The New Adventure Canon

Everything (really, everything) you need to read, listen to, and watch to be a better outdoorsperson

The 54 Books of the New Adventure Library

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The Ultimate Bookshelf

Every single best-of book list in the past 40 years

Books Every Explorer Needs to Read
Jan 1, 2003

Books Every Explorer Needs to Read

Occupy your off-season with the successes, failures, and bemusements of fellow adventurers. Plus: author picks and ten underappreciated books.
The Ultimate Winter Adventure Library
Feb 17, 2016

The Ultimate Winter Adventure Library

Stock your physical and digital library with these must-read and must-see works that capture the fun, danger, and beauty of the cold.
The Outside Canon
May 2, 2004

The Outside Canon

Our biggest library of essentials, with classic tales of adventure, poetry, and how-to bibles
The Rippers' Library

Essentials for teens and kids

15 Classic Books for Young Adventurers
Oct 17, 2016

15 Classic Books for Young Adventurers

From dog-eared classics to under-the-radar picks, this is our list of 15 books that will awaken the adolescent Outsider.
The Best Books for Teens
Sep 18, 2013

The Best Books for Teens

Books, far more than movies or television or video games, impose a very useful obligation on the reader: the joy of exercising your imagination. These are our top classic tales for formative years.
Explore the Canon

Get to know our newest picks with exclusive excerpts

The Curious Case of the Fly-Fishing Feather Thief
Apr 19, 2018

The Curious Case of the Fly-Fishing Feather Thief

In an excerpt from Kirk Wallace Johnson's new book 'The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century,' Edwin Rist, a 20-year-old champion flytier, pulls off a very strange burglary at the British Museum of Natural History.
Running Through the Fear
Mar 11, 2019

Running Through the Fear

In the wake of a bizarre physical attack and the death of her father, Katie Arnold felt paralyzed by the anxieties of parenthood and being a woman alone in the wilderness. She got through it the same way she’d always done, by lacing up and hitting the trail. An exclusive excerpt from her new memoir, Running Home.
Excerpt: Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube
Jun 28, 2016

Excerpt: Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube

At 18, determined to carve out a life as a "tough girl," Blair Braverman moved to Norway to learn dogsledding at an Arctic folk school, chasing fear and finding home in the great white North.
Best of Film

Old and new classics

The Outside Documentary Canon
Aug 26, 2010

The Outside Documentary Canon

Presenting 25 of the best adventure, investigative, and nature documentaries ever. Plus: the best of a new generation of action films.
Pro Picks

Athletes and experts share their recommendations

4 Adventurers on Their All-Time Favorite Books
Mar 28, 2018

4 Adventurers on Their All-Time Favorite Books

We asked our favorite athletes and explorers what books have stuck with them. Then we dug up some new picks that hit the same notes of adventure and awe.
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