Stop by and experience an outdoor book selection with no rival!
The Mountaineers Bookstore is the place to go for outdoor books, maps and software. Located in our Seattle Program Center, it is one of the best outdoor bookstores in the country.
We carry an extensive assortment of guidebooks for hiking, climbing, sea kayaking, skiing and snowshoeing, as well as narratives, biographies, mountaineering literature and instructional "how to" books.
We sell the Northwest Forest Pass, Discover Pass and Sno-Park permits. The bookstore is also the place to find Mountaineers merchandise: hats, shirts, waterbottles, decals and more!
If we don't have what you are looking for, contact us, we are happy to special order what you need.
Hours: M, Tu, Th, F 9 am to 5 pm and W 9 am to 7 pm
The bookstore extends its hours into the evening for special events and those nights when particular classes are offered. See the list at right for the dates and times of extended hours. Note: Hours shown are in addition to regular store hours.
(206) 521-6002 (Bookstore Manager)
(206) 521-6001 (Member Services Team)
Here are some upcoming book events at The Mountaineers Seattle Program Center.
The Holiday Book Sale will be at the Mountaineers Seattle Program Center Dec 3 to 6.
View The Mountaineers Books Event Calendar for a list of all of our upcoming book events.
Looking for a place to hike, climb, snowshoe or kayak this weekend? We carry a wide selection of guidebooks for Washington, Oregon and British Columbia. We have guides that showcase the best routes backcountry travelers, going with children and even for finding trails within greater Seattle's parks.
Heading out of the state? We carry guides for other states and countries too! Come in and take a look at our selection of national and international guidebooks. Need a route book for Aconcagua? We've got one. Want to climb Devil's Tower? We've got the book. Want to sit in your chair and dream about climbing Everest? We have books for you too!
Adventurers, scoundrels, explorers and tough-as-nails climbers. Tragedy, triumph, discovery and mystery. Our narrative selection contains stories of men and women who have defied, or tried to defy, the accepted ideas of that which a person is capable. Some have pushed beyond the physical limits of these accepted capabilities. If you are looking for a wealth of personalities and incredible journeys, we have one of the largest concentrations of mountain and exploration related stories to be found anywhere.
We carry a large selection of instructional "how to" books for nearly every human-powered outdoor activity -- hiking, camping, climbing, biking, navigation, first aid, expedition planning, cooking, sea kayaking, skiing, snowshoeing, fitness and training, leadership, photography, weather, and more.
We carry a small selection of books about conservation and the environment, field guides, histories, biographies and "coffee table" photography books. If we don't have a book in stock that you want, we can probably special order it for you. Just tell us what you need!
Purchase all of a multi-volume or multi-series set of books and receive a discount on a Book Bundle. Members take 30% off and non-members take 10% off.
Everyone takes 35% off during the Holiday Book Sale!
Whether you need a USGS 7.5’ quad, or a Green Trails 15’ map, or even a map of Everest, our selection of maps will not leave you wanting. We carry USGS and Green Trails maps for the entire Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges, Custom Correct maps for the Olympics, Washington State DNR maps for central and eastern Washington and the Capitol Forest, and National Geographic Trails Illustrated maps for the Cascades and national parks throughout the United States. For the kayakers out there, we carry the SeaTrails and WaveLength lines of kayaking and small craft maps.
PermitsWe sell three permits in the bookstore:
The Northwest Forest Pass is required at National Forest trailheads in Washington and Oregon. You can purchase a day pass or annual pass.
The Discover Pass offers access to nearly 7 million acres of Washington State recreation lands (State Parks, DNR and Fish & Wildlife). You can purchase a one day pass or annual pass.
Sno-Park permits are for the winter season and good for all Sno-Parks maintained by the Washington State Department of Parks and Recreation. These are available in a Seasonal permit and a Day permit. There is also a Groomed Trails sticker which attaches to the Seasonal permit and is required at Sno-Parks with machine-groomed cross-country ski trails.
Give a friend or relative the gift of membership in The Mountaineers and share the outdoor adventures all year long. Visit our Gift Membership page for more information.
We have several items with our logo to help you show your support and enthusiasm for The Mountaineers -- T-shirts, hats, visors, water bottles, multi-use shopping bags, etc. View our list of items and prices.
Order Online from The Mountaineers Books
Can’t make it to the Program Center Bookstore, prefer to order online or want an eBook or PDF? You can order the titles we publish including our conservation-minded Braided River and lifestyle-oriented Skipstone imprints, and titles we distribute for the Colorado Mountain Club, the American Alpine Club and hikingcamping.com online.
Check our our new digitial only eBook, Guide to the 100 Peaks at Mount Rainier National Park. Enjoy an interview with the authors too!
*Note that your mountaineers.org login information is separate from the login information at mountaineersbooks.org. If you do not have an account currently, you may checkout at mountaineersbooks.org as a guest.