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Local Publisher Launches New Asheville Guide Series

ASHEVILLE NC – Connecting Corridors, an Asheville-based boutique publisher, has just released their first Asheville Pocket Guide: an illustrated guide to experiences along the French Broad River corridor from Hominy Creek to Glenn Creek. Unlike other print guides on the market, the Asheville Pocket Guide folds conveniently to pocket-size for easy travel, and it doubles as a beer coaster—it is, after all, a guide to one of the country’s best beer towns.

The pint-size eight-panel publication is packed with information to help locals and visitors alike immerse themselves in authentic Asheville adventures near the beloved French Broad. Names and addresses of art galleries, restaurants, parks, campsites, outdoor centers, and other businesses and locales are included. Area nonprofits are also spotlighted. To further help connect people to unique places, Connecting Corridors has turned the pocket guide into an integrated website and digital magazine with weekly articles, as well as a mobile-responsive navigational guide.

The Corridors team includes local writers, designers and artists deeply connected to and knowledgeable about Asheville—from Outward Bound leaders, to naturalists, to food writers, to environmentalists, to popular bloggers. “We’re the corner store merchants who point you in the right direction, then reveal our favorite café nestled in a secluded alley” describes owner and project coordinator Sammy Cox. “Our publications provide both the basics and fun insider info.”

Cox has lived and worked in Asheville for 25 years, forming a strong bond with the area and its businesses and publishing landscape. He believes strongly in this innovative, multimedia tour guide approach and plans to follow up the French Broad River Corridor Asheville Pocket Guide with a full series, while growing the companion website. “Bigger isn’t always better,” he says. “An easy-to-digest focus on unique geographical and conceptual corridors and a handful of sponsors and advertisers can have a sizable community impact.”

The guide is distributed by Grass Routes to more than 100 strategic locations, including the Asheville Chamber. Find them all and learn more at ashevillepocketguide.com.


Connecting Corridors is a small-batch publisher and marketing company focused on connecting people to unique places. They strive for sustainability, embracing new media to drastically reduce paper use and printing on Forest Stewardship Council-certified stock. To learn more, visit ashevillepocketguide.com, or call (828) 989-6965.

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