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Soulstice Publishing brings to life “books with soul” that inspire readers with stories of human potential realized and celebrate our unique position in the Southwest.


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Running Up the Mountain: Northern Arizona Altitude, Lumberjack Attitude, and the Building of a Distance Dynasty will give readers an intimate look at a die-hard running community and its determined pursuit of a championship goal. Read more here.

Written by standout runner/writer Matt Baxter and co-author Coach Ron Mann, this book takes readers to the very beginnings of the Northern Arizona University running program to document just how a running team at a remote university in northern Arizona build a culture of success so strong that it could win not just one NCAA Division I championship, but six (and counting).

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New and Notable:

The San Francisco Peaks and Flagstaff Through the Lens of Time, by John L. Vankat, is an eye-catching and award-winning visual essay celebrating the San Francisco Peaks and Flagstaff. Watch more than 150 years unfold in over one hundred historical photographs and drawings precisely paired with their modern-day counterparts. The book is available from Soulstice and wherever books are sold.

The San Francisco Peaks and Flagstaff Through the Lens of Time

“By coupling historic photos with eerily precise repeats, ‘Through the Lens of Time’ delivers an opportunity to see past and present side by side. More than a balm for simple curiosity, the work reveals a history invisible to the current-day Flagstaffian and offers insights for the construction of our future.”

~Sean Golightly, Arizona Daily Sun, October 30, 2022


We’ve turned some of John’s “eerily precise” photo pairings into videos on our YouTube channel. Check out our playlist!

Voices of Navajo Mothers and Daughters: Portraits of Beauty is a multiple-award-winning book that celebrates Navajo culture and is sure to inspire. In its pages, Navajo grandmothers, mothers, and daughters in twenty-one families tell their stories. Through a series of intimate, revelatory personal histories, they open up about how they have been shaped by powerful cultural and historical forces—and by their love for each other. As they do, their faces are captured in defining portraits.

“Beautiful and powerful words from wise, knowledgeable, and resilient Diné women . . . an excellent guide to preserving the Diné way of life in changing times.”

Josie Begay-James, teacher and counselor

The Independent Book Publishers Association has awarded Voices of Navajo Mothers and Daughters: Portraits of Beauty a gold Benjamin Franklin award in the Multicultural category. The New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards selected this book for the same honor. Congratulations to author Kathy Eckles Hooker, photographer David Young-Wolff, and especially to all the beautiful Navajo women who shared their lives in its pages!


Recent Offerings

Our latest releases are sure to inspire you with their tales of personal and athletic resilience:

Abdi’s World: experience the laid-back mojo that drives five-time Olympian Abdi Abdirahman to continue competing at the top of his sport at age 45.

Barbed: A Memoir: explore what happened when Julie Morrison put everything on the line to try to save her family’s northern Arizona ranch.

Catch Me If You Can: Revolutionizing My Sport, Breaking World Records, and Creating a Legacy for Tanzania. World record-setting legend Filbert Bayi, who stunned the running world with his blistering pacesetting, tells how he trained, why he developed his iconic style, and how he has lived a life shaped by his three core values: sacrifice, confidence, and commitment. 

To buy these or any other Soulstice book from us, the publishers, visit our Books page. You can also purchase our books wherever books are sold. And check out our other offerings below …

Chasing Excellence: The Remarkable Life and Inspiring Vigilosophy of Coach Joe I. Vigil, by Pat Melgares, was named the Track and Field Writers Book of the Year, Best Biography at IBPA, Best Sports Book in the International Latino Book Awards, and Finalist in the New Mexico–Arizona Book Awards and the Colorado Book Awards


Walking Flagstaff, A Photo Journal by George Breed was a silver medalist at the Independent Book Publishers Association’s Benjamin Franklin Awards for Best Regional book and won Best Coffee Table Book in the New Mexico–Arizona Book Awards
To Imogene, a Flagstaff Love Letter was a silver medalist in the Best First Nonfiction of the Independent Book Publishers Association’s Benjamin Franklin Awards, and Best First Book Arizona and Best Large Format Cover Design in the New Mexico–Arizona Book Awards