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The Imogene Project

To Imogene, a Flagstaff Love Letter

For many years, Flagstaff has sent more runners to Colorado’s Imogene Pass Run than any other town—including any town in Colorado. This book project was sparked by our inspiring running community and its unique relationship with that iconic trail race between Ouray and Telluride. To Imogene, a Flagstaff Love Letter is filled with personal stories, photos, and illustrations that intimately show what the Imogene race means to Flagstaff, and in turn what Flagstaff gives to the race. For a sneak peak inside, check out our slideshow.

Where to buy?

Order one or a dozen (or more!) and have it mailed to you or a friend. We’re also offering prints of two watercolors created just for this project (only available for local delivery or at an event, not by mail). Order now!

To Imogene, a Flagstaff Love Letter is also available at Bright Side Bookshop (Flagstaff), Between the Covers Bookstore (Telluride), and Maria’s Bookshop (Durango).

And hey, we’re on Goodreads, so write us a review …

We won a national award!

The Independent Book Publishers Association honored To Imogene, a Flagstaff Love Letter with a silver award in the “best first nonfiction book” category in 2020. This video was our acceptance speech in the virtual award ceremony. Watch and celebrate with us!

We made the news!

* The Sport Literature Association gave the book glowing praise in this review from January 14, 2020. Read it here.
* The Sports Lit 101 Radio Show from WZON Radio in Bangor, Maine, aired an interview with Myles and Julie on December 4, 2019. (The first segment is garbled, but the audio improves after that so stay with it!) Listen now.
* The Flagstaff Business News explored the founding of Soulstice Publishing and our first project on November 4, 2019. Read it here.
* The Telluride Daily Planet newspaper featured the book in an insightful article on October 6, 2019. Read it here.
* The Arizona Daily Sun newspaper reviewed the book on Sept. 22, 2019. Read it here.
* KNAU (Flagstaff’s NPR station) aired an interview with Myles and Julie Sept. 13, 2019. Listen now.

Learn about the Flagstaff+Imogene project

There’s a whole community behind this book project, and our gratitude goes out to everyone who has supported it, whether by contributing stories and photos, cheering us on the steep trail uphill toward publication, or offering financial support via the Flagstaff Imogene Circle.

To find out who contributed stories and photos and learn more about the artistic team that brought this project to life, visit our Imogene team page. We’ve also listed every single person named in the book, from running buddies and crew to family and friends (with a few writers and basketball stars thrown in!).

BLE Flagstaff

To give back to the community that is making this book possible, we’ve chosen to donate 10% of net sales to BLE Flagstaff. This nonprofit organization performs random acts of kindness with the intent to make a positive difference in the community. These acts can take many unexpected forms and include anyone. BLE Flagstaff believes that through kindness, we can all “pay it forward” and help create a culture of giving that can benefit all of us.