Books

Time to cozy up with a good book. Explore our titles to find your next great read. We offer a wide variety of field guides, inspiration for outdoor adventure, and nature stories to delight young and old. Many other titles are available in the shop! If you don’t see it here, please be sure to ask. We are happy to check our inventory for that special book.

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The Tillamook

A Tillamook State Forest essential. This illuminating and engaging book explores the unique history and management decisions that led to the human-created, managed forest we enjoy today. Insights from forest managers, scientists and conservationists tell a story of balance unique to this forest. $19.95

Tillamook Burn Country

A fantastic reprint of the classic pictorial history. Author Ellis Lucia brings the Tillamook Burn to life. New photos and text added in 2007 bring the story up to date. Softcover, 319 pages. SALE! $15.00
(regularly $20.00)

Tillamook Burn: Rehabilitation and Reforestation

Published by the Oregon Department of Forestry, this book provides a comprehensive account of the rehabilitation and reforestation of the Tillamook State Forest. $10.00

Legacy of Fire DVD

Featured in the Tillamook Burn Theater at the center, this film shares the story of one of Oregon's worst natural disasters and the forest that grew from its ashes. Widescreen format, runs approx. 15 minutes. $15.00

Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast

This user-friendly field guide covers nearly 800 different species of plants found along the northwest coast. Illustrations and photographs identify trees, shrubs, wildflowers, grasses and more. This book is the go-to guide and is frequently the first off the shelf to answer questions. $24.95

Trees to Know in Oregon

A full-color field guide to tree identification in Oregon. Contains keys to identifying common conifer and broadleaf trees and discusses ornamental, shade, and fruit trees as well. $18.00

All That the Rain Promises

Written by American mycologist and author, David Aurora, this book is a fantastic companion for any mushroom hunt. This hip-pocket guide is chock full of color photos, species descriptions, and simple checklists of features that help identify over 200 edible and poisonous mushrooms in the western US. $17.95

Quick Guides

These pocket-sized quick guides are your way to easily identify birds and wildflowers of the Northwest. $9.95

Trees and Shrubs of the PNW

This comprehensive, must-have guide is for hikers, nature lovers, plant geeks, and anyone who wants to know more about the many plants of the Pacific Northwest. $27.95

Natural History of the PNW Mountains

This book includes details about and identification tips for the flora, fauna, and geology of the region. If you are looking for a simple way to discover the great outdoors, this is the perfect overview of the Pacific Northwest. $27.95

Wildflowers of the PNW

A comprehensive field guide for anyone wishing to learn about the amazingly diverse wildflowers of the region. $27.95

Wildlife of the PNW

It's possible to safely see fascinating wildlife—if you know what to look for and where and, if you understand what you see. This book makes it easier than ever with illustrated descriptions for more than 180 mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates. $27.95

Mushrooms of the PNW

A beautifully illustrated field guide to 460 of the region's most common mushrooms. Also includes a general discussion and definition of fungi, information on where to find mushrooms and guidelines on collecting them, an overview of fungus ecology, and a discussion on how to avoid mushroom poisoning. $27.95

Field Guide to Edible Mushrooms

A waterproof pocket-sized guide with full-color photographs of mushrooms from the Pacific Northwest. Easy to use and light to carry, this compact text is a must-have for all mushroom lovers who delight in searching for the next macrofungi bonanza. $7.95

Edible Wild Plants

This pictorial guide to edible plants transports the reader into a world of new food possibilities. It is a genuinely useful new tool for the modern day forager, gardener, and food preparer. $24.95

Gather: A Foraging Journal

With this beautiful, must-have journal for foragers and nature lovers, you can write notes, record where you found specific plants on fillable maps, and document harvest times on the blank calendar pages. $18.95

Rockhounding Oregon

This book provides details on the best rouckhounding sites in Oregon along with tips to conduct your search - a must-have for anyone interested in collecting their own minerals, gems, and fossils in the region. $19.95

Animal Tracks of Washington & Oregon

Each animal is captured in accurate black-and-white illustrations, including pattern and print comparisons. A perfect guide for teachers, parents, hikers and urban adventurers. $9.95

Observer's Notebooks

These gorgeous notebooks include blank pages, illustrations, and useful information for tracking your observations. Makes a great gift! $18.95

Night Sky

Few activities are more peaceful and inspiring than stargazing, and this field guide is the perfect aid. Constellations are organized by season, and each entry features the mythology, facts and simple instructions for locating the constellation in the night sky. Also comes with a red-light flashlight for night reading. $18.95

It Happened in Oregon

From a volcanic eruption that created the deepest lake in North America to a freighter wreck that took nine years to clean up, this book looks at intriguing people and episodes from the history of the state of Oregon. $16.95

Keeping Memories Alive

Longtime Tillamook Forest Center volunteer, Jim Reeher, provides a first-person account about life in a slower, gentler time before social media and smart phones and a fast-paced world. $19.95

First Oregonians

This book provides a comprehensive view of Oregon's native peoples from the past to the present. First Oregonians is the definitive volume for all interested in the fascinating story of Oregon's first peoples. $22.95

The Kalapuyans

Published in cooperation with the Mission Mill Museum Association and the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, learn more about the Kalapuyans of the Willamette Valley. $12.95

Big Burn

Big Burn tells the epic story of the largest forest fire in America, paints a moving portrait of the people who lived it, and offers a critical cautionary tale for our time. $15.95

Fire on the Wind

A poignant coming-of-age story set against the apocalyptic backdrop of the historic Tillamook Burn. $13.95

Timber, Glory Days of Logging, & This Was Logging

Journey into the past and discover the often forgotten men and methods of logging history in the Northwest with one of these books by author Ralph W. Andrews. $14.95 (Timber & This Was Logging)
$15.95 (Glory Days of Logging)

Steam Whistles Sawdust and Salt Air DVD

In this rare opportunity to see it as it actually happened in the late 1920s, you can watch the topping of tall spar trees, steam donkeys moving themselves to the next setting, and Shay locomotives working their trainloads of logs down grade across high trestles. $19.95

100 Hikes & Travel Guide: Oregon Coast & Coast Range

To help you explore both the civilized and the wild parts of Oregon's spectacular shore, this book blends two kinds of guides - a detailed Travel Guide for touring by car and a complete Trail Guide for planning adventures on foot. $18.95

25 Hikes & 25 Family Adventures on Oregon's Tillamook Coast

Two pocket guides with information on hikes and adventures for the whole family in the Tillamook Coast region including trips into the Tillamook State Forest $9.95

50 Hikes with Kids: Oregon & Washington

Handcrafted for Northwest caregivers that want to spark a love of nature, this book highlights the most kid-friendly hikes in Oregon and Washington. $19.95

Best Hikes with Kids: Oregon

Best Hikes with Kids: Oregon gets kids excited about the outdoors early, and creates in them a passion that lasts a lifetime. $21.95

I Love Dirt!

This book presents 52 open-ended activities to help you engage your child in the outdoors. No matter what your location, each activity is meant to promote exploration, stimulate imagination, and heighten a child’s sense of wonder. $16.00

Nature Play at Home

This book gives you the tools you need to make outdoor adventures possible in your own backyard with hundreds of inspiring ideas and illustrated, step-by-step projects. $24.95

Let's Go Dutch

Whether you are camping in the great outdoors or in your backyard, when it comes to meal planning, cooking in a Dutch oven offers a world of options beyond tin foil dinners. So fire up the coals and let’s go Dutch! $16.95

The Campout Cookbook

This beautiful book includes inspired recipes for cooking around the fire and under the stars. Makes a great gift! $19.95

Native Berries & ABC Native Plants Coloring Books

Color the beautiful illustrations of PNW native plants and berries created by artist, Dorota Haber-Lehigh, and learn more about each plant along the way. $19.95

Art of Botanical Drawing

Practical and beautiful, this book includes 150 charming color illustrations and the hands-on approach is accessible to even the most inexperienced budding artist. $19.95

Pacific Northwest Nature & Color the PNW

Both coloring books featuring scenes of Pacific Northwest nature, inspire mindful observation and a calming appreciation of our natural world. $12.95

Laws Guide to Nature Drawing & Drawing Birds

John Muir Laws, a naturalist, educator, and artist, provides how-to guides on keeping a nature journal and drawing birds. $35.00 (Nature Drawing & Journaling)
$24.95 (Drawing Birds)

Colors of the Pacific Northwest

There is a fantastic world of colors, wildlife, and vegetation to be discovered, and this book is perfect for the little citizens of the Pacific Northwest and beyond! $8.95

In My Forest

Turn the colorful die-cut pages of this irresistible board book to discover just what makes little deer's forest so cozy. Bright pictures, sweet reassuring messages, unique layered pages, and an adorable finger puppet combine to create interactive reading and playtime fun. $8.95

Little Owl Lost

Uh-oh! Little Owl has fallen from his nest, and his mommy is nowhere to be seen! A cast of adorable forest critters in retro, neon-bright hues will engage little readers right up to the story’s comforting conclusion. $7.95

Three Bears of the Pacific Northwest

Based on the best-selling children’s picture book, this story follows two bears on a journey to help a little blue bear find his way home in this board book adaption of Three Bears of the Pacific Northwest (also available for purchase). $9.95

My Oregon

In a delightful poetic style, travel through the four seasons in this book as one young girl reflects on what makes Oregon so special. $12.95

My Nature Exploration

Sometimes nature can be found in your backyard. Follow little Harrison who discovers that he doesn't have to travel far to gain an appreciation for nature right outside his back door. $14.95

Finding Wild

There are so many places that wild can exist, if only you know where to look! Can you find it? Two kids set off on an adventure away from their urban home to discover that wild exists not just off in some distant place, but right in their own backyard. $16.95

The Hike

A plucky and sweet adventure story about three intrepid young female explorers set out to conquer the outdoors in their local forest. Written by Portland author, Alison Farrell, the pages are filled with PNW native flora & fauna with labels for scientific learning. $17.95

Some Smug Slug

This hilarious read-aloud picture book is an alliterative adventure about a slug who must climb a slippery slope, in spite of the animals who are trying to stop him. Can you spot the "S" on each page? $7.95

Singer in the Stream

This lively book showcases the fascinating qualities of American Dippers, John Muir's favorite bird. $14.95

Sing a Season Song

The shivering cold of winter. The fresh, new signs of spring. The toe-wiggling freedom of summer. The leaf-dropping days of fall. Sing a Season Song is a poetic tribute to the characteristics of the four periods of the year. $19.95

Forest Bright Forest Night

Someone is always awake in the forest, and someone else is always asleep. Flip this book from day to night and back, and be sure to count the animals along the way! $8.95

Nature's Yucky

Nature's Yucky uses kids' natural fascination with the stinky, the gross, and the icky to help them learn more about wild animals and why critters behave as they do. $10.00

Backpack Explorer: On the Nature Trail

Jump-start curiosity with this take-along field guide for children ages 4 to 8. Filled with activities, checklists, and stickers, this interactive nature guide belongs in every kid’s backpack. $12.95

Camp Out!

Whether you're planning an overnight in the backyard or a weekend in the wilderness, this book is packed with stuff to know. It's everything you need to pick up and head for the woods. $13.95

Curious Kids Nature Guide

Filled with fun facts and 100 full-color, beautiful, and scientifically accurate illustrations, this nature guide will inspire kids to go outdoors and discover the natural wonders of the Pacific Northwest. $19.95

I Am the Rain

Water is always changing – from rain to rivers, fog to thunderheads and snowflakes to ocean waves. The lyrical verses present water in its many colors, shapes, and forms as it follows its natural cycle through the seasons. $8.95

Where Would I Be In An Evergreen Tree?

This story-in-verse explores the beauty of the Pacific Northwest through the ecosystem of an evergreen tree. The tree's life cycle is illustrated by the variety of plants and animals it supports. $10.95

Where Do I Sleep?

This beautifully illustrated lullaby book features shimmering salmon fry, a long-legged baby moose, feathery eaglets, and fifteen other Northwest animals bedding down for the night (or day!). $10.95

Seabird in the Forest

In this exquisitely illustrated book that won the Science Books ∧ Films Prize for Excellence in Science Books, Joan Dunning presents the amazing story of the marbled murrelet based on dramatic facts uncovered in the last few decades. $17.95