Bibliography: Books, Fine Press, Audio Recordings
Three books by BL are available as digital downloads from HighBridge Audio. Each is read by the author. Two are collections of short stories, Field Notes and Light Action in the Caribbean. Essays in Crossing Open Ground include ones describing BL's home in the towering Douglas fir forests of western Oregon, his search for a stone horse intaglio built on the floor of the Mohave Desert prior to white contact, and snow geese wintering at the Klamath Basin's Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge.
Outside, with engravings by Barry Moser, Trinity University Press 2014. [This trade edition, designed by Moser, is based on the fine press limited edition published by Nawakum Press 2013. Both editions include six stories by BL, two each from Desert Notes, River Notes and Field Notes; an Afterword by BL; Moser's artwork; and an Introduction by James Perrin Warren.]
Resistance, with monotypes by Alan Magee. Knopf 2004, Vintage 2005.
Vintage Lopez, Vintage 2004. Original paperback.
Light Action in the Caribbean, Knopf 2000, Vintage 2001.
About This Life, Knopf 1998, Vintage 1999.
Apologia, with woodblock illustrations by Robin Eschner, University of Georgia Press 1998. [Based on the fine press limited edition published by lone goose press 1997. Both editions include Eschner's artwork and the text of the essay "Apologia," from Crossing Open Ground.] Published only in hardback.
Lessons from the Wolverine, a short story from Field Notes, with illustrations by Tom Pohrt, University of Georgia Press 1997. Published only in hardback.
Field Notes, Knopf 1994, Vintage 2004.
The Rediscovery of North America, University Press of Kentucky 1990, Vintage 1992.
Crow and Weasel, with illustrations by Tom Pohrt, North Point Press 1990, Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1998. Stage play, Crow & Weasel, by Jim Leonard, Jr., with Barry Lopez, Samuel French 1996.
Crossing Open Ground, Charles Scribner's Sons 1988, Vintage 1989.
Arctic Dreams, Charles Scribner's Sons 1986, Vintage 2001. (Earlier softcover editions also exist.)
Winter Count, Charles Scribner's Sons 1981, Vintage 2001. (Earlier softcover editions also exist.)
River Notes, Andrews and McMeel 1979, Avon 1980. (After 1990 appears in a combined volume entitled Desert Notes/River Notes, Avon 1990.)
Of Wolves and Men, Charles Scribner's Sons 1978, Scribner Library 1979. (Twenty-fifth anniversary edition, with Afterword and additional bibliographic notes by BL, published simultaneously in hardcover and softcover editions, Scribner 2004.)
Giving Birth to Thunder, Andrews and McMeel 1978, Avon 1981.
Desert Notes, Sheed, Andrews & McMeel 1976, Avon 1981. (After 1990, appears in a combined volume entitled Desert Notes/River Notes, Avon 1990.)
Books Edited by BL
Gates of Reconciliation: Literature and the Ethical Imagination, with Frank Stewart. University of Hawai'i Press 2008.
Maps of Reconciliation: Literature and the Ethical Imagination, with Frank Stewart. University of Hawai'i Press 2007.
The Future of Nature: Writing on a Human Ecology from Orion, selected and introduced by Barry Lopez. Milkweed Editions 2007.
Home Ground: Language for an American Landscape, edited by Barry Lopez and Debra Gwartney. With an Introduction by Barry Lopez and black-and-white illustrations by Molly O'Halloran, Trinity University Press 2006.
Fine Press Editions,
Chapbooks & Broadsides
Available at the Press
To verify the availability of fine press editions, please contact the appropriate press: Red Dragonfly Press, Pacific Editions, lone goose press, Jubilation Press, Nawakum Press, or Knight Library Press (via lone goose press).
Six Thousand Lessons. Fine press limited edition slipcased broadside. A short essay about travel which originally appeared in Kyoto Journal. Designed by Sandy Tilcock and published in November 2015 at her lone goose press in Eugene, Oregon. Printed on a Vandercook 219 Proof Press on Canal Grey paper from Papeterie Saint-Armand of Montreal. 6"w x 9"h. This signed, numbered edition of 65 was created as a gift for major contributors to the Barry Lopez Visiting Writer in Ethics and Community Fellowship in Hawai'i. A limited number of copies are still available to major contributors to the Fellowship.
For further information, write Zoë Livelybrooks at:
Blue River, OR 97413
Outside. Limited edition book, in slipcased and deluxe boxed editions. Book includes an introductory essay about Lopez's fiction by James Perrin Warren of Washington & Lee University; two stories from Desert Notes, two stories from River Notes, and two stories from Field Notes; and an Afterword by Lopez. Eleven engraved illustrations by Barry Moser, who also designed the book. The boxed edition, which includes prints of all eleven engravings, is sold out at the press. Nawakum Press, Santa Rosa, California, 2013. Edition of 50, signed and numbered. 12"h x 9"w.
Barry Lopez . Broadside designed by Susan Rouzie. Paragraph from "Introduction" in River Notes: The Dance of Herons that begins, "I will tell you something...." Printed by Cathy DeForest at Jubilation Press, Ashland, Oregon, April 2012, to commemorate the author's appearance at the Chautaqua Poets & Writers gathering. Edition of 120, signed and numbered. 10.125"h x 7.94"w.
¡Nunca Más! Limited edition chapbook, an essay that originally appeared in French in Libération as "Une phrase de Primo Levi." Red Dragonfly Press, Northfield, Minnesota, 2007. Wood engraving, "Gate of Death," by Carol Inderieden. Edition of 350 copies; ninety numbered and signed. 8.5"h x 5.5"w. Designed, printed offset, and sewn by Scott King.
The Mappist. Slipcased artist's book by Charles Hobson. Short story from Light Action in the Caribbean. Pacific Editions, San Francisco, California, 2005. Edition of 48, signed and numbered. Concertina-bound in board covers, letterpress printed. Digital pigment prints on transparent film. Assembled using original USGS maps, slipcase wrapped with a 1911 map of Bogotá. 11"h x 10"w.
[Untitled, 2005]. Broadside. Paragraph from "Apocalypse" in Resistance that begins, "We regard ourselves as servants of memory." lone goose press, Eugene, Oregon, September 2005. Edition of 100, signed and numbered.
Pulling Wire. Limited edition book, hard and soft covers. Short story from Iron Horse magazine. Red Dragonfly Press, Northfield, Minnesota, 2004. Edition of 36, signed, in hard covers, 10.5"h x 6.6"w. Edition of 225, unsigned, in soft covers, 9.25"h x 5.9"w.
The Letters of Heaven. Limited edition book, hard covers only. Short story from Light Action in the Caribbean, with hand-colored etchings by Robin Eschner. Knight Library Press, Eugene, Oregon, 2000. Edition of 125, signed and numbered. Boxed.
Apologia . Artist's book by Robin Eschner. Essay from About This Life. lone goose press, Eugene, Oregon, 1997. Edition of 50, signed and numbered. Boxed. 24 pages.
Sold out at the Press
but occasionally available through dealers
The Trail . Broadside. Very short story (350 words) which originally appeared in Orion January/February 2010. Fameorshame Press, Mobile, Alabama, 2011. Printed on mould-made Rives BFK paper with an obsidian stone attachment. Edition of 35, signed, 11"x14". Sold out at the press.
The Near Woods . Signatures of this uncollected essay published by Tangram Press (see below) bound in boards by Charles Hobson with the assistance of Alice Shaw, and covered with a reproduction of "Dosino del Rancho San Miguelito," a drawing, circa 1841, used to establish land grants in California. Edition of 26 signed and lettered, published by Pacific Editions, San Francisco, California, 2006, with a hand-colored digital pigment print by Charles Hobson. Sold out at the press.
The Near Woods . Chapbook. Uncollected essay from Seneca Review. Tangram Press, Berkeley, California, 2005. Edition of 165. Sold out at the Press.
Barry Lopez [2005a]. Keepsake chapbook. Paragraph from "Apocalypse" in Resistance. lone goose press, Eugene, Oregon, 2005. Edition of 150, signed. No longer available at the Press. [For a similar item, see "Untitled, 2005" above, under "Available at the Press."]
Barry Lopez [2005b]. Keepsake broadside. Paragraph from "A Voice" in About This Life. The Press at Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 2005. Edition of 100. No longer available at the Press.
[Untitled, 2004a]. Broadside. Badger's storytelling quote from Crow and Weasel that begins, "I would ask you to remember...." lone goose press, Eugene, Oregon, 2004. Edition of 100, signed.
[Untitled, 2004b]. Keepsake broadside. Paragraph from "Apocalypse" in Resistance. Stern & Faye, Cedro Woolly, Washington 2004. Edition of 100, signed and numbered. No longer available at the Press.[For a similar item, see "Untitled, 2005" above, under "Available at the Press."]
Barry Lopez . Keepsake broadside. Quote from The Rediscovery of North America. Printed for a reading at the University of Minnesota by Red Dragonfly Press, Northfield, Minnesota, 2002. Size of edition unknown. No longer available from the university.
Anotaciones . Artist's book by Charles Hobson. Text from "Ruben Mendoza Vega..." in Light Action in the Caribbean. Pacific Editions, San Francisco, California. Edition of 30. Sold out at the Press.
Looking in a Deeper Lair . Limited edition book, hard and soft covers. Eulogy for Wallace Stegner, with an intaglio print by Suellen Larkin. lone goose press, Eugene, Oregon. Edition of 150 softcover copies, signed and numbered, and 26 hardcover copies, signed and lettered. 24 pages. Both bindings sold out at the Press.
[Untitled, 1993]. Keepsake broadside. Quote from "Informed by Indifference" in About This Life. 1993. No further information.
Occupancy . Folded broadside (Morning Star Portfolio, vol. 3, no. 4). Hand-drawn map of BL's property, handwritten notes and text, all by the author, with three photographs by Kate Joost. Morning Star Press, Edinburgh, Scotland. Edition of 300. Sold out at the Press.
[Untitled, 1992]. Artist's broadside by Clair Van Vliet. Quote from Arctic Dreams. Janus Press, West Burke, Vermont, 1992. Edition of 90 signed copies. Sold out at the Press.
Children in the Woods . Artist's book by Margaret Prentice. Essay from Crossing Open Ground, woodcut illustrations and handmade papers by Margaret Prentice. lone goose press, Eugene, Oregon. Edition of 75, signed and numbered. 24 pages. Sold out at the Press.
[Untitled, 1991a]. Broadside. Quote from Arctic Dreams. 1991. No further information.
[Untitled, 1991b]. Artist's poster by Elizabeth Gallery. Quote from "Searching for Ancestors" in Crossing Open Ground. Elizabeth Gallery, Santa Barbara, California, 1991. Edition of 23. Sold out at the artist's studio.
[Untitled, 1991c]. Small keepsake broadside. Badger's storytelling quote from Crow and Weasel. Okeanos Press, Oakland, California. Edition of 90. No longer available at the Press.
[Untitled, 1990a]. Keepsake broadside. Paragraph from "The Passing Wisdom of Birds" in Crossing Open Ground. Okeanos Press, Oakland, California, 1990. Edition of 250. No longer available at the Press.
[Untitled, 1990b]. Keepsake broadside. Badger's storytelling quote from Crow and Weasel. Hungry Mind Book Store, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1990. Edition of 100, signed and numbered. No longer available at the store.
Coyote Love . Limited edition book. Three Trickster stories from Giving Birth to Thunder, adapted by the author for this edition, with illustrations by Gary Buch and hand illuminated by Allen Wong. Coyote Love Press, Portland, Maine. 32 pages. Sold out at the Press.
Portfolio . Loose collection of 12 authors' broadsides. Includes "A Short Manifesto" by Barry Lopez, written for the collection. Other authors include Margaret Atwood, William Stafford, Mark Strand, and Charles Wright. Copper Canyon Press, Port Townsend, Washington. Edition of 100. Sold out at the Press.
Desert Reservation. Chapbook. Poem. Copper Canyon Press, Port Townsend, Washington, 1980. Edition of 300 plus 26 signed and lettered. 12 pages. Sold out at the Press.
A complete bibliography (1966-2013) of Barry Lopez's essays, articles, short stories, book reviews, and forewords, introductions and afterwords for books, compiled and annotated by Diane Warner, is included in William Tydeman's Conversations with Barry Lopez: Walking the Path of Imagination. For subsequent entries, please contact Zoë Livelybrooks at:
PO Box 389
Blue River, OR 97413
(read by the author)
Light Action in the Caribbean, HighBridge Audio 2000
Field Notes, HighBridge Audio 2000
Crossing Open Ground, HighBridge Audio 2000
About This Life, Dove Audio 1998
Crow and Weasel, Random House Audio 1991
Barry Lopez Reads, American Audio Prose Library 1985
River Notes, collaboration with cellist David Darling, Wind Over the Earth 1981, remastered 2004
Updated 19 February 2016
Contents © 1966 to current, by
Barry Holstun Lopez. All Rights Reserved.