With over 600 new books published each year, Globe Pequot Press (GPP) is the largest publisher of regional travel in the United States. Their imprints include the Footprint Guides, The Lyons Press, FalconGuides®, and the Insiders’ Guides®.
GPP has partnered with Trekaroo to provide their Fun with the Family™ series to parents through the Web for the first time. The Fun with the Family series is an opinionated, personal, easy-to-use set of state guides. Each book is packed with hundreds of great ideas for keeping kids age’s two to twelve entertained for an hour, a day, or a weekend. From historical attractions and children’s museums to wildlife habitats, festivals, and parks, each guide includes hundreds of fun—and many free—things families can see or do. Each book also provides comprehensive listings of family-friendly places to stay. Now through Trekaroo, parents can get all this great information for free online.
"Bound to lead you and your kids to fun-filled days . . .
that help compose the memories of childhood."
—Family Travel Times
With more than 1.5 million books sold, this series has become the essential source of information about the sights and sites that both travelers and locals would want to see and experience—if only they knew where to find them. From the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales, these guides take readers down the road less traveled. Each is fully updated, with information on new hotels, attractions, and restaurants, as well as "offbeat" sidebars. Those who’ve “been there, done that” one too many times turn to us to get off the main road and venture Off the Beaten Path.
Need a day away to relax, refresh, renew? Just get in your car and go—without forking over a good chunk of your salary for gas. For local travelers looking for a new adventure in their own backyards, these guides offer hundreds of great ideas—many free of charge and most within a two-hour drive of the cities or regions covered. Packed with exciting things for locals and vacationers to do, see, and discover, these guides provide complete trip-planning information and numerous itineraries with individual route maps.
For more than twenty years, the Insider’s Guide series has remained the essential source of in-depth travel and relocation information. Written by locals and true insiders, each guide is packed with useful tips on places to stay, where to eat, the best shopping districts, fun things to do with the kids, parks and recreation, real estate, day trips, education and childcare, retirement information, local history, and much more—as well as a comprehensive index and special sections on relocation.
Footprint guides are written and designed for savvy, independent travelers looking to experience a journey off the traditional travel path. Ever since its first South American Handbook was first published back in 1924, Footprint has given travelers a refreshingly different view of corners of the world near and far—making unique, memorable experiences possible. Written by a small team of experts with firsthand local knowledge, the guides offer rich details on places and attractions simply not covered elsewhere. Packed with cultural and historical information, they encourage travel that is sensitive to local communities and traditions. Its line of thematic and lifestyle guides cover a wide range of activities, from jungle trekking to white-water rafting, surfing to bird watching.
The exquisite and original guides from France—theyíre irresistible! In a world of shiny, heavy paper and bright color photographs, Authentik offers something wholly different. From the packaging to whatís inside, Authentik guides are like no other. Theyíre packaged between brown kraft paper covers, with a bit of spot gloss and embossing; a black elastic band holds the cover closed, and a gusseted envelope conceals a small personal notebook. Ink-and-watercolor illustrations of notable sites, more than 100 per book, punctuate the text, which is essay-style and gives readers a real sense of context to the subject. Two silk ribbons help readers mark their place. In the back, the streets of the city are laid out in a clear, reader-friendly map atlas. And using the special Scan-2D code, readers with a camera-equipped cell phone with Internet service can download every address in the book.
An imprint of GPP since the spring of 2001 that is proud to publish the most distinguished list of fly-fishing books in the world, The Lyons Press has recently expanded its horizons to become as a leading, cutting-edge current events publisher, with titles from celebrated authors like Michael A. Smerconish (Murdered by Mumia), Congresswoman Diana DeGette (Sex, Science, and Stem Cells). It is also the publisher that brought readers the beloved New York Times bestseller, From Baghdad, With Love (June 2008). With a history as an independent publisher going back to 1984, The Lyons Press has offered over 500 books that appeal to a wide audience.
For nearly thirty years, FalconGuides have set the standard for outdoor recreation guidebooks. Written by top outdoors experts and enthusiasts, each guide invites readers to experience the endless adventure and beauty of the great outdoors. With titles covering the entire spectrum of outdoor activities, ranging from hiking and rock climbing to environmental preservation and wildlife identification, FalconGuides outfit your mind with the best possible information on where to go, how to get there, and what to see once you arrive.
A large part of Falcon’s continued success as the world’s leading publisher of outdoor recreation titles comes from our unwavering focus. Our books do more than lead readers from Point A to Point B; they engage the spirit of the sports lover and capture the very heart and soul of outdoor America, its fascinating history, and its incomparable beauty. Thirty years and hundreds of books, tens of thousands of maps, and countless trips into the wilderness later, a FalconGuide continues to feel as much at home on a coffee table as it does dog-eared and beaten in a backpack.
skirt! magazine began as a free monthly periodical, published by Nikki Hardin out of Charleston, South Carolina, who developed it as a creative outlet for women. Since its inception in 1994, the magazine has seen its readership skyrocket and its regional focus expand substantially. The Globe Pequot Press has partnered with skirt! magazine to create skirt! Books—GPP’s first imprint dedicated solely to publishing women’s nonfiction.
skirt! is all about women . . . their work, play, families, creativity, style, health and wealth, bodies and souls. skirt! is an attitude . . . spirited, independent, outspoken, serious, playful and irreverent, sometimes controversial, always passionate. skirt! books brings to bookstores everywhere a collection of original writing destined to soar into the hands of women across America and beyond.
GPP is proud to announce the launch of two new imprints coming in Fall 2008: GPP Life and Knack!
GPP Life gives women answers they can trust . . . expert, reassuring advice on relationships, health, parenting, and passions.
Each book in this prescriptive line offers articulate, thoughtful answers to the questions women are asking today—whether serious, practical, or simply timely. Our highly credentialed authors provide the tools we need to lead fuller, richer lives. Categories include self-help, memoirs, relationships, cooking, and inspiration.