Grand Canyon Association is a nonprofit organization that supports education, research, and visitor services at Grand Canyon National Park. They operate bookstores, publish books, sponsor lectures, and offer guided classes through the Grand Canyon Field Institute.
Canyon View Information Plaza
Books ’n’ More, the park’s largest bookstore, is just across the plaza from the park's visitor and information center, and a short distance from Mather Point.Open daily year-round, 8am to 6pm, additional open hours vary seasonally.
Kolb Studio (1904)
On the canyon rim at the head of the Bright Angel Trail, this historic building houses a bookstore upstairs and a gallery of changing art exhibits downstairs.
A glance at Kolb Studio reveals a structure built on the brink of the Grand Canyon. It was the home, photographic studio, and lab of pioneers Emery and Ellsworth
Kolb. Begun in 1904, the building has gone through two major additions and countless minor changes during a century in which it has clung to the side of the Grand Canyon.Open daily year-round, 8am to 6pm, additional open hours vary seasonally.
Yavapai Observation Station (1928)
At Yavapai Point, visitors view the canyon through bay windows while browsing through the bookstore.
The original structure, which was first dedicated in July 1928, was designed by architect Herbert C. Maier. The building was erected on a site selected by a team of geologists for the express purpose of observing and understanding Grand Canyon geology.
The Yavapai exhibits explain the deposition of the rock layers, the uplift of the Colorado Plateau, and the carving of the Grand Canyon. Displays include beautifully crafted artwork, three-dimensional models, powerful photographs, and interpretive panels which allow park visitors to see and understand the complicated geologic story of the area.
Tusayan Museum & Bookstore (1932)
25 Miles east of Grand Canyon Village on the East Rim Drive, the museum houses a bookstore and displays about the ancestral Puebloan people. A self-guiding trail leads through the adjacent 800-year-old ruin. 9am-5pm
Desert View Visitor Center
The Bookstore and Information Center is in a small stone building near the Watchtower.
Visit the historic shops established by the Fred Harvey Company to promote Southwestern handicrafts and curios. See distinctive buildings designed by architect Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter between 1905 and 1935 for the Santa Fe Railroad..
Hopi House (1905 Mary Colter)
Open since 1905, this Pueblo style building is the largest gift store at the Grand Canyon. This historic store features a large selection of authentic Native American Handicraft items and an upstairs Native American Art Gallery. Open daily year-round, 8am to 5pm, additional open hours vary seasonally.
El Tovar Hotel (1905)
An upscale gift store located in the El Tovar Hotel lobby, features clothing, jewelry, and fine gifts. There is also a newsstand for snacks, sundries, postcards, newspapers and books. 7am-10pm
Bright Angel (1935 Mary Colter)
Located in the Bright Angel Lodge, the Bright Angel Gift Store offers supplies for hiking and mule trips. There is also a selection of books, t-shirts and gifts. Be sure to see the Fred Harvey History Room - located in the lodge. 7am-10pm
Lookout Studio (1914 Mary Colter)
Located on the very edge of the canyon is the historic Lookout Studio. This store has a telescope to view the canyon; and a large selection of photography, postcards, rocks and minerals, jewelry and souvenirs. Open daily year-round, 9am to 5pm, additional open hours vary seasonally.
Located in the Maswik Lodge, this store features books, postcards, t-shirts, Native American jewelry and gift items. 7am-10pm
Located in the Yavapai Lodge, and adjacent to the cafeteria. There is a large selection of t-shirts, toys, games, books, postcards and southwest gift item. Open daily year-round, 8am to 5pm, additional open hours vary seasonally.
Hermits Rest (1914 Mary Colter)
At the end of the West Rim Drive, (Hermit Rim Road) This historic retreat on the west rim offers some of the best views of the canyon, along with a selection of Native American crafts, t-shirts, books, postcards and a snack bar. Open daily year-round, 9am to 5pm, additional open hours vary seasonally.
The Watchtower (1932 Mary Colter)
25 Miles east of Grand Canyon Village on the East Rim Drive, the Watchtower was built in 1932 to replicate an ancient pueblo tower. Climb to the top of the tower for 360-degree views. The walls of the tower feature murals by Hopi artist Fred Kabotie. The "Kiva" gift store features Native American handicrafts, jewelry and books. Open daily year-round, 9am to 5pm, additional open hours vary seasonally.
Desert View Trading Post
The Trading Post houses a gift store and a snack bar with indoor seating. The gift store offers many southwestern gift items along with souvenirs, t-shirts, books, toys and jewelry. Open daily year-round, 9am to 5pm, additional open hours vary seasonally.