Anti-Black Racism in America - Joanne Pope Melish
Traces the history of anti-black racism -- with a special focus on Concord and Massachusetts -- from the early 1800s through the May 2020 death of George Floyd in Minnesota. Includes a special sidebar defining how the words "race" and "racism" have been used and interpreted, throughout the years. Published by our friends at the Robbins House.
Blake Hill Jalapeno Lime Spicy Chili Jam (1.5 oz.)
First aid for dull food, as they say, and specifically created for the chili lover. This jam is made from fresh jalapeno chilis, cucumbers, limes, and fruit pectin. Wow! From
our friends at Blake Hill Preserves in Vermont.
Henry David Thoreau Portrait with Quotes Sticker
Here's a unique sticker that's suitable to grace just about any surface! A portrait of Henry David Thoreau has been enhanced with his name and some of his quotes, in an interesting graphic design. What words can you find in Henry? Each sticker measures about 4 x 2.5 inches.
"Walden" Lucite Magnet
A magnet made of clear lucite, with a classic color cover of Walden on it. Measures about 2 x 2.75 inches. It'll perk up your fridge, for sure!
"Live Deliberately" Thoreau Quote Cloth Wristband
A constant reminder to "live deliberately." This cloth wristband is made of soft eco-friendly and biodegradable bamboo fabric. It has a bamboo barrel lock made from 50%
less plastic than a standard barrel lock. Be as careful as you are deliberate, though -- because this wristband cannot be removed once the lock is fastened, unless you cut it off your wrist. Recommended for adults only.
Walden Pond State Reservation Walking Stick Medallion
You asked for them, and we're delivering! Here is a walking stick medallion that carries the name "Walden Pond State Reservation" and the image of Henry David Thoreau's house at Walden. The design was crafted by a master engraver. Each medallion is stamped, cut, and hand painted. A rolling process curves each one so that it can fit on a walking stick. Each medallion measures about 1.5 x 1.75 inches and includes four small nails for attaching to the wood. From our friends at Hike America.
Thoreau - Walden - Wildness Collage Lucite Magnet
This colorful lucite magnet features a collage of Henry David Thoreau, Walden,
and Walden Pond images, as well as the quote "In wildness is the
preservation of the world." Measures about 3 x 3.75 inches. From our friends at Marble Faun Books & Gifts.
Cape Cod (Best of Thoreau) - Henry David Thoreau
A classic edition of one of Henry David Thoreau's classic works. Contains all ten essays written about Thoreau's first three excursions to Cape Cod in southeastern Massachusetts. This is a quality reprint of the Thomas Crowell edition published in 1908. Includes illustrations by photographer, artist, and writer Clifton Johnson (1865-1940), who also supplied an introduction.
Sea Wolf Press, 2020. Paperback, 207 pp.
"Simplify" Stone Coaster
A stone coaster that carries the Thoreau advice to "Simplify." Measures 4 x
4 inches and has a cork backing.
Walden Pond Stone Coaster
A stone coaster from "Walden Pond, Concord, Massachusetts." Measures 4 x
4 inches and has a cork backing.
A John Brown Reader - John Brown, Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. DuBois, et al.
A collection of writings by and about strident antislavery leader John Brown (1800-1859). Contents: A lengthy selection of letters written by Brown ; "Letter to the Editor" / Victor Hugo ; "With a Rose" / Louisa May Alcott ; "The Portent" / Herman Melville ; "John Brown" / Ralph Waldo Emerson ; "The Last Days of John Brown" / Henry David Thoreau ; "John Brown" / Frederick Douglass ; "Osawatomie" / Carl Sandburg ; "John Brown's Prayer" / Stephen Vincent Benet ; "The Blow," "The Riddle of the Sphinx," and "The Legacy of John Brown," by W. E. B. DuBois.
Dover Publications, 2021. Paperback, 246 pp.
Blake Hill Naked Blueberry Spread (9.6 oz.)
A blueberry spread made of pure fruit and no added sugar. Tart, luscious wild blueberries are cooked in their own juice to create this deliciously fresh no-sugar jam. Perfect served over cheesecake or in fruit crumble. This 9.6 ounce jar contains 17 servings of one tablespoon each (35 calories each). From our friends at Blake Hill Preserves in Vermont.
Blake Hill Botanical Jam: Gooseberry with Elderflower (10 oz.)
Quintessential gooseberry jam infused with aromatic elderflowers. A super-fruity jam decadent in syllabub or over lemon sorbet. This 10 ounce
jar contains 14 servings of one tablespoon each (45 calories each). From
our friends at Blake Hill Preserves in Vermont.
General Maxims of Teaching - A. Bronson Alcott
Transcendentalist philosopher and educator Amos Bronson Alcott first penned his 58 Maxims for Teaching, By Which to Regulate the Instructor's Practice in Instruction in 1826. These collected words of wisdom and counsel guided his own
educational techniques and later informed his teaching practices at
Boston's Temple School. Includes a brief biography. A terrific gift for a teacher.
Applewood Books, 2020. Small hardback, 20 pp.
Walden and Civil Disobedience (Best of Thoreau) - Henry David Thoreau
A classic edition of one of Henry David Thoreau's classic works. Contains the full texts of both Walden and the essay, "Civil Disobedience." This is a quality reprint of the Thomas Crowell edition published in 1910. Includes illustrations by photographer, artist, and writer Clifton Johnson (1865-1940).
Sea Wolf Press, 2020. Paperback, 294 pp.
Henry David Thoreau Face & Beard Mask
Wear Mr. Thoreau's Galway whiskers with pride, as you practice social distancing! We asked our printer to adapt the 1856 Maxham daguerreotype into a typical face mask. This 100% polyester mask will offer you protection during the virus pandemic. Or, just wear it anytime to "be" Thoreau. What would he do? A Shop at Walden Pond exclusive piece.
All Honest Pilgrims: A Novel - Maria Valente (SIGNED)
Takes the reader on several journeys to Concord,
Massachusetts, specifically Walden Pond, with several characters all
interrelated but very different. Lucy is a chocolatier from New Jersey
who always tries to do the right thing and to see the good in people even
if it hurts her in the long run. Billy, her smart but complicated
lawyer husband, despises her optimism and is hell bent on making her as
miserable as he is. Rico, a biker, doesn’t look like a romantic, but
truly is one, as is evident by his relationship to Diana, whom he
literally brings back to life. Through her divorced years, Lucy
encounters Ted, who lost his soul, and Chris, a country
singer/songwriter from Lubbock, Texas, who comes to the pond searching
for something missing in his life.
Spanning the early 1980s through
9/11, to the 2020 pandemic, the threads follow these “pilgrims” who are united by
their love of Henry David Thoreau. His quotes guide and motivate the characters throughout their journey.
Lucia Nelson Publishing, 2020. Paperback, 225 pp.
The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country - Amanda Gorman
On January 20, 2021, Amanda Gorman became the sixth and youngest poet to deliver a poetry reading at a presidential inauguration. Taking the stage after the 46th president of the United States, Joe Biden, Gorman captivated the nation and brought hope to viewers around the globe. Her poem is presented here in a special edition, with a foreword by Oprah Winfrey.
Viking Press, 2021. Hardcover, 32 pp.
Transcendentalism Beverage Mug
A 16-ounce glass mug with handle. Imprinted on the glass is the definition of
"Transcendentalism:" 1."A philosophy based on the idea that divinity
pervades all of nature and humanity, asserting the existence of an ideal
spiritual reality that transcends the empirical and scientific and is
knowable through intuition."
2. "A literary and philosophical movement of the 19th century, which
developed around Concord, Mass., associated with Ralph Waldo Emerson,
Margaret Fuller, A. Bronson Alcott, Henry David Thoreau and others." Stands six inches tall. Perfect for the beverage of your choice. Cheers!