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Books & Media

Discover original Colonial Williamsburg books and other publications about Early American history topics in our Books & Media categories. Our selection includes children's books, non-fiction and fiction, cooking and gardening, arts and crafts, Colonial Williamsburg guidebooks, music, DVDs, writing materials, and stationary.

  • Maria's Story: 1773

    Maria's Story: 1773

    Maria's Story: 1773 is part of The Young Americans Book Series by award-winning author Joan Lowery Nixon. When Maria Rind's father dies, her mother is forced to continue his work writing and publishing the Virginia Gazette newspaper. That leaves Maria...
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  • Physick Medicine in Williamsburg

    Physick Medicine in Williamsburg

    The professional practice of medicine and the methods used to treat patients in colonial Williamsburg between 1740 and 1775 are thoroughly explained. Topics include medical theory, education, treatments, surgery, and brief biographical sketches of...
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  • The Colonial Williamsburg Tavern Cookbook | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg The Colonial Williamsburg Tavern Cookbook | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    The Colonial Williamsburg Tavern Cookbook

    It's six o'clock, stomachs are rumbling and suddenly you have a yearning for the Crab and Shrimp Stuffed Flounder you enjoyed at Christiana Campbell's Tavern. No problem. Pull out The Colonial Williamsburg Tavern Cookbook, roll up your sleeves, and in an...
    $21.99
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  • Red Thunder children's book | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Red Thunder

    While cannons thundered, swords flashed, and the sky turned red with flame, Nate Chandler and his enslaved friend, James, went about the darker business of espionage. Their spy world of whispered conspiracies, secret missions alone in the dead of night,...
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  • Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation

    Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation

    The United States was more a fragile hope than a reality in 1790. During the decade that followed, the Founding Fathers - reexamined here as Founding Brothers - combined the ideals of the Declaration of Independence with the content of the Constitution...
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  • Lion and Shield Bookends | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Lion and Shield Bookends

    Choose these lion and shield bookends for a stately accent to any bookshelf, desk or side table. In Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area, a chiseled stone lion stands guard at the gates of the Governor's Palace, representing the British crown with a...
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  • Nancy's Story: 1765

    Nancy's Story: 1765

    The Young Americans Book Series by award-winning author Joan Lowery NixonVirginians are protesting the Stamp Act and Nancy Geddy is afraid the uncertain times will harm her father's business. And if that worry is not enough, Nancy's stepmother is making...
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  • Quill Pen | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg Quill Pen | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Quill Pen

    A goose feather quill pen and powdered ink were the basic writing instruments in the 18th century. Our quill pens are made from the finest quality bleached white goose pointers. The nib may be re-sharpened and re-shaped as often as necessary...
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  • Changing Keys: Keyboard Instruments for America | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Changing Keys: Keyboard Instruments for America

    The transition from harpsichord to piano and the accompanying shift in taste between 1700 and 1830 was a musical revolution in revolutionary times. So, also, was the transition from London's monopoly on the manufacture of instruments to a burgeoning...
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  • Civil War Williamsburg book by Carson O. Hudson | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Civil War Williamsburg

    Williamsburg is known for its central role in the American Revolution. Less known is that the city also played a role in the Civil War, suffering through a bloody battle on its doorstep and a three-year occupation. The Virginia history book Civil...
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  • Why The Turkey Didn't Fly book - Colonial Williamsburg Publications | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Why The Turkey Didn't Fly

    In the Colonial Williamsburg book, Why The Turkey Didn't Fly, the answers to the following questions are revealed: Why did the eagle become our national symbol, even though Franklin preferred the turkey? How did Gilbert Stuart's portrait of Washington...
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  • Becoming Jefferson: My Life As A Founding Father | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg Becoming Jefferson: My Life As A Founding Father | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Becoming Jefferson: My Life As A Founding Father

    This collectible book is written by Bill Barker, who has portrayed Thomas Jefferson in a variety of venues since 1981 and as a historical interpreter with Colonial Williamsburg since 1993. Part history and part autobiography, Mr. Barker writes about how...
    $25.99
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  • Alexander Hamilton's Guide to Life | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg Alexander Hamilton's Guide to Life | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Alexander Hamilton's Guide to Life

    Two centuries after his death, Alexander Hamilton is shining once more under the world's spotlight, and we need him now more than ever with this Alexander Hamilton's Guide to Life book. Hamilton was a self-starter. Scrappy. Orphaned as a child, he came...
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  • Hamilton: The Revolution | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg Hamilton: The Revolution | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Hamilton: The Revolution

    Hamilton: The Revolution is written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter. This behind-the-scenes book gives readers an unprecedented view of the beloved musical. The book traces the Broadway show's development from an improbable...
    $45.00
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