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your guide to the finest books and videos about the circumpolar North

    Whether you interests are in cruising or driving your RV to Alaska, exploring Eskimo or Saami culture, or learning about the exciting sport of mushing, there are publications that will meet your needs.

    While some of the books and videos featured here are stocked by Great North Books, the vast majority are not. We merely act as guides to where you can find quality material at the best prices. That includes books that have been out of print for decades as well as current ones.

    The navigation bar to the left will guide you to the most popular subjects, while some new material of note will be featured here on the home page.

Featured Titles:

The Clara Nevada: Gold, Greed, Murder and Alaska's Inside Passage
By Steven C. Levi
The History Press, May 2011
128 pages
This new book describes in engrossing detail the ship that sank just south of Skagway in February 1898, taking 165 people and a large amount of gold with her.

Misty Fjords National Monument Wilderness
By Chip Porter
Chip Porter, December 2007
104 pages
Born and raised in rainy Ketchikan, Alaska, Porter's images bring this incredible land to life. The 105 photographs in this volume are accompanied by overviews and personal stories about one of America's newest Monuments.