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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.

  • America's Forgotten Colonial History | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    America's Forgotten Colonial History

    From the publisher: "This is what we all learned in school: Pilgrims on the Mayflower landed at Plymouth Rock in 1620. They had a rough start, but ultimately made a go of it, made friends with the Indians, and celebrated with a big Thanksgiving dinner...
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  • 2022 Colonial Williamsburg Wall Calendar | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    2022 Colonial Williamsburg Wall Calendar

    Featuring gorgeous full-color photographs of Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area through the seasons, the 2022 Colonial Williamsburg Wall Calendar is a must-have for fans. Our wall calendar is handsomely printed with plenty of room to pencil in...
    $14.99
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  • 2022 Colonial Williamsburg Towel Calendar | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    2022 Colonial Williamsburg Towel Calendar

    Our 2022 Colonial Williamsburg Calendar Towel wall hanging features an illustration of a horse-drawn carriage passing by the Governor's Palace. Plan your days while being reminded of a beloved place. This towel calendar is perfect for the kitchen or...
    $17.99
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  • First Principles | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    First Principles

    In First Principles: What America's Founders Learned from the Greeks and Romans and How That Shaped Our Country, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and #1 New York Times bestselling author Thomas E. Ricks offers a revelatory book about the...
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  • Craft: An American History | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Craft: An American History

    At the center of the United States' economic and social development, according to conventional wisdom, are industry and technology—while craftspeople and handmade objects are relegated to a bygone past. Renowned historian Glenn Adamson turns that...
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  • Inventing the Flag | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Inventing the American Flag

    With gorgeous four-color reproductions of an amazing array of art from diverse cultures and eras, Inventing the American Flag explores the symbolism of the national flag and investigates why the founding fathers chose the images they did to represent the...
    $44.95
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  • Bricks: Now and Then | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Bricks: Now and Then

    “Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together. There it begins.” - Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Buildings made of brick are found in very different epochs and cultures all over the world. Always astonishing, the qualities of...
    $49.95
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  • 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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  • First Edition Signed Copy: Becoming Jefferson | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    First Edition Signed Copy: Becoming Jefferson

    We have a limited number of first edition Becoming Jefferson books that were signed by Mr. Bill Barker. Limit of 1 book per customer. Please note that discounts do not apply to this item.  This collectible book is written by Bill Barker, who...
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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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  • Peyton Randolph and Revolutionary Virginia | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Peyton Randolph and Revolutionary Virginia

    In 1763, King George III’s government adopted a secret policy to reduce the American colonies to "due subordinance" and exploit them. This brought on the American Revolution. In Virginia, there was virtually unanimous agreement that...
    $35.00
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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...
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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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