Sometimes the best way to launch yourself into a new activity is to sit down in a comfortable chair… and read a book. We’ve taken the time to list some of what we think are the best canoeing books for the beginning paddler. We’ve got The Basics for people just getting started with canoes, Canoe Camping books for those readying for their first over-night trips, some Guide Books For That First Trip, and–to get you up out of that comfy reading chair–some books for Inspiration. We’ve also included some Magazines and DVDs you might want to check out too, and don't forget our new canoeing Book Reviews.
Check out the other fine Books and Media for Advanced Paddlers as well.