Effective October 1, Mountaineers Books will handle fulfillment for Green Trails Maps, the backcountry map maker and publisher. Green Trails Maps's more than 150 map titles will be available through all of Mountaineers Books' many marketing and sales channels and will continue to be available at more than 550 outdoor retailers in the West as well as online.
Alan Coburn, president and CEO of Green Trails Maps, and Gail Coburn, v-p for corporate strategy of Green Trails Maps, said: "As we approached retirement, we were looking for a robust partner with corporate values similar to ours to continue the stewardship [we] undertook over 25 years ago when we bought the company from founder, Walter Locke. Mountaineers Books' 60-year track record of growth for books is the logical place to hand over ongoing stewardship of the Green Trails 150-plus titles and brand. Bringing map and book publishers together makes a lot of sense, and we've been fans of Mountaineers and Mountaineers Books since coming to the Pacific Northwest in the early '70s."
Helen Cherullo, publisher of Mountaineers Books, said: "With our guidebooks and Green Trails Maps, we look forward to motivating more outdoor enthusiasts to get out on the trails--for adventure, as well as inspiring the next generation of stewards of our public lands."