Bookpacking is custom made for people who like to read. Many backpackers have packed a tattered paperback novel into their rucksack in case they are held hostage by rain pummeling the outside of their tents.
Packing a book for a bike trip, a hike or boating excursion engages both the body and the mind into an outing.
Bookpacking Combines Travel With Reading | Suite101.
I think it’s great someone has come up with an actual word for this. I bookpack every day. Even when I’m not hiking, exploring or road tripping.