The shop pages are here to help you pick up the essential Route 66 guidebooks, maps and DVD's to help you plan your journey.

It’s also a great place to acquire original Route 66 clothing, artwork and photography.


Route 66: EZ66 GUIDE For Travellers – Jerry McClanahan

The EZ66 GUIDE was developed by Route 66 historian Jerry McClanahan and The National Historic Route 66 Federation to make it as easy as possible for travellers to find and follow the various alignments of Route 66. The guides have been used by thousands of travellers from around the world. The 200 page guide is spiral bound, to make it easy to use while travelling. It includes easy to use maps you can follow going EAST or WEST.

I personally used this guide and found it invaluable. In my opinion everyone should have a copy of this if they’re thinking of driving Route 66. It’s a complete “must purchase”. Brilliant. Only available from the US.

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The Route 66 Encyclopedia – Jim Hinckley

An encyclopedia with a twist, The Route 66 Encyclopedia presents alphabetical entries on Route 66 history, landmarks, personalities, and culture, from Bobby Troup’s anthem “Route 66” to The Grapes of Wrath to the Wigwam Motel, illustrated with over 1,000 old and new, color and black-and-white photos and memorabilia.

The Route 66 Encyclopedia provides a sweeping look at a highway that has become more than just a road. These pages cover the history of Route 66 and the people who played a role in its transformation from highway to icon between 1926 and the present, but like the highway itself, this work does not fit within the traditional confines of generalities or terminology. Yes, this is an encyclopedia, a reference book for all things Route 66. However, it is also a time capsule, a travel guide, a history book, a memorial, a testimonial, and a chronicle of almost a century of societal evolution.

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Billy Connolly’s Route 66

Having always dreamt about taking a trip on the legendary Route 66, Billy Connolly finally heads off on the ride of a lifetime. Traveling all 2,488 miles of this epic road, hitting both its classic landmarks and uncovering lesser-known gems, Billy shares the experiences of the countless travelers who have taken the journey before him. Packed with local flavor, the tales he gathers on the way, from the skyscrapers of Chicago through the Wild West badlands of Oklahoma and Texas and on to the beaches of the Pacific coast, tell the story of modern America – and they might just inspire a few readers to get on their bikes as well. The book also contains a section with maps, playlists, recipes, and more, bringing the reader to the heart of this adventure.

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Route 66 Dining and Lodging Guide – National Historic Route 66 Federation

Featuring recommendations by members of the National Historic Route 66 Federation, this guide has been used by thousands around the world to find the best places to stay and eat along the Route. It lists over 500 dining and lodging establishments and concentrates on the vintage properties that made the Route famous. An excellent companion to the EZ66 GUIDE. Only available from the US.
 
 
 
 
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Route 66: Traveller’s Guide and Roadside Companion – Tom Snyder

A very useful book with plenty of interesting stories and features. Celebrating the history and current revival of a great American highway, the author paints a vivid portrait of life on Route 66, and the people who haunt it, including cattle rustlers, gangsters, hitchhikers, and everyday travellers. Considered by many to be a must-have book for the glove-box.
 
 
 
 
 
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Route 66 Adventure Handbook – Drew Knowles

A guide to all the exuberance, splendour, and absurdity of Route 66. This reference includes details on the magnificent architecture, natural wonders, vintage motels and cafes, unique museums, offbeat attractions, fascinating artefacts and icons, and kitschy tourist traps that dot this famous stretch of road. Painstakingly researched, this resource provides information on how to locate unmarked portions of the old highway; contact information for Route 66 associations and local visitor bureaus; maps and other navigational aids; an index of all Route 66 towns; and anecdotes, trivia, attractions, and suggested side trips. From well-known hotspots to obscure, off-the-beaten-path destinations, this inspiring guide presents a wealth of information for both first-time adventurers and seasoned travellers.

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Route 66: A Photo Journal

Route 66 - A Photo Journal“The hard bound photo essay book, “Route 66 – A Photo Journal” is a 104 page, full colored book featuring the 166 photographs from the traveling exhibit bearing the same name. The photographs were taken between February 17th and February 25th, 2002. These were selected from the 1,100 taken during those eight days and are arranged in chronological order beginning in California and ending in Illinois. This book is only a glimpse of what there is to see and experience along Route 66 – America’s Main Street. I know the road will be enjoyed for many years to come, hopefully this book also will be.”

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Lonely Planet Route 66 Road Trips (Travel Guide)

This Lonely Planet guide book follows the successful formula of it’s predecessors in style and structure and includes lots of great information in the form of it’s box-outs including:

Tips on driving Route 66 with kids

Best radio stations along the route

Best views along the route

 

This book is a concise description of the route and maintains the authority of previous Lonely Planet publications.

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