map

Tom Harrison

Detailed map to this 308,000-acre wilderness in the southern Sierra includes Kern and Little Kern Rivers, Mineral King, Mountain Home State Forest, and more.


10. Grand Teton National Park—Hiking Map and Guide

Earthwalk Press


11. Sierra Nevada Topographic Map

Imus Geographics

This beautiful and detailed, full-color map covers the Sierra Nevada Range from Lassen National Park in the north to Tehachapi Pass in the south.


12. Bishop Pass North Lake-South Lake Loop Map

Tom Harrison

Popular Eastern Sierra trailheads outside Bishop at North Lake, South Lake and Lake Sabrina lead into Kings Canyon high country...


13. Island of Maui Topographic Recreation Map

Earthwalk Press

Now the best map available for a trip to Maui is hot off the press from Earthwalk.This 6-color map covers the entire island at a scale of 7/8" to the mile.


14. Grand Teton National Park Photographer's Map & Guide

Earthwalk Press

This great new reference for both digital and film photographers features a shaded relief map of the park, 50 key photo points and 82 color photographs keyed to the map.


15. Tuolumne Meadows and High Sierra Camp Loop Trail Map

Tom Harrison

Covers the popular high country in and around Tuolumne Meadows in detail, including the entire High Sierra Camps Loop.


16. Desolation Wilderness Trail Map

Tom Harrison

Covers entire 63,475-acre Desolation Wilderness, plus Echo Lakes, Loon Lake, Wrights Lake, Emerald Bay, and Lake Tahoe's southwest shore.


17. Highway 395: Carson City to Lone Pine

Benchmark Maps

Detailed road map of the most dramatic section of this Eastern Sierra highway shows all roads, campgrounds, parks and national forests, most trailheads, more.


18. Yellowstone National Park—Hiking Map and Guide

Earthwalk Press


19. Emigrant Wilderness Trail Map

Tom Harrison

Covers entire 113,000-acre Emigrant Wilderness, northwest portion of Yosemite Park, and Cherry Lake area west of Yosemite.


20. Kearsarge Pass-Rae Lakes Loop Trail Map

Tom Harrison

Eastern Sierra's Onion Valley trailhead leading to John Muir Wilderness and Kings Canyon high country...


21. Mt. Tam Trail Map

Tom Harrison

Covers public lands of south Marin County: Muir Woods National Monument, Mt. Tamalpais State Park, Golden Gate National Recreation Area...


22. The Essential Geography of the United States of America

Imus Geographics

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


23. Yellowstone National Park—Hiking Map and Guide

Earthwalk Press


24. Sonoma-Marin Coast Map, Coastal California Series

Bluewater Maps

This map covers not only Sonoma and Marin Counties, but also the western half of Napa County and the southern portion of Lake County as well as about two-thirds of San Francisco, the north half of SF Bay and the urban East Bay from Oakland north.


25. California's North Coast—Recreation Map

Earthwalk Press




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