Holiday Reading, Holiday Shopping and Holiday Hours

Happy Holidays!

Here is your reminder that the last day for bookmail is December 22, 2011. The American Mountaineering Center and the American Alpine Club Library will be closed from December 23, 2011 through January 2, 2012.

Need some ideas for escapist reading? Try some mountain-related fiction!

If you are hunting for some last minute gifts, we’ve got some ideas!

A gift AAC membership!



A beautiful new book by Sandy Hill (sales of which benefit the library).


Mountain celebrates every dimension of the beauty, wonder, and spectacle of the heights, and is a unique and spectacular tribute to the mountains of the world. With more than 300 oversized pages of photographs by: Ansel Adams, Barry Corbet, Arnold Fanch, Laura Gilpin, Edmunch Hillary, Eadweard, Muybridge, Gerhard Richter, Royal Robbins, Galen Rowell, Vittorio Sella, John Scurlock, Frank Smyth, Bradford Washburn—including never-before-seen photographs and essays from AAC Members Ellen Lapham, Phil Powers, Jack Tackle, and more.

Pre-order your copy of Mountain today and support the American Alpine Club Library.

Regular Copy: $85.00 plus $15.00 shipping

Limited edition copies signed by Sandy Hill and Jack Tackle, enclosed in a custom handmade cloth slip case, are only available through The American Alpine Club for $130.00 plus $15.00 shipping.

Holiday Mystery Book Gift Box

Everyone likes surprises right? Well, surprise a climber in your life with an AAC Library Holiday Mystery Book Gift Box!

We have thousands of collectible books on our shelves—ranging from $5-$300 in value—and we’d like you to have some of them! Buy a Gift Box and you’ll get twenty randomly selected books from our storeroom. Topics include mountaineering and climbing all over the world, with publication dates mostly from 19th and 20th century.

Each purchase helps support climbers, the AAC Library, and the climbing community.

Member Price: $499.96


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