Books and Videos


"Torrey Pines: Landscape and Legacy" with text and many beautiful photographs by Bill Evarts was published by the Torrey Pines Association in 1994. The varied subject matter in the photos reveals the breathtaking natural diversity that is a hallmark of the Reserve.  But this book is far more than a photographic tribute to the Reserve — it is a book about discovering and sharing a sense of place.


Our Reserve’s flagship book vividly conveys the beauty and the history of one of California’s most popular state park properties.

Its clear, honest prose, beautifully composed photos, and simple, uncluttered design invite you to immerse yourself in the natural world it celebrates.

Available at the Visitor Center's Museum Shop (858-755-2063) or from local bookstores. Warwick's Bookstore in La Jolla (858-454-0347) will gift wrap and send copies by UPS upon request. The cost is $19.95 plus tax, handling, and shipping.


"Torrey Pines State Reserve" (3rd edition 1991) This booklet is a comprehensive, illustrated description of the history, biology, geology, and archaeology of the Reserve, first published in 1964. For information on purchasing, please contact the Visitor Center's Museum Shop (858) 755-2063 ($5.00 paperback).


cover_3rd_med"Native Plants, Torrey Pines State Reserve and nearby San Diego County Locations" 3rd Edition by Margaret L. Fillius (2010)

A popular guide for 300 native plant species of the local area, this handsome book includes color photographs showing different stages/details for each species and a color index for easy identification.

Suitable as a coffee-table book, it is so beautiful you may not want to take it out into the field!

Available at the Visitor Center's Museum Shop (858) 755-2063. Price is $35.00 with coil binding for easy use in the field.

Autographed copies may be purchased from the author. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. your request. Gift wrap and shipping are available.



"A Legacy of Stewardship" in DVD format is a journey of amazing images and informative narration. Viewers will experience the awesome mystery of one of the most beautiful places on earth, Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. From rolling Pacific surf that pounds an ever-changing beach to a salt marsh bordering deeply carved sandstone mesas, the video reveals some of the secrets of the reserve and the rarest pine tree in the United States -- the Torrey pine. One can view this stunning and intimate exploration repeatedly and always find something new. Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve -- a living legacy for the world to enjoy and protect.

Available for $15.95 at the Visitor Center's Museum Shop (858) 755-2063.

Sample the video with this shorter web version:


Torrey Pines Association

P.O. Box 345
La Jolla, CA 92038