Books About the Area

From history to books on style - we've got your local non-fiction titles right here! ^_^  You'll also find local items like games here.

Tracery: The Art of Southern Design By Paige Sumblin Schnell, Jean Allsop (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781617691553
Published: Stewart, Tabori & Chang - April 7th, 2015

Tracery was founded by Paige Sumblin Schnell in 2004 on two principles: that all aspects of design are interconnected, and that the visions and needs of the client are paramount. Featuring 19 homes from across the country, Tracery explores Schnell’s signature style and her talent for creating timeless and evocative interiors.

Rise and Decline of the Redneck Riviera: An Insider's History of the Florida-Alabama Coast By Harvey H. Jackson Cover Image
ISBN: 9780820345314
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Published: University of Georgia Press - March 1st, 2013

The Rise and Decline of the Redneck Riviera traces the development of the Florida-Alabama coast as a tourist destination from the late 1920s and early 1930s, when it was sparsely populated with "small fishing villages," through to the tragic and devastating BP/Deepwater Horizon oil spill of 2010.

Own this beautiful book and you will see the most stunning sunset photographs—all have been taken along Scenic Hwy 30A in Northwest Florida. Locals, tourists, amateurs and professionals have all captured the magic on these pages. Each image is accompanied by a quote from the photographer. As the light fades, memories are made! By the numbers: 128 pages, 11 x 7, soft back, 168 images and quotes from 135 photographers.

Rare Coastal
Dune Lakes are fifteen, dynamic, geological treasures—freshwater with
occasional saltwater exchange from the gulf—in Walton County, Florida.
This full-color, 112-page photo book reveals the beauty and rarity of
the lakes and surrounding communities along the Scenic Highway 30A area.
Author/photographer Ginger Jackson Sinton explores the beauty of the
lakes and the diversity of the ecosystems surrounding them. With an eye
for nature and the environment, she weaves personal anecdotes throughout
the photo guidebook. A “Sense of Home” in the subtitle is twofold:
habitats of native plants and animals and her own fondness for the
colorful locale along the Gulf Coast.

by Nic Stoltzfus

Coastal Dune Lakes: Jewels of Florida’s Emerald Coast is a full color, 132-page coffee table book showcasing 15 coastal dune lakes along the Gulf of Mexico in northwest Florida. Foreword by Cynthia Barnett.


SKU: fl_northwest


Visually stunning, insightful, provocative, and sometimes just plain fun, Florida's Northwest sends its readers on a journey of discovery through one of the most wildly scenic and environmentally fragile regions in the country. As growth catches up with the rest of the state, the authors, both long-time residents, encourage locals and visitors to plan their own road trip into the wilds of Florida's Northwest, using this book as a starting point.

DeFuniak Springs (Images of America) By Diane Merkel, Walton County Heritage Association Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780738554075
Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - August 25th, 2008

Serving as the seat of Walton County, DeFuniak Springs is one of the most picturesque cities in the Florida Panhandle. A surveying party scouting routes for the Louisville and Nashville Railroad discovered the area in 1881 and decided it was the perfect setting for a town. Named for Frederick DeFuniak, a prominent official of the railroad, the town of DeFuniak Springs was born.

Panama City Beach (Images of America) By Jan Smith, Rebecca Brown Saunders (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Jan Smith, Rebecca Brown Saunders (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9780738517001
Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - February 1st, 2005

Considered one of the world's most beautiful beaches for its sugar white sand and emerald blue-green waters, Panama City Beach has, until recently, remained one of Florida's undiscovered treasures.

Florida's Miracle Strip: From Redneck Riviera to Emerald Coast By Tim Hollis Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781578066278
Published: University Press of Mississippi - January 13th, 2004

Since World War II, tourists have flocked to Florida's northwest Gulf Coast and sun and fun spots at Panama City Beach, Fort Walton Beach, and Pensacola Beach. Every year those visitors number in the millions.

Rosemary Beach By Richard Sexton Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781589804036
Published: Pelican Publishing Company - May 1st, 2007

A visual narrative of this groundbreaking New Urbanism development in the Florida Panhandle. Designed by planning pioneers Andres Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, Rosemary Beach is a decidedly different community. Renowned photographer Richard Sexton became an advocate of Rosemary Beach, finding it a positive example of how future communities can become better and more stimulating places.