Stone Country is an independent publisher based in Scotland.

We publish books & guides on leisure, landscape, philosophy, and nature.

To submit a proposal for a book, please visit our publishing site and blog at Stone Country Press >>>

Some of our recent books can be purchased through the links below.

Essential Fontainebleau 2nd edition                              

November 2014, Stone Country Guidebooks

This guide introduces the climber to the magical bouldering in the forest of Fontainebleau. This new edition has been expanded and improved to help the first-time visitor to navigate the classic venues. It also provides advice, guidance and keys to the boulder problems, and the ethics and techniques required to become a devotee of the world's finest collection of stones - a first step on the path to becoming a 'Bleausard'. The style of the guidebook is very clear which allows ease of use and quick choice of problem or circuit. It is the most affordable of all the Font guidebooks. Buy here >>>

Boulder Scotland                        

January 2017, Stone Country Guidebooks

This third edition of the original Stone Country guide to bouldering in Scotland updates the vast geologies available to the travelling boulderer. It is a dedicated and closely edited gazetteer which showcases the newest as well as the classic venues, featuring the top problems. It is the only geographically comprehensive guide to Scottish bouldering which has now been revised with updated topos and maps, and dozens of new venues added. This is an essential piece of bouldering kit for any climber visiting Scotland.Edited by John Watson who has been bouldering and exploring Scottish stones for over 20 years. Buy here >>>

The Boulder: A Philosophy for Bouldering                        

By Francis Sanzaro

An enlightening book, this is an inspired collection of thoughts on the practice of bouldering, bringing it into conversation with arts and sports as varied as architecture, dance, skateboarding, painting, parkour, martial arts and gymnastics. Reading it will enrich your climbing and encourage you to appreciate the natural physicality and artful play of bouldering. Francis Sanzaro, a boulderer and academic, shows how the pursuit of bouldering is a philosophy which can be improved and strengthened just like a muscle, benefiting both body and soul. Explores the philosophy of bouldering and give boulderers a unique voice of their own - accessible and inspiring writing from a real philosopher. Buy here >>>

Rathlin: Nature and Folklore                      

By Philip Watson

Rathlin is Northern Ireland's only permanently inhabited offshore island, sitting like a stepping stone in the narrow and turbulent Sea of Moyle between Ireland and Scotland, straddling cultures, habitats and peoples. It is a busy, vibrant and beautiful place with a resident population of around 100 islanders who look to the future with confidence but can also hark back to a past of massacres, famine and emigration. Peopled for about 7000 years, the island's rich natural resources on land and in the sea supported a population that rose as high as 1200 souls in the 1780s. Today, Rathlin's landscape and nature and the islanders' stories reveal rocks and wildlife with global connections and a culture linked to Ireland, Scotland and the natural world. This is the first combined guide to Rathlin’s natural and social histories. Buy here >>>

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