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Anti-Black Racism in America - Joanne Pope Melish 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.

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Blake Hill Wild Blueberry Preserves (1.5 oz.) Blake Hill Wild Blueberry Preserves (1.5 oz.)

A small sample of wild blueberry fruit preserves, sure to perk up your taste buds. From our friends at Blake Hill Preserves in Vermont.

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Blake Hill Preserves: Heirloom Apples with Maple Syrup (1.5 oz.) Blake Hill Preserves: Heirloom Apples with Maple Syrup (1.5 oz.)

A small sample from a collection of unique preserves infused with honey, liquors, herbs or spice. This one combines apples with maple syrup, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, and cinnamon cloves. I'm hungry already! From our friends at Blake Hill Preserves in Vermont.

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Blake Hill Gooseberry and Elderflower Jam (1.5 oz.) Blake Hill Gooseberry and Elderflower Jam (1.5 oz.)

A small sample of gooseberry jam infused with elderflower tea, sure to perk up your taste buds. From our friends at Blake Hill Preserves in Vermont.

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Blake Hill Classic Fresh Orange Marmalade (1.5 oz.) Blake Hill Classic Fresh Orange Marmalade (1.5 oz.)

A small sample of orange marmalade, made from Valencia oranges. From our friends at Blake Hill Preserves in Vermont.

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Blake Hill Raspberry and Hibiscus Preserves (1.5 oz.) Blake Hill Raspberry and Hibiscus Preserves (1.5 oz.)

A small sample of preserves, combining raspberries with hibiscus flowers. Yum! From our friends at Blake Hill Preserves in Vermont.

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Blake Hill Jalapeno Lime Spicy Chili Jam (1.5 oz.) 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.

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"Walden" Lucite Magnet "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!

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"Live Deliberately" Thoreau Quote Cloth Wristband "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.

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Walden Pond State Reservation Walking Stick Medallion 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.

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Thoreau - Walden - Wildness Collage Magnet 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.

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A John Brown Reader - John Brown, Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. DuBois, et al. 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.

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Blake Hill Naked Blueberry Spread (9.6 oz.) 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.

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Blake Hill Botanical Jam: Gooseberry with Elderflower (10 oz.) 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.

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General Maxims of Teaching - A. Bronson Alcott 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.

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Walden and Civil Disobedience (Best of Thoreau) - Henry David Thoreau 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.

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Henry David Thoreau Face & Beard Mask 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.

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The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country - Amanda Gorman 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.

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Little Women: Featurinhg Photos from the Film - Louisa May Alcott Little Women: Featuring Photos from the Film - Louisa May Alcott

Originally published in 1868. This classic has remained enduringly popular, becoming the inspiration for a whole genre of family stories. It tells of the March family: Marmee, who looks after her four daughters while her husband serves in the Civil War; and the girls Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy who experience domestic trails and triumphs as they attempt to supplement the family's small income. In the second part of the book (sometimes known as Good Wives), the girls grow up and fall in love. Highly autobiographical! This edition is interspersed with black-and-white photos from the 2019 movie.
Abrams, 2019. Hardcover, 468 pp.

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"This Is the Life:" The Diary of Jennie McLeod - Leslie Perrin Wilson, ed. "This Is the Life:" The Diary of Jennie McLeod - Leslie Perrin Wilson, ed.

Paints a vivid picture of the life and times of Jennie McLeod, a 20th-century college girl from the mill town of Clinton, Massachusetts. Author Leslie Perrin Wilson presents Jennie and her world through careful research, contextual narrative, and a richly annotated transcription of her 1914-1918 diary. Jennie's distinctive personality, her family, friends, studies, and aspirations, along with the presence of larger events in the background -- world war and woman's suffrage, in particular -- all come to life on these pages.
Moonglade Press, 2020. Paperback, 310 pp.

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When Winter Comes: Discovering Wildlife in Our Snowy Woods - Aimee M. Bissonette, Erin Hourigan When Winter Comes: Discovering Wildlife in Our Snowy Woods - Aimee M. Bissonette, Erin Hourigan

A colorful picture book that celebrates the joy of playing and exploring in the outdoor during the winter months and discovering the wildlife that abounds during this season. Includes cut-away illustrations to show what animals are doing, out of our sights.
Sasquatch Books, 2020. Hardcover, 32 pp.

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All Good Things Are Wild & Free (Thoreau Quote) - 1000-Piece Puzzle All Good Things Are Wild & Free (Thoreau Quote) - 1000-Piece Puzzle

This 1000-piece puzzle features an exclusive illustration by Dutch artist Valesca van Waveren and is inspired by Henry Thoreau's line from "Walking:" "All good things are wild and free." As you complete the puzzle, piece by piece, you may be reminded of the simple joys of being in nature. Notice the little things! Completed puzzle size is a little more than 26 x 18 inches.
Flow / Workman, 2020. 1000 pieces. Not suitable for children under 3 years of age.

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Nature Anatomy: The Puzzle (500 pieces) - Julia Rothman Nature Anatomy: The Puzzle (500 pieces) - Julia Rothman

Piece together a fascinating visual exploration of the natural world. Featuring illustrations from Julia Rothmanís best-selling book Nature Anatomy, this jigsaw puzzle will open your eyes to new ways of seeing earth and sky, flora and fauna. With each piece you put in place, natureís wonders unfold: the crystalline structure of a single snowflake, the different types of feathers on a bird, a constellation of stars. A distinctive blend of art and science, this sweeping study of the universe will delight, educate, and enlighten. Not suitable for children under 3 years of age.
Storey Puzzle, 2020. 500 pieces.

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In the Steps of Thoreau - Peter Tarr Macy In the Steps of Thoreau - Peter Tarr Macy

Inspired in 2001 by D. B. Johnson's picture book, Henry Hikes to Fitchburg, senior Groton residents Peter and Claire Macy set out to walk from Concord to Fitchburg. They took two days to do it. Peter shares their impressions and offers many color photos of businesses along the route.
Martin and Lawrence Press, 2020. Paperback, 50 pp.

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"All Good Things are Wild and Free" Hand-Burned Wood Ornament "All Good Things are Wild and Free" Hand-Burned Wood Ornament

Henry Thoreau's quote, "All good things are wild and free," has been hand-burned onto a smooth tree cookie. The reverse side gives his credit as "H.D.T." This natural and one-of-a kind ornament has been sealed with a polyurethane finish and includes a twine hanger. Measures about 3.5 x 3.25 inches, with a bark edge about half an inch wide. NOTE: Each wood ornament is unique. Current stock may not look exactly like the one pictured. Crafted in Massachusetts by Burning Woman.

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"Goodness in the only investment" Hand-Burned Wood Ornament "Goodness is the only investment" Hand-Burned Wood Ornament

Henry Thoreau's quote, "Goodness is the only investment that never fails," has been hand-burned onto a smooth tree cookie. The reverse side gives his credit as "H.D.T." This natural and one-of-a kind ornament has been sealed with a polyurethane finish and includes a twine hanger. Measures about 3.5 x 3 inches, with a bark edge about half an inch wide. NOTE: Each wood ornament is unique. Current stock may not look exactly like the one pictured. Crafted in Massachusetts by Burning Woman.

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"Our life is often frittered away" Hand-Burned Wood Ornament "Our life is often frittered away" Hand-Burned Wood Ornament

Henry Thoreau's quote, "Our life is often frittered away by detail ... simplify, simplify," has been hand-burned onto a smooth tree cookie. The reverse side gives his credit as "H.D.T." This natural and one-of-a kind ornament has been sealed with a polyurethane finish and includes a twine hanger. Measures about 3 x 2.75 inches, with a bark edge about half an inch wide. NOTE: Each wood ornament is unique. Current stock may not look exactly like the one pictured. Crafted in Massachusetts by Burning Woman.

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"Heaven is under our feet" Hand-Burned Wood Ornament "Heaven is under our feet" Hand-Burned Wood Ornament

Henry Thoreau's quote, "Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads," has been hand-burned onto a smooth tree cookie. The reverse side gives his credit as "H.D.T." This natural and one-of-a kind ornament has been sealed with a polyurethane finish and includes a twine hanger. Measures about 3 x 3.25 inches, with a bark edge about half an inch wide. NOTE: Each wood ornament is unique. Current stock may not look exactly like the one pictured. Crafted in Massachusetts by Burning Woman.

Our Price: $22.00
"Surely joy is the condition of life" Hand-Burned Wood Ornament "Surely joy is the condition of life" Hand-Burned Wood Ornament

Henry Thoreau's quote, "Surely joy is the condition of life," has been hand-burned onto a smooth tree cookie. The reverse side gives his credit as "H.D.T." This natural and one-of-a kind ornament has been sealed with a polyurethane finish and includes a twine hanger. Measures about 3 x 3 inches, with a bark edge about half an inch wide. NOTE: Each wood ornament is unique. Current stock may not look exactly like the one pictured. Crafted in Massachusetts by Burning Woman.

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"Tolerable Planet" Hand=Burned Wood Ornament "Tolerable Planet" Hand-Burned Wood Ornament

Henry Thoreau's quote, "What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?" has been hand-burned onto a smooth tree cookie. The reverse side gives his credit as "H.D.T." This natural and one-of-a kind ornament has been sealed with a polyurethane finish and includes a twine hanger. Measures about 3.5 x 3 inches, with a bark edge about half an inch wide. NOTE: Each wood ornament is unique. Current stock may not look exactly like the one pictured. Crafted in Massachusetts by Burning Woman.

Our Price: $22.00