Rachel S. Gross at West Side Books

Join us on Monday, April 29th at 5PM outside on the West Side Books patio. Rachel S. Gross will read from her new book "Shopping All The Way To The Woods." She will sign books after the reading.

“Who would have imagined that a 150-year history of recreational clothing from buckskins to Gore-Tex could offer so many unexpected insights—and so much sly humor—about the American past? Rachel Gross’s Shopping All the Way to the Woods will delight anyone who loves the great outdoors . . . or who dreams of far-flung travels while perusing equipment catalogs and sporting-goods stores.”       —William Cronon, author of Nature’s Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West

Rachel S. Gross is an historian of the outdoor gear and apparel industry and an outdoor enthusiast. She is assistant professor at the University of Colorado Denver, a history tour guide, and a curator of museum exhibits. She lives in Denver, CO.

Event date: 
Monday, April 29, 2024 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
West Side Books
3434 West 32nd Ave
Denver, CO 80211
Shopping All the Way to the Woods: How the Outdoor Industry Sold Nature to America By Rachel S. Gross Cover Image
ISBN: 9780300270082
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Yale University Press - March 26th, 2024

A fascinating history of the profitable paradox of the American outdoor experience: visiting nature first requires shopping
No escape to nature is complete without a trip to an outdoor recreational store or a browse through online offerings.