WIN A BIKE! Bike to Wherever Days with Napa Bookmine

Bike Month is usually in May, but due to coronavirus we're celebrating this September instead! We've partnered with the Napa Bike Coalition and are celebrating Bike to Wherever Days by giving away TWO KID'S BIKES!

Enter to win one of two kid's bikes by ordering any of the books below online from September 14 - October 9th. One entry per book purchased from the below list. Head to our Pearl St. shop in downtown Napa or up to Main Streeet Bookmine in St. Helena to view the bikes we're raffling off in the window starting this Monday the 14th. We will draw the raffle winners on Monday, October 12th and let you know via email or phone if you are the winner.

The books below include a mix of kids, YA, and adult titles highlighting the history and joy of bike riding. We've also included a few great cycling coffee table books for the cycling enthusiast - these make great gifts for the holidays!

Questions? Email read@napabookmine.com.

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Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah Cover Image
By Laurie Ann Thompson, Sean Qualls (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780449817445
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - January 6th, 2015

Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah's inspiring true story—which was turned into a film, Emmanuel's Gift, narrated by Oprah Winfrey—is nothing short of remarkable.


Everyone Can Learn to Ride a Bicycle Cover Image
By Chris Raschka, Chris Raschka (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780375870071
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - April 9th, 2013

“[Raschka's] marvelous sequences, fluid style, and emotional intelligence capture all of the momentum and exhilaration of this glorious accomplishment,” raves School Library Journal in a starred review.


Bike On, Bear! Cover Image
By Cynthea Liu, Kristyna Litten (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481405065
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Published: Aladdin Paperbacks - June 2nd, 2015

Bear can do everything--except ride a bike. Discover how he overcomes his two-wheeled challenge in this irresistibly adorable picture book

Bear can do almost anything. His one-paw pawstand is perfection. He can solve the trickiest of equations. He can even out-build a brigade of beavers. But the one thing Bear can't do? Ride a bike.


The Bike Lesson (Bright & Early Books(R)) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780394800363
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers -

Literary legends Stan and Jan Berenstain take readers for a ride in this classic Beginner Book edited by Dr. Seuss. Small Bear has a new bike, but before he can ride it, his dad insists on a teaching him about bike safety. From learning how to stop and turn to going down a hill and traveling roads you know, Small Bear has a lot to learn.


Pedal Power: How One Community Became the Bicycle Capital of the World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374305277
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - March 28th, 2017

Cycling rules the road in Amsterdam today, but that wasn't always the case. In the 1970's, Amsterdam was so crowded with vehicles that bicyclists could hardly move, but moms and kids relied on their bicycles to get around the city.


The Red Bicycle: The Extraordinary Story of One Ordinary Bicycle (CitizenKid) Cover Image
By Jude Isabella, Simone Shin (Illustrator)
$10.99
ISBN: 9781771385589
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Published: Kids Can Press - April 7th, 2020

In this unique nonfiction picture book, the main character is a bicycle that starts its life like so many bicycles in North America, being owned and ridden by a young boy. The boy, Leo, treasures his bicycle so much he gives it a name --- Big Red.


Eric's Big Day: A Bicycle Race Unlike Any Other Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781937715236
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Published: VeloPress - April 8th, 2014

It's a big day for Eric, the day of the bike race. His knapsack packed, Eric rides to Emily's for a picnic near the finish. But what's that splashing in the river? A very wet bike racer Who's that sobbing by the street sign? A lost rider


Franklin Rides a Bike Cover Image
By Paulette Bourgeois, Brenda Clark (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781554537310
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Published: Kids Can Press - February 1st, 2011

In this Franklin Classic Storybook, Franklin is determined to ride his bike without training wheels, and he can't understand why it seems so easy for his friends --- or why it's so hard for him.


The Little Red Bike Cover Image
By Leif Valin (Illustrator), Robert W. Copeland
$9.99
ISBN: 9781981975907
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - February 21st, 2018

The Little Red Bike is a read-aloud story about a bell ringing little red bike that learns a valuable lesson about pride and the helpful hands of a bike mechanic. Both children and nostalgic adults will enjoy the story as they follow the Little Red Bike through the pages.


Sally Jean, the Bicycle Queen Cover Image
By Cari Best, Christine Davenier (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780374363864
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - April 18th, 2006

I can pop a wheelie, I can touch the sky,
I can pedal backwards, I can really fly!


Duck On A Bike Cover Image
By David Shannon (Illustrator), David Shannon (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780439050234
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Published: Blue Sky Press - April 1st, 2002

One day down on the farm, Duck got a wild idea. "I bet I could ride a bike," he thought. He waddled over to where the boy parked his bike, climbed on and began to ride. At first he rode slowly and he wobbled a lot, but it was fun! Duck rode past Cow and waved to her. "Hello, Cow!" said Duck. "Moo," said Cow. But what she thought was, "A duck on a bike?


The Patchwork Bike Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781536200317
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Published: Candlewick - September 11th, 2018

It has a bent bucket seat, bashed tin-can handlebars, and wood-cut wheels — and riding the patchwork bike that you and your crazy brothers made is the best fun in the whole village.


Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (With a Few Flat Tires Along the Way) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781426328558
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Published: National Geographic Children's Books - February 7th, 2017

Take a lively look at women's history from aboard a bicycle, which granted females the freedom of mobility and helped empower women's liberation. Through vintage photographs, advertisements, cartoons, and songs, Wheels of Change transports young readers to bygone eras to see how women used the bicycle to improve their lives.


Major Taylor, Champion Cyclist Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780689831591
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - January 1st, 2004

Marshall Taylor could ride his bike forward, backward, even perched on the handlebars. When his stunts landed him a job at the famous Indiana bike shop Hay and Willits, folks were amazed that a thirteen-year-old black boy in 1891 could be such a crackerjack cyclist.


Major Taylor Cover Image
By J. P. Miller, Markia Jenai (Illustrator)
$8.95
ISBN: 9781731638793
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Published: Discovery Library - August 11th, 2020

LEADERS LIKE US: In this illustrated biography, elementary-aged readers will learn about the early life and greatest accomplishments of an important African American leader in sports, Major Taylor.


The Ultimate Bike Book: Get the Lowdown on Road, Track, BMX and Mountain Biking Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781783124558
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Published: Carlton Kids - September 3rd, 2019

Get pedaling, with this essential, information-packed guidebook on the cycling world


The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780823445738
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Published: Margaret Ferguson Books - April 7th, 2020

Selected for the Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year

A determined 12-year-old girl bikes across the country to meet her idol. She's ready for an adventure-- but she can't imagine all the surprises in store.


Epic Bike Rides of the World Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781788683036
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Published: Lonely Planet - August 20th, 2019

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher


Escape by Bike: Adventure Cycling, Bikepacking and Touring Off-Road Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780500293508
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Published: Thames & Hudson - April 17th, 2018

A practical and inspirational guide to planning every kind of off-road cycling, from nearby “microadventures” to global itineraries, drawing on the author’s own epic journeys


The Beast, the Emperor and the Milkman: A Bone-shaking Tour through Cycling’s Flemish Heartlands Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781472945068
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Published: Bloomsbury Sport - September 8th, 2020

A journey through the wild madness of bicycle racing in Flanders.

LONGLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2019


'A joy.' – Ned Boulting


Every nation shapes sport to test the character traits it most admires.


Bikes and Bloomers: Victorian Women Inventors and Their Extraordinary Cycle Wear Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9781912685431
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Published: Goldsmiths Press - February 25th, 2020

An illustrated history of the evolution of British women's cycle wear.

The bicycle in Victorian Britain is often celebrated as a vehicle of women's liberation. Less noted is another critical technology with which women forged new and mobile public lives--cycle wear.


75 Classic Rides Northern California: The Best Road-Biking Routes Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594857843
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Published: Mountaineers Books - March 13th, 2014

Bill Oetinger calls Northern California "something approaching cycling paradise." But, as he says in the introduction to 75 Classic Rides: Northern California, "Even paradise will be a muddled maze if you don't know your way around it, and that's where this book comes into play." this guide is intended for everyone, from novice to expert cyclists.


The Cycling Cartoonist: An Illustrated Guide to Life on Two Wheels Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781472938893
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Published: Bloomsbury Sport - June 13th, 2017

A delightful celebration of cycling from renowned cartoonist and multiple-bike owner Dave Walker. With over 100 full-page cartoons that give an affectionate take on cycling in all its different forms, featuring cartoons about road cycling, mountain biking and bike ownership, via sportives and commuting--celebrating the simple pleasure of getting from A to B on two wheels.


Bicycle: The Definitive Visual History Cover Image
By DK
$30.00
ISBN: 9781465443939
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Published: DK - May 24th, 2016

Bicycle showcases classic and cutting-edge bicycles and traces the evolution of cycling from the nineteenth century to today.


Women on the Move: The Forgotten Era of Women’s Bicycle Racing Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781496204172
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Published: University of Nebraska Press - October 1st, 2018

The 1890s was the peak of the American bicycle craze, and consumers, including women, were buying bicycles in large numbers. Despite critics who tried to discourage women from trying this new sport, women took to the bike in huge numbers, and mastery of the bicycle became a metaphor for women’s mastery over their lives.

Spurred by the emergence of the “safety&rdqu


Cyclepedia: 90 Years of Modern Bicycle Design Cover Image
By Michael Embacher, Paul Smith (Foreword by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780500293973
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Published: Thames & Hudson - May 14th, 2019

An homage to the beauty of two wheels, Cyclepedia is a celebration of the best bicycles designed over the past century.


Mountains: Epic Cycling Climbs Cover Image
$55.00
ISBN: 9780500023082
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Published: Thames & Hudson - May 19th, 2020

A revised and expanded edition of this popular photographic celebration of Europe’s most beautiful and grueling cycling climbs, for amateurs and hardcore cyclists alike.


Three Weeks, Eight Seconds: Greg Lemond, Laurent Fignon, and the Epic Tour de France of 1989 Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781643130231
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Published: Pegasus Books - April 2nd, 2019

The gripping story of the greatest race in cycling history, when Greg LeMond cinched victory by a mere eight seconds.

“I was convinced deep inside that I could not lose. I could not see how it could happen.”—Laurent Fignon  

“I didn't think. I just rode.”—Greg LeMond


The Cyclist Who Went Out in the Cold: Adventures Riding the Iron Curtain Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781681776323
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Published: Pegasus Books - February 13th, 2018

Tim Moore and a rickety metal steed are back together—riding the entirety of the Iron Curtain, where history, mechanical failures, physical endurance, and humor come together for "the Bill Bryson on two wheels."


The Cycling Chef: Recipes for Performance and Pleasure Cover Image
$34.00
ISBN: 9781472960023
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Published: Bloomsbury Sport - May 7th, 2019

Michelin-starred chef, world champion athlete and leading sports nutritionist Alan Murchison presents more than 75 delicious, easy-to-make and nutritionally balanced meals to help cyclists of all levels reach their cycling performance goals.

An optimized diet, whatever your potential, will help you reach your personal performance ceiling or cycling level.


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The Cycling Chef: Recipes for Getting Lean and Fuelling the Machine Cover Image
$34.00
ISBN: 9781472978646
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Published: Bloomsbury Sport - April 27th, 2021

In his latest book, Michelin star chef, elite athlete and celebrated cycling nutritionist Alan Murchison reveals how you can enjoy delicious food and lose weight--without sacrificing your cycling performance.


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Back in the Frame: How to get back on your bike, whatever life throws at you Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780751570779
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Published: Sphere - February 9th, 2021

A memoir of bikes, blogs and riding through depression from award-winning blogger, Lady Vélo.