Appalachian Mountain Club | 2016–2019
As AMC’s former editorial director and obsessive top editor, I’m so proud of these books—true testaments to the authors and our AMC team. Highlights: authentic people of color (i.e. not stock photos) on covers, lightyears-level-upgrades to reader-friendliness and usability in legacy titles, new voices, expert skill knowledge, dedicated reporting, granular editing, and a National Outdoor Book Award. Below represents a smattering of the 20-some-odd books I saw from acquisition to pure outdoor joy, available in AMC’s online store.