Shop at Walden Pond Reusable Cloth Bag
Save the planet by taking along your own bags! These cloth bags are durable and have flat bottoms so that they can stand up straight while holding your valuables. Each one carries The Thoreau Society logo and "The Shop at Walden Pond." Comes in navy blue with silver printing, or forest green with gold printing.
Walden Pond Path "Go confidently" Note Card - Marianne Orlando
A hand-drawn depiction of the familiar Walden Pond path, on the way to the house site, paired with the Thoreau paraphrased quote, "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams, and live the life you've imagined." Note card created by local artist Marianne Orlando.
Walden House "I went to the woods" Note Card - Marianne Orlando
A hand-drawn rendering of Thoreau's Walden house, with the quote "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." Note card created by local artist Marianne Orlando. Also available as a poster.
Crystal's Honey: Raw Wildflower
An 8.8 ounce glass jar full of 100% pure raw honey. It's unheated and unfiltered honey. From our friends at Crystal's Honey, Inc., right down the road in Billerica, Massachusetts.
"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.
The Great Outdoors Games & Puzzles - Helene Hovanec & Patrick Merrell
Bring the outdoors inside with 100 mazes, word games, picture puzzles, jokes and riddles, brainteasers, and fun-packed activities. Buckley the Beaver and Daffodil the Duck will help guide you in these adventuresome activities. A beginning puzzle book for ages 6 and up.
Storey Publishing, 2007. Paperback, 144 pp.
Soma Cube Wood Puzzle with Thoreau Society Logo
This soma cube contains seven pieces, which can be manipulated to make a cube in 240 ways. Additional shapes can be made, too. invented by Danish mathematician Piet Hein in 1936. Instruction sheet provided. Measures three inches square. Our cubes are laser engraved with The Thoreau Society cabin logo on one wood side. Wood grains and colors may vary. From our friends at Creative Crafthouse.
The Thoreau Society Stationery Set
This set contains 12 sheets of special Thoreau-related stationery, along with 10 envelopes. Each sheet features a Walden cabin scene at the top and a Thoreau portrait at the bottom. Each sheet is also watermarked with a faint reproduction of a letter written by Henry D. Thoreau himself, complete with his signature. Each sheet measures about 5.25 x 8.75 inches. What a special gift for the Thoreau fan! Exclusively designed for The Thoreau Society by our friends at the Marble Faun Books & Gifts.
House Foundation Markers at Walden Pond - Jigsaw Puzzle (100 Pieces)
A 100-piece jigsaw puzzle, featuring a Barbara Olson photograph of Thoreau's Walden house site. Includes the quote sign and the tribute cairn in the foreground. Did you bring a rock from home to put on the cairn? Finished puzzle measures 9 x 12 inches. Comes in a metal tin for easy storage.
"Walden Pond and Beyond" 2020 Calendar - Barbara Olson
A wall calendar (8.5" x 11" when folded) with 12 photographs of Walden Pond and other sites in Concord, including Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House. The photography is by local artist Barbara Olson. Each month features a quote by Henry David Thoreau that complements the photo. Beautiful photos!
How to Read Nature: Awaken Your Senses to the Outdoors You've Never Noticed - Tristan Gooley
When most of us go for a walk, our experience is dominated by the sense of sight. When Tristan Gooley goes for a walk, he uses all five senses to "read" everything nature has to offer. Here Gooley introduces us to his world -- where the sky, sea, and land teem with marvels. He shares 15 exercises to sharpen all of your senses. Soon you will make your own discoveries each time you step outside.
The Experiment, 2017. Hardcover, 168 pp.
Farm Anatomy: The Curious Parts & Pieces of Country Life - Julia Rothman
Here Julia Rothman offers an entertaining and informative visual tour of life on the farm. Her drawings, diagrams, step-by-step sequences, and dissections reveal everything from the parts of a milking machine and the anatomy of a pig to how to plow a field and shear a sheep. Much to discover!
Storey Publishing, 2011. Paperback, French flaps, 223 pp.
Walden Pond in Fall - Jigsaw Puzzle (100 pieces)
A 100-piece jigsaw
puzzle, featuring a Barbara Olson photograph of Walden Pond at the height of autumn color. Includes the Thoreau quote from Walden: "Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads." The mirror image of the water makes for some tricky puzzling. Finished puzzle
measures 9 x 12 inches. Comes in a metal tin for easy storage.
Little Women: Featurinhg Photos from the Film - Louisa May Alcott
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.
The Gift: How the Creative Spirit Transforms the World - Lewis Hyde
A life-changing defense of the value of creative labor. Drawing on examples from folklore and literature, history and tribal customs, economics and modern copyright law, Lewis Hyde demonstrated how our society -- governed by the marketplace -- is poorly equipped to determine the worth of artists' work. He shows us another way -- the alternative economy of the gift, which allows creations and ideas to circulate freely, rather than hoarding them as commodities. An essential book for anyone who has ever given or received a work of art.
Vintage Books, 2019. Third edition. Paperback, 435 pp.
Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction - Mary Ellen Hannibal
Mary Ellen Hannibal has long reported on scientists' efforts to protect vanishing species, but it was only through citizen science that she found she could take action herself. As she wades into tide pools, spots hawks, and scours mountains, she discovers the power of the heroic volunteers who are helping scientists measure -- and even slow -- today's unprecedented mass extinction. Citizen science may be the future of large-scale field research -- and our planet's last, best hope.
The Experiment, 2016. Paperback, 421 pp.
The Other "Hermit" of Thoreau's Walden Pond: The Sojourn of Edmond Stuart Hotham - Terry Barkley
In November 1868, a young theological student from New York City arrived in Concord, Massachusetts. Edmond Hotham had never visited the place before, and he immediately began preparations to pursue the "wild life." He met Henry Thoreau's friend, poet William Ellery Channing, who likely introduced Edmond to Ralph Waldo Emerson. Emerson gave the man permission to build his "Earth-cabin" on the Walden Pond property, as Thoreau had. This sojourn was the first and only time someone emulated Thoreau's experiment in simplicity at the initial site. Edmond built his house along the same shoreline as Thoreau's, and lived here for six months during the winter of 1868-1869. This book is the first lengthy study on Edmond Hotham.
Savas Beatie, 2019. Hardcover, 120 pp.
Henry David Thoreau: Bell Ringer for Justice - Donna Marie Przybojewski
Henry David Thoreau was a man of principle and integrity and was an advocate of social justice. He fought against slavery and injustice. His words still challenge us to live according to conscience and to act upon the principles of justice. He encourages us not to be complacent, but to become the change we want to see in the world. This book for young readers was written and illustrated by Donna Marie Przybojewski.
Streamline Publishing, 2019. Paperback, 58 pp.
How to Read Water: Clues and Patterns from Puddles to the Sea - Tristan Gooley
In previous book, Tristan Gooley helped us reconnect with nature by finding direction from the trees, stars, clouds, and more. Here he turns his attention to our most abundant -- yet perhaps least understood -- resource. He shares hundreds of techniques and observations distilled from his own adventures. Find north using paddles. Forecast the weather from waves. Decode the colors of ponds. And much more!
The Experiment, 2016. Hardcover, 393 pp.
Confluence: Harpers Ferry as Destiny - Dennis E. Frye, Catherine Magi Oliver
Offers a history of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, that is both sweeping and intimate. Discover the national dramas that have converged at this place. Slavery and the quest for freedom. War, expansion, and revolution. Natural disaster upon natural disaster, and the enduring human spirit that has refused to relinquish hope. Published in honor of the 75th anniversary of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Highly illustrated.
Harpers Ferry Park Association, 2019. Paperback, 225 pp.
"Simplify, Simplify" Water Bottle
A 17-ounce double wall stainless steel vacuum thermal bottle with a threaded insulated lid. Carries Thoreau's advice to "Simplify, simplify." Use for either hot or cold beverages. Please hand wash only, and do not put it into a microwave. Available in classic black or in sky blue. From the Adela series.
Wood Travel Chess Set with Thoreau Society Logo
A nice little travel chess set made of wood, complete with a lid for safe keeping. The pieces fit sturdily into the holes. Measures five inches square. Our copies are laser engraved with The Thoreau Society cabin logo on the top of the lid. Wood grains and colors may vary. From our friends at Creative Crafthouse.
Wood Dominoes Set with Thoreau Society Logo
A 28-piece double set of wood dominoes, contained in their own box with lid. Primary colors mark the spots. Set measures 7.75 x 5 inches. Our edition features The Thoreau Society laser engraved on the box lid. Wood grains and colors may vary. From our friends at Creative Crafthouse.