SLEEPING BEAR BOOKS

Now Taking Orders for Delivery in Early-July

About the Book

Through a delightful collection of photographs, Picture-Perfect Sleeping Bear showcases the beauty of Sleeping Bear country, which has enchanted people for centuries. It highlights the fun-filled activities that bring people to visit here by the millions. It shows the area as it was when settlers came here to lumber and to farm. And, it explores how Sleeping Bear Dunes has been preserved and protected since the National Lakeshore was established 50 years ago.

Hundreds of pictures tell the stories. People were asked to send us their best photos and fondest memories. The overwhelming response provides visible testimony to the love that people have for this place. The result is an album of shared memories celebrating Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

How the Book Came Together
We have traveled here, sometimes for generations, and created memories of family vacations, weddings, canoe trips, campfires, and hikes. Some of us had family homes and farms that are now part of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. To preserve these memories, the Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes decided to create a history/photo book and put out a call out for photos.

With the enthusiastic support of hundreds of people who submitted their best photos of memories in the Sleeping Bear Dunes area, the Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes has created this exciting new book that celebrates our family memories of living and vacationing in the area.

A High-Quality Publication
Produced by the Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes
Hardcover laminate
128 pages
Four-color throughout
Measures 11 x 8.5 inches
Hundreds of photos and illustrations
High quality printing on 80# glossy paper stock
ISBN: 978-1-954786-30-1 (Hardcover)

Contact Us

Questions? book@friendsofsleepingbear.org

Bookstore orders? book@friendsofsleepingbear.org

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What People Are Saying about Picture-Perfect Sleeping Bear

This is the book we have been waiting for, a book that not only captures the spirit and grandeur of the Sleeping Bear Dunes but also informs us about its fascinating past. With captivating vignettes about various areas in the Park and surrounding areas accompanied by historic photos, the past comes vibrantly alive before our eyes. Memories and photos shared by families who have a history in the area provide a window to the past and illuminate why the Sleeping Bear Dunes are so special to us all. This book is the perfect keepsake of the area.

Sue Boucher, Cottage Book Shop, Glen Arbor, MI


This book perfectly captures the essence of the Sleeping Bear Dunes. I thoroughly enjoyed my
time reading this book. Leafing through the pages was like a date with a best friend.

Bob Sutherland, President, Cherry Republic
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