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Books & Media

Discover original Colonial Williamsburg Publications and other books related to 18th century America in our Books & Media categories. Our selection includes children's books, non-fiction and fiction, cooking and gardening, arts and crafts, Colonial Williamsburg guide books, music, DVDs, and writing materials and stationary.

  • Mapping Virginia Book | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Mapping Virginia Book

    Mapping Virginia: From the Age of Exploration to the Civil War by William C. Wooldridge is sure to become a treasured addition to your library. As one of the chief gateways to the earliest exploration and settlement of the North American continent,...

    $94.95
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  • American Stories by Paul Aron | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    American Stories

    American Stories by Paul Aron follows the evolution of our founding stories and myths and how they spread far and wide throughout our history. The story of the cherry tree, for example, tells us nothing about George Washington’s actual...

    $24.95
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  • Inventing Disaster: The Culture of Calamity from the Jamestown Colony to the Johnstown Flood | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Inventing Disaster: The Culture of Calamity

    When hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires, and other disasters strike, we count our losses, search for causes, commiserate with victims, and initiate relief efforts. Amply illustrated and expansively researched, Inventing Disaster: The Culture of Calamity...

    $34.95
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  • Colonial Williamsburg: The Story | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Colonial Williamsburg: The Story

    It was in Williamsburg, Virginia, that American independence—and democracy—took root. And it is in the Historic Area of Colonial Williamsburg that millions have learned about the continuing relevance of America's founding ideas. Spanning...

    $22.95
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  • Dear Benjamin Banneker | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Dear Benjamin Banneker

    Throughout his life Benjamin Banneker was troubled that all blacks were not free. And so, in 1791, he wrote to Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson, who had signed the Declaration of Independence. Banneker attacked the institution of slavery and dared to...

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  • Striped Red Earthenware Inkwell | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Striped Red Earthenware Inkwell

    Add historic charm to your desk with this Striped Red Earthenware Inkwell. This reproduction inkwell would have been a common site to inhabitants of Williamsburg in the 18th century. Made of more common materials, such as earthenware, or finely crafted...

    $19.95
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  • Red Earthenware Inkwell | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Red Earthenware Inkwell

    Add historic charm to your desk with this Red Earthenware Inkwell. This reproduction inkwell would have been a common site to inhabitants of Williamsburg in the 18th century. Made of more common materials, such as earthenware, or finely crafted in...

    $16.95
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  • Colonial Williamsburg Townscape Magnet | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Colonial Williamsburg Townscape Magnet

    Remember your trip to the Historic Area fondly with our Colonial Williamsburg Townscape Magnet. This souvenir magnet features a panoramic image of the Governor's Palace, the Magazine, Capitol, the Fife and Drum corps, and a carriage. 

    $5.99
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  • Snowy Village Boxed Christmas Cards | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Snowy Village Boxed Christmas Cards

    If you have had the pleasure of spending the holiday season at Colonial Williamsburg, these cards are sure to bring back warm memories of the peace that falls over our "snowy village" when the cooler months arrive. Each card and and matching envelope...

    $22.99
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  • Colonial Williamsburg Mini Magnets | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Colonial Williamsburg Mini Magnets

    This Colonial Williamsburg Mini Magnets set includes iconic scenes and popular sites of the Historic Area. Use this mini magnet set in the office, classroom, or your kitchen and be reminded of your "home away from home". Includes 10 mini magnets in a...

    $9.95
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  • Travel Mini 4-Player Shut the Box Game | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Travel Mini 4-Player Shut the Box Game

    A traditional game of counting, addition, and probability, Shut-the-Box dates as far back as the 12th century when this game was enjoyed by Norman fishermen after a long day at sea. Roll the dice and lay down any numerical combination of tiles that match...

    $31.99
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  • Witchcraft in Colonial Virginia | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Witchcraft in Colonial Virginia

    Witchcraft in Colonial Virginia by Carson Hudson is a fascinating book about eighteenth-century witchcraft beliefs and trials in Virginia based on actual facts in historical records and not Hollywood myths and modern legends. While the witchcraft mania...

    $21.99
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