ORDER BARRY SPITZ BOOKS
New, revised, expanded fifth edition of the definitive outdoors guide to Marin's beloved Mt. Tamalpais. First published in 1990, Tamalpais Trails has been the authoritative book on the mountain. The California AAA's VIA Magazine called the book, "The bible of the mountain." Sunset Magazine wrote, "A well-written, reassuringly detailed guide to Tam's 220 miles of recognized trails. KPIX-TV labeled the book, "The most comprehensive directory to Mt. Tam."
The book describes 170 trails and fire roads, with natural and cultural history, elevation changes, and precisely measured distances. More than 60 loop outings are suggested, while the easy-to-use format opens thousands of other options. There are chapters on flora, fauna, history, geology, creeks and lakes, and recreation. A removable trail map, by cartographer Dewey Livingston, is in the back pocket. The new 5th edition adds 5,000 acres of lovely, wild lands, the Carson Country from Pine Mountain to Kent Lake.SOLDOUT.
MARIN, A HISTORY
The first comprehensive, single-volume, fully illustrated history of Marin County ever published. Six weeks at #1 on the Marin Independent Journal non-fiction best seller list. Published in association with, and featuring the images of, the Anne T. Kent California Room of the Marin County Free Public Library.
The book tells the story of Marin from Miwok days to the present through accounts of 160 landmark days and events that shaped the county. Includes maps and some 150 archival photographs.
Fewer than 8 copies remaining, $100
MILL VALLEY, THE EARLY YEARS
The first published history of the City of Mill Valley. Tells the story of the community from Mexican rancho days into the 1930's. Published in cooperation with the Mill Valley Historical Society. Nearly 200 archival photograph. Fourth printing.
Note: A limited number (fewer than 10) of rare first edition copies, in their original shrink-wrapping, are also available for $75 each.
SAN ANSELMO, A PICTORIAL HISTORY
The story of the Town of San Anselmo, including Sleepy Hollow, from the first Mexican land grant to the present. Profusely illustrated. SOLDOUT.
OPEN SPACES, LANDS OF THE MARIN COUNTY OPEN SPACE DISTRICT
The first guidebook to the 34 Preserves of the Marin County Open Space District. Sold out. Work on a second edition is underway. Check here for updates.