Geo-Tourism Specialties, located in beautiful Lake Tahoe, is an independent bookseller specializing in titles on outdoor recreation, natural history, and cultural history. Helping others establish and maintain a healthy, outdoor-oriented lifestyle and acquire the knowledge needed to responsibly enjoy the outdoors and meaningfully participate in the management of natural and cultural resources lies at the heart of our passion for selling books. Geo-Tourism Specialties engages in strategic partnerships with our customers, our community, and the environment. We work with non-traditional booksellers such as nature and environmental education centers, agency information centers, sporting goods and camping supply stores, resort gift stores, and mixed merchandise stores located in areas associated with outdoor travel and heritage tourism. We named ourselves Geo-Tourism Specialties because many of our featured titles are designed to support geotourism principles, in particular, helping our customers--and their communities--develop a sense of place.
Our on-line store, powered by Bookshop, is designed to be an extension of those goals. Although readers can purchase almost any book through our Bookshop portal, the "book-lists" in our "shop" are organized to reflect the stories and themes associated with our customers that have partnered with us to offer on-line ordering and low-cost, direct-to-reader shipping.
Many of our customers are park stores run by non-profit associations with missions similar to our own. Whether our "partner" is a park store or other type of retailer, purchasing a title from a specific list helps support the operation and mission of that particular partner. We invite you to come back often as we add more partners and expand our list of featured titles. Currently our "partners" include:
- Marshall Gold Discovery Park Association
- Sierra State Parks Foundation
- Angora Lakes Resort