In Phoenix, At Central Avenue and Encanto, you'll find one of the last surviving bookstores, The Heard Museum Bookstore. We specialize in books by and about Native Americans, and about Arizona travel, geology, and history. We have also have children's books and cookbooks. People often ask me which books are my favorites, so here are my (current) top ten.
EM'S FAVES (In No Particular Order):
Grand Canyon: Vault Of Heaven, by the Grand Canyon Association
Magnificent photographs and a very informative text, at a bargain price!
Grand Canyon's Long-Eared Taxi, by Karen L. Taylor
Find out why mules are the only animals that can ferry people into the Great Unknown.
Roadside Geology Of Arizona, by Halka Chronic
Learn more about the Geology Capital of the World – from your car!
Gem Trails Of Arizona, by James R. Mitchell
Catch gem fever and go looking for not-so-buried treasure.
Talking Mysteries, by Tony Hillerman and Ernie Bulow
Read what Hillerman and Bulow have to say about their lives and about writing.
The Arizona Cookbook, by Al Fischer & Mildred Fischer
Authentic Indian, Western, and campfire recipes
Forest Cats, by Jerry Kobalenko (photographs by Thomas Kitchin & Victoria Hurst)
An informative text with breath-taking photographs
Frequently Asked Questions About The Saguaro, by Janice Emily Bowers
Find out why the saguaro is truly the movie star of the desert.
Sheep In A Jeep, by Nancy Shaw & Margot Apple
A wild and wooly expedition!
Brighty Of The Grand Canyon, by Marguerite Henry
The adventures of a beloved burro, with delightful illustrations