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A great selection of books about the Hudson Valley region and the New York Metro area. From travel guides to regional history, you'll find it here. 
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Celebrating Our Centennial : Beacon at 100 : 1913-2013
City of Beacon
City of Beacon
Price: $25.00
Member Price: $22.50

The Beacon Centennial Book celebrates our city?s past 100 years and highlights the people, organizations and businesses which have contributed in significant ways to our community.
Historic Beacon
Robert J. Murphy
Arcadia Publishing
Price: $21.99
Member Price: $19.79
Limited Stock: 3

Residents of Beacon, New York, are justifiably proud of a community that is rich in history and promise. In this exquisite collection of images, local historians Robert J. Murphy and Denise Doring VanBuren uncover the fascina...
 
Private Gardens of the Hudson Valley
Jane Garmey
The Monacelli Press
Price: $65.00
Member Price: $58.50

Private Gardens of the Hudson Valley surveys the majestic landscape that borders the Hudson River, an area rich in history and unique garden designs. The scenery, which encompasses riverfront meadows, craggy hills, and long o...
The Hudson Valley in the Ice Age : A Geological History & To...
Robert and Johanna Titus
Black Dome Press
Price: $17.95
Member Price: $16.16
Limited Stock: 1

With the Hudson Valley in the Ice Age: A Geological History & Tour, join Professors Robert and Johanna Titus on a tour of the Hudson River Valley and see this familiar region with new eyes?the eyes of geologists who see a hal...
 
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"The Glorious Scenery Must Ever Excite" : Nineteenth-century American Paintings
Geoffrey Platt Jr.
Boscobel Restoration, Inc.
Price: $12.00
Member Price: $10.80
Limited Stock: 2

The publication of this catalogue and the exhibit it supplements, "The Glorious Scenery Must Ever Excite: Nineteenth-century American Paintings of the Hudson Highlands", inaugurates the Exhibition Gallery at Boscobel House and Gardens in Garrison, NY.
 
  
25 Mountain Bike Tours in the Hudson Valley : A Backcountry Guide
Peter Kick
The Countryman Press
Price: $15.95
Member Price: $14.36
Limited Stock: 1

Few areas have more to offer the mountain biker than the Hudson Valley, with its scenic beauty, intriguing history, and abundance of trails, organizations, and facilities created expressly for wide-tire devotees.
 
   
36 Hours New York and Beyond, Pocket Size
NY Times
Taschen
Price: $9.99
Member Price: $8.99

 
  
A Hudson Landscape
special editions
William Clift
William Clift Editions
Price: $80.00
Member Price: $72.00
Limited Stock: 3

Black-and-white photographs of the Hudson Valley by William Clift. Prose Companion by Paul Kane. Printed in an edition of 3500, each signed by the photographer.
 
  
A Kayaker's Guide to the Hudson River Valley : The Quieter Waters--Riv
Shari Aber
Black Dome Press
Price: $16.95
Member Price: $15.25
Limited Stock: 3

Author Shari Aber leads the reader on thirty-three guided paddles in the heart of the Hudson River Valley-Dutchess, Orange, Ulster, Greene, Columbia, Putnam, Westchester, & Sullivan counties-through such magnificent waterways as Tivoli Bays - Constitution Marsh - RamsHorn-Livingston Sanctuary - the Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge - the Delaware, Wallkill, Tenmile, Croton, & Neversink rivers - and the Esopus, Wappinger, Otter Kill, Black, Stockport, Catskill, Bashakill, DuBois, Fishkill - Rondout creeks' plus thirty-seven Hudson Valley lakes, ponds and reservoirs. Meet bald eagles, blue heron, swans, and beavers on the "quieter waters" far from the noise, the traffic, and the madding crowds. Includes maps, photographs, tips on safety, and directories of outfitters and environmental organizations offering equipment, instructions, or guided tours.
 
   
Along the Mount Beacon Incline Railway
Gregory Bilotto
Arcadia Publishing
Price: $21.99
Member Price: $19.79

 
  
America's First River
Thomas S. Wermuth
SUNY Press
Price: $24.95
Member Price: $22.46
Limited Stock: 4

The Hudson River Valley Review has taken an eclectic and interdisciplinary approach to this important region, and its collection brings together eighteen of the best essays from the Review's first twenty five years of publication.
 
  
American Wilderness : The Story of the Hudson River School of Painting
B. Babcock Millhouse
Black Dome Press
Price: $25.95
Member Price: $23.36
Limited Stock: 5

More than 40 full-color reproductions of some of their greatest paintings illustrate this historical overview of the Hudson River School of landscape painting and the lives and works of artists Thomas Cole, Frederic Church, Asher Durand, Sanford Gifford, Albert Bierstadt, Jasper Cropsey, Worthington Whittredge, William Merritt Chase, Martin Johnson Heade, John Frederick Kensett, George Inness, and other American landscape painters who created a new-and quintessentially American-style of art in the early and mid-19th century.
 
  
Animals in Stone : Architectural Sculpture in New York City
Robert Arthur King
WW Norton
Price: $24.95
Member Price: $22.46
Limited Stock: 2

Companion to Faces in Stone, this is a gift-sized and attractively priced book for architecture buffs.
 
  
Bannerman Castle
Thom Johnson
Arcadia Publishing
Price: $21.99
Member Price: $19.79
Limited Stock: 4

For generations, boaters and train passengers have been mystified and intrigued by the sight of a castlelike structure looming in the Hudson River, near Fishkill. Bannerman Castle unveils the history of this site: an island arsenal, built to resemble a Scottish castle.
 
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