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We are glad you found Double Shoe Publishing Company’s home in cyberspace!

We hope you’ll visit whenever you are in need of a respite from the rat race and want to soak in the golden rays of yesteryear.

On this site, you’ll find information about each of our books and how you can order them along with occasional tidbits about what is happening at the ranch and progress on new titles.

So come on in, kick off your boots, get comfortable and click away!


Recently Published Books:


VK4.CoverThe Life & Times of Vince Kontny – The Golden Years

By Vince Kontny ($40)
Published 2016, 248 pages (full color)

The final book in a four-volume series, this memoir covers the quest for locating, purchasing and restoring an historic ranch in Southwest Colorado. The story begins with a dream the author had in his early years and the vision that never left his mind throughout his travels around the world. As life happened, a second historic ranch was also located, purchased and restored as part of the journey.

With a salute to the hard-working, creative and resilient pioneers who homesteaded not only Southwest Colorado, but the entire west, the author describes what life was like on these beautiful but challenging ranches. As time marched on and the original owners passed into history, Kontny picked up the reins of stewardship and sought out organizations that supported conservation easements as a way of preserving this priceless slice of Americana for future generations.

Readers with an interest in the history of the American West, ranching and preservation will appreciate the foresight, thought, hard work and heartfelt care woven into this volume.



SWC Southwest Colorado - Images by Natalie Heller

Southwest Colorado

Images by Natalie Heller

This award winning book features 50 color photographs embracing the splendor of the San Juan mountains and valleys; wild flowers, aspen, snow covered rivers, historic mine buildings, steam trains and ranch life photography. It has won 5 national awards for best photography and best coffee table book in 2016.  120 pages, Linen hardcover with dust jacket.

Available through Amazon and LoneCone Photography





The Amazing Journey of Solomon the Sockeye Salmonam

The Amazing Journey of Solomon the Sockeye Salmon

By Pamela Cannalte (Author, Editor), Steven Beutler (Illustrator)

This story tells of the lifecycle of Solomon, a sockeye salmon. Solomon’s 2,000+ mile journey begins and ends in the headwaters of the Russian River, in Alaska. However, Solomon’s amazing journey is not without its perils, as vividly described and illustrated by the creators of this book.” Children’s Picture Book for Ages 4-8.

Available through Amazon.