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The Catch Me If You Can One Woman’s Journey to Every Country in the World by Jessica Nabongo

In her beautiful and inspiring book, traveler and photographer Jessica Nabongo shares her adventures as the first Black woman on record to visit all 195 countries in the world. Popular destinations are featured, but so are hidden gems and places that “are not the darlings of the travel industry.” Her stories of culture, connection, and experiences—from dog sledding in Norway to swimming with whales in Tonga—showcase the beauty and joy that exist in every corner of the world.  —S.B.

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ISBN: 9781426222269
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Published: National Geographic - June 14th, 2022

Two Wheels Good The History and Mystery of the Bicycle by Jody Rosen

Have astronauts biked in space? What do bikes have to do with feminist rebels breaching barricades? Whose curiosity sparked traveling on two-wheeled machines? An uncommon blend of memoir, history, spiritual practice, and trivia, Two Wheels Good is a must-read for avid cyclists and readers of quirky nonfiction.  —Charlotte

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ISBN: 9780804141499
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Published: Crown - May 24th, 2022

Forest Walking Discovering the Trees and Woodlands of North America by Peter Wohlleben

Peter Wohlleben, bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees, does not disappoint in this new book, a practical guide designed to help us open our eyes to the wonders of the forest. I was amazed at how even a walk to the park had me noticing new things about the trees I passed every day. There’s a lovely section on how to get children excited about a walk in the woods, fostering good stewards of the Earth from an early age. A perfect companion for wherever adventure takes you this summer.  —Jax

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ISBN: 9781771643313
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Published: Greystone Books - April 26th, 2022

The Madhouse at the End of the Earth by Julian Sancton

There is no shortage of tales of polar expeditions gone awry. The voyage of the Belgica isn’t famous but it is remarkable. Led by a Belgian aristocrat and populated with an international cast of sailors, scientists, and adventurers, the Belgica’s journey to Antarctica was doomed from the start. A combination of lack of funding, shoddy leadership, and naïvete all but ensured disaster. Trapped in the ice for over a year, the crew were the first people to winter in Antarctica. Drawing from the journals of the men aboard the ship, Sancton does a remarkable job transporting the reader to the dark, freezing, rat-infested ship. On par with works from the likes of Erik Larson and David Grann, this is narrative nonfiction at its finest.  —Jade

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ISBN: 9781984824349
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Published: Crown - February 22nd, 2022

Home Waters A Chronicle of Family and a River by John N. Maclean

Home Waters is more than a graceful ode to fly fishing; it is the sweeping story of one Montana family and its deep ties to the land over four generations. In John’s sure prose, the Macleans become a road map for how one finds home, from his grandfather who built their Seeley Lake cabin, through his writer father (of The River Runs Through It renown), and now in his own evocative memoir. And always at heart is the water, its fish, and the gorgeous surroundings.  —Melinda

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ISBN: 9780062944603
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Published: Mariner Books - June 14th, 2022

Rickey The Life and Legend of an American Original by Howard Bryant

Rickey Henderson is one of the most talented and interesting athletes to ever set foot on the baseball diamond. His all-time stolen base record is as unlikely to be broken as Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak. Long-time baseball writer Howard Bryant deftly explores Henderson’s cultural impact and unique personality as well as his baseball exploits. Bryant follows Henderson’s meteoric rise from fast young outfielder to baseball superstar, a rise that also helped create salary parity for athletes of color. Henderson was an icon and iconoclast who played the game his way, with no apologies. Terrific for baseball fans.  —Ed

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ISBN: 9780358047315
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Published: Mariner Books - June 7th, 2022

Valley of Giants Stories from Women at the Heart of Yosemite Climbing by Lauren DeLaunay Miller

This is a unique book that highlights the voices of women in the male-dominated sport of climbing. Valley of Giants is also a memoir of Yosemite climbing culture and details the adventures of great female Yosemite climbers, from living in the renowned Camp 4 to scaling the famous El Capitan on multiday climbs. A great read for climbers and nonclimbers but especially for women and girls looking for inspiration to start their next outdoor adventure.  —Cyreine

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ISBN: 9781680515145
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Published: Mountaineers Books - March 18th, 2022

The Surfer and the Sage A Guide to Survive and Ride Life’s Waves by Shaun Tomson & Noah benShea

The Surfer and the Sage is the next book for anyone in your life curious about surfing. There's so much this book has to offer, as it goes beyond the simple joys of surfing and talks about what surfing has to say about life. Author Tomson is a legend of the sport whose perspective is always worth hearing, and poet-philosopher benShea contributes spiritual commentary to this special collaboration.  —Ian

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The Surfer and the Sage: A Guide to Survive and Ride Life's Waves By Noah benShea, Shaun Tomson Cover Image
ISBN: 9781641706551
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Published: Familius - June 7th, 2022

Gastro Obscura by Cecily Wong & Dylan Thuras

Is it a travel book? Is it a history book? Is it a foodie book? Is it a curiosity book? YES! Take a trip around the world, visit all seven continents, and learn more about food, culture, civilization, and geography than you ever knew you cared about. It’s the TikTok of books—I didn’t know I would find 2000-year-old Egyptian egg ovens fascinating, but I can’t stop telling everyone about them now! It’s a feast for the eyes, the mind, and the stomach. Makes a great gift for the person who can’t get enough information and loves to wonder about the world.—Jenny

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Gastro Obscura: A Food Adventurer's Guide (Atlas Obscura) By Cecily Wong, Dylan Thuras, Atlas Obscura Cover Image
ISBN: 9781523502196
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - October 12th, 2021

Atlas of Dark Destinations by Peter Hohenhaus

As one of the Bookshop Spooky Babes, the Atlas of Dark Destinations is my perfect travel wishlist. It lists creepy and kooky spots by continent and includes detailed descriptions, beautiful photographs, and what Hohenhaus calls “Dark Stats” of each destination. Once the world opens up again and it’s safe to travel, I’m dusting off my luggage and picking a page.—Jae

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Atlas of Dark Destinations: Explore the world of dark tourism By Peter Hohenhaus Cover Image
ISBN: 9781913947194
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Published: Laurence King Publishing - October 26th, 2021


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