the story of waterloo village

By John R. Giles

First established in the 1700's as a forge village (located in Sussex County, New Jersey) has endured several eras of decline and growth.  John Giles illuminates the constant ebb and flow of the history of Waterloo Village.


Craftsman Farms 

by Heather E. Stivison

History of the country estate of Gustav Stickley, the father of the American Arts and Crafts Movement. Craftsman Farms showcases the design legacy of Mr. Stickley. A fine history of our local heritage.


Greystone park psychiatric hospital


Into the great swamp

Photographs by Edward Babbott

Poems by Markie Babbott

Within New Jersey's Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, a father and daughter explore the seasons of life through an exchange of photography and poetry.

‚ÄčBeautiful little book! Signed copies available here!

the somerset Hills

Volumes 1 & 2

By John Turpin and Barry Thompson

Lavishly illustrated. A rare glimpse into some of New Jersey's finest country houses and estates and the fascinating people who designed and built them.

Very well written.

Beautiful hardcover editions.

‚ÄčAvailable here

The true story of an Episcopal priest (St. Bernard's Church and St John on the Mountain) whose abiding faith enabled him to confront the conflicting temperaments evident in the mid-20th century. His ministry affirmed the sacredness of each person, of all races, of all genders, of the poor and of the Earth itself. His pastoral strategy was one of reconciliation. from a place he called "the perilous middle". At life's end there was a final personal reconciliation when William Nieman, Jr. accepted deteriorating health and early onset Alzheimer's as his "Jerusalem".

Local History 

New Jersey and local history! 

The mendhams

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In the somerset Hills

              The Landed Gentry

By William A. Schleicher and Susan J. Winter

This fascinating book introduces us to the landed gentry of the Somerset Hills, with over 200 images  bringing to life the colorful families and their magnificent estates.