The Society's gift shops feature a number of publications that highlight life in Delaware including books that feature historic photographs, nature, and local history.

If you're looking for that special gift for someone who loves Delaware, the Society has a wide array of books that appeal to all ages.

Here are just a few books that we're very proud to say have been written by our own staff!

Forging Faith, Building Freedom
African American Faith Experiences in Delaware, 1800-1980

by Constance J. Cooper and Lews V. Baldwin


Forging Faith, Building Freedom

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Although these books are not yet available online, you can call to order any of the following:

Also by Constance J. Cooper
The Curtis Paper Company: From Thomas Meeteer to the James River Corporation, Published by The Cedar Tree Press, Inc. 1991
Rockford Tower, Published by The Cedar Tree Press, Inc. 1990
To Market, To Market, In Wilmington: King Street and Beyond, Published by The Cedar Tree Press, Inc. 1992

By Ellen Rendle, former Curator of Photographs and Maps
The Ghosts of Market Street Merchants of Yesteryear, Published by The Cedar Tree Press, Inc. 2007
Historic Photos of Delaware, Published by Turner Publishing 2008
Judy Johnson: Delaware's Invisible Hero, Published by The Cedar Tree Press, Inc. 1994
Images of America New Castle County, Published by Arcadia Publishing 2010
P.S. We Love You, Published by The Cedar Tree Press 1993


By Michele Anstine
Read House and Gardens  One Site, Many Stories by Michele Anstine
A beautiful souvenir book which tells the story of this beautiful property.

Delaware History magazine


Please call the Delaware Historical Society at (302) 655-7161 or the Read House & Gardens (302) 322-8411 or email us at if you have any questions.

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