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Celebrating Edward Abbey

Plus, 7 Other Environmental Avengers

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • January 31, 2020

In celebration of Edward Abbey's birthday earlier this week, we are featuring a reading list of similar authors who came before and after him. More than just environmentalists, these activists raised clarion calls in defense of nature.

Travel the World for Just a Few Bucks With Books!

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • May 29, 2019

Travel has been the subject of many a great book. Here are a few that we've loved.

National 7-Eleven Day with a ThriftBooks Plot Twist

Seven Backcountry Authors and Eleven of Their Best Books

By Beth Clark • July 11, 2018

National 7-Eleven Day coincides with camping week here at ThriftBooks, so being the thrifty bunch that we are (pun intended), we combined the two by gathering 7 epic outdoor authors and making a list of their 11 best books to inspire and guide your next camping adventure. For newbies, guide books can literally be lifesavers, and for experts, they're an economical way to update your skillset and knowledge base.

The World Is Your Oyster, and Travel Books Are the Pearls!

By Beth Clark • June 11, 2018

From solo adventurers to traveling families, from long weekend road trips to months-long trips abroad, ThriftBooks has a read for that.

7 Road Trip Stories for "Read a Road Map" Day

By Bianca Smith • April 05, 2018

Good or bad, enjoy the road trip adventure in these novels.

Place: Finding the Texture That Fits You

By Trevor HigbeeMarch 28, 2018

I've always loved the idea of place, but I haven't always known it.

I was born in the Seattle area. Then over the course of my young life, moved to Southern California, Dallas, Italy, Kazakhstan, China, Salt Lake, DC, Beijing, Houston, and finally, Seattle. While I understand there are many people who have lived and traveled a great deal more than me, I have done enough moving for myself that I have come to appreciate the idea of place.

Summer Drives of a Lifetime

Are We There Yet?

By KA Scott • July 21, 2016

Sunshine and longer days, and my mind wanders out to the open road. Every summer I plan a phantom route and mode of transportation. Right now I'm pretty keen on taking a VW Vanagon down the 101. Redwoods, North Beach, The Giant Dipper, Big Sur…fish tacos and saltwater taffy.

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