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About meIt all began in 1983 at the historic Scholtz Beergarten in Austin, Texas. Authors Diana and Lowell Lindsay were frustrated over the problem of distribution for their natural history and guide books. They decided to become specialty distributors themselves, with a publishing program that would feed into that system. On a cocktail napkin, they sketched a logo for this new company based on the New Mexico Zia sun symbol with "SB" in the center representing the southwest "Sunbelt" states that the company would serve.

In November 1984, the Lindsays acted on this idea when Diana took her small stock of books in her VW van and visited her first customer in San Diego’s backcountry. By 1986, she was supplying regional books to the major bookstore chains in southern California. Lowell officially joined the business in 1989 and in 1995 the company moved into a 22,000 square foot warehouse in El Cajon, California, which is where you’ll find us today.

Sunbelt now services customers nationwide, and boasts a thriving award-winning publishing program. We have come a long way in the 20 years since the idea of Sunbelt first emerged from doodles on a napkin, and the dream of publishing great books that could feed into an established distribution system is now a reality.

About my librarySunbelt is a specialty book and map distributor, focusing on titles of regional interest for the Pacific Southwest including Baja California. We have been in the business of publishing and distributing books and maps for twenty years. Our primary subject categories are natural and cultural history, outdoor adventure, natural science, and travel. Our sales territory is all of North America, with marketing focused in the western United States.



Favorite bookstoresBarnes & Noble Booksellers - Grossmont Ctr, Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Mission Valley, Borders - El Cajon, Capt. Fitch's Mercantile, Crown Books - Point Loma, D.G. Wills Books, KB Books - SDSU, Mysterious Galaxy, Old Town Gift Co., Readers, Inc., SDSU Campus Bookstore, Somewhere Else Coffeehouse and Bookstore, The Book Works, Upstart Crow Trading Company, Warwick's, Yellow Book Road

Favorite librariesBotanical Library - San Diego Botanic Garden, San Diego County Library - Rancho San Diego Branch, San Diego Public Library - Central Library

Other favoritesSan Diego Natural History Museum


Real nameSunbelt Publications, Inc.

LocationSan Diego, CA

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Member sinceJul 2, 2010

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