Summerthought Publishing

Andrew Hempstead and Dianne Melton are the owners of Banff-based Summerthought Publishing, which specializes in regional non-fiction books.

The company opened its doors in 1971 with publication of the Canadian Rockies Trail Guide, by Brian Patton and Bart Robinson. Now in its ninth edition (2011), this title has proved itself as a bestseller with over 260,000 copies having been sold. Summerthought publishes around a dozen other books, including Parkways of the Canadian Rockies, 50 Walks and Hikes in Banff National Park, Banff Springs The Story of a Hotel, and Wildlife of the Canadian Rockies.