Mendenhall Glacier Bookstore

Discover great natural history information and your favorite local artists and authors. Plus, join us Fall, Winter, and Spring for natural history walks, book signings, and community events.

Best of all, every purchase supports and sustains Discovery Southeast programs for Southeast Alaska children!

Care to volunteer occasionally?  Please  sign up here to volunteer.  Once a month, once a week, what ever is right for you. You can help sell books, gifts, and passes, or work behind the scenes.  We’d love your help.


The Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center and the bookstore are open 7 days a week, 8:00am to 7:30pm.

Mendenhall Glacier Bookstore

 Our Publications

Available for purchase online.

Streamwalker's Companion

The Streamwalker’s Companion


This is an overview of streamwalking in Southeast Alaska intended for anyone who wants to put on a pair of boots and study the myriad lifeforms in our streams. You’ll find some biology here, and some chemistry, and some hydrology.  Streams are incredibly complex systems; this book helps a budding naturalist take a first leap into the water.




Our laminated tri-fold guide to Streamwalking is the guide you’ll want in your pocket when you’re bushwacking in the Tongass.  It covers a variety of common plants and animals of Southeast Alaskan streams and ponds.  Top your waders all you want, it can take a dunk.

Reading Southeast Alaska's Landscape

Reading Southeast Alaska’s Landscape


This book tells the constantly evolving story of geology in our region.  It tracks how bedrock forms, how glaciers wax and wane, and how rivers and the sea shape our land.  While the book offers a general introduction to bedrock and surficial geology, it also focuses in on regional geologic highlights.  It is a must-have for nature enthusiasts in Southeast.



Natural History of Juneau

Natural History of Juneau Trails: A Watershed Approach


If you or someone on your gift list enjoys Juneau’s outdoors, this book is for you.  It is packed with information for the hiker, hunter, or any student of the outdoors.  Richard’s insightful text, full color maps, and dozens of recent and historic photographs explain the landforms, water features, and natural environments Juneau residents navigate every day.  Dive in for a whole new understanding of the areas you love to explore, with one of Southeast Alaska’s foremost naturalists.


Intertidal Animals of Southeast Alaska


This laminated Discovery Guide helps you identify some commonly seen animals of Southeast Alaska’s rocky intertidal inside waters. It features an insightful layout, by tidepool depth.  And it’s laminated in case the tide rises too fast.  Go out and explore the tidepools!


Common Tracks Guide

Tracking has been a core activity in Discovery programs for years.  This pocket guide provides tracking tips for common mammals and birds of Southeast, helping students, teachers, and budding naturalists read the signs of non-human inhabitants in the landscape.


Browse the entire booklet in the “Description” field below, or download here (2.3MB): PDF_Download
You can purchase a physical copy, or make a donation below.

flowerguide 2016-04-04 [5.5]

Common Flowers of Southeast Alaska


Our laminated tri-fold pocket guide on Flowers gives you information to identify common Southeast Alaskan flowers, and can handle a rainstorm…like July.


Common Birds of Southeast Alaska


Grab a pair of binoculars and head outside with this pocket Discovery Guide. With hand drawn illustrations, this guide clearly identifies most of the birds you’re apt to see in Southeast, from the belted kingfisher to the marbled murrelet.  And it’s laminated, in the off chance it rains.

 Cool Stuff


Think Outside Stickers


There’s not even a box on this sticker, since it’s round.  Slap it on your water bottle and hit the trail!

Bandana out the roadBandana out the road

Topo Map Bandana


What better way to figure out where you’re heading than to wear a map?   Choose from Downtown & Douglas or Valley & Out the Road.

Tracks T-shirts

Tracks T-shirt


Show your Discovery Southeast pride with our Tracks T-Shirt!

Mens/Unisex and Womens shirts are American Apparel 100% Cotton.  Womens run small.

Gift Memberships

With one purchase, you’re giving twice. Win-win!

Please choose the level you'd like to give:

Discovery Southeast Membership

From: $50.00


Category: SKU: N/A

Your recipient will receive a mailed card notifying him or her of your generous gift.  Thank you for supporting Juneau kids through your gift giving!