Travelers who are interested in enjoying some light reading before or during their trip to Cody should make it a point to check out the works of author Tim Sandlin.  While his novels are fictional, they are all set in the area surrounding Cody and travelers will find that they offer insight in to the nature and social culture of the area while entertaining them with the author’s wit.  The best selection from this author is the trilogy which starts with “Skipped Parts” but he has many other novels to choose from.  See http://www.timsandlin.com/ for more information about his work.

Travelers interested in reading non-fiction about the area should make it a point to learn about the Old West history there, since that is what Cody is all about.  “True Tales and Amazing Legends of the Old West: From True West Magazine” ( http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0307... ) is an excellent starting point for reading about that history.

Travelers who are more interested in travel guides for Cody and the surrounding area may find it helpful to read “Frommer’s Montana and Wyoming ” ( http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0307... ), “Lonely Planet Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks” ( http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1741... ) and “Wyoming Off The Beaten Path: A Guide to Unique Places” ( http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0762... ) by Michael McCoy.