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George Mercer's 'Fat Cats' now in stock!See more

Fat Cats is the newest title in George Mercer's Dyed in the Green mystery series - the first fiction series set in Canada's national parks. It will release this June and is available to order here.

George Mercer has worked as a national park warden in Canada for over three decades. He applies his field experience to his fun and interesting mystery series that explores the challenges facing our country's special places, and features the people working on the front lines to protect them.

Fat Cats brings Park Warden John Haffcut to B.C.'s Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, where a cougar has stirred up local controversy.
Awards newsSee more

Our hearty congratulations to Billy-Ray Belcourt, whose poetry collection This Wound Is a World (published by Frontenac House) is the Canadian winner for the 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize!

The Griffin Poetry Prize was founded in 2000 to serve and encourage excellence in poetry. The prize is for first edition books of poetry written in, or translated into, English and submitted from anywhere in the world. 
New 'Colouring it Forward' title now in stockSee more

Colouring it Forward has released a new addition to their series of colouring books that feature indigenous art and wisdom, this time with a focus on the Cree nation. The new book includes beautiful artwork created by Cree artists Delree Dumont and Sam Bighetty, as well as stories and teachings from Cree Elder John Sinclair.

They are also releasing their 2019 Indigenous Art Calendar at the end of June, which is available for pre-order here. Part of the proceeds from all Colouring it Forward sales go to supporting community projects for indigenous people. For more info, go to
National Geographic maps now availableSee more

Alpine Book Peddlers is now also carrying the National Geographic maps, covering the Canadian Rockies and Western Canada regions. We're excited to make this respected brand more accessible to Canadian retailers. Retailers can contact us to request samples, and can let us know if there are additional National Geographic maps you'd like to see us get in stock. You can order off of our 2018 map order form, downloadable here, or order your way.
New journals now availableSee more

Some lovely new nature-themed journal styles have come in from Peter Pauper Press.
CBC Canada Reads 2018: And the winner is...See more

Canada Reads is the annual debate to choose the one book that Canadians need to read this year. 2018's theme is One Book to Open Your Eyes and the five contendors, listed below, are in stock here at Alpine Book Peddlers. The debates concluded this March and the winner is... Forgiveness by Mark Sakamoto. For more info, visit CBC Canada Reads.

Congratulations to Ben Gadd on his new memoir!See more

Ben Gadd is known for knowing everything about his Canadian Rockies home. But just how did he amass his wealth of knowledge and come to love this unique place in the world? Our congratulations to Ben on his new memoir, An Orogenous Life: Memoir and Reader ("Orogenous" means "of or about mountains"), which details just how he came to be a renowned Alberta naturalist, interpretive guide, author of the unmatched classic Handbook of the Canadian Rockies, and winner of the Banff Centre's 2014 Summit of Excellence Award - including both his personal history and thirty-six readings from his favorite written works over the years.