Local Books

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.

SKU: 9780998914930

The founder of The Seaside Style® and co-founder of SEASIDE®, Daryl Rose Davis, shares the story of The Seaside Style®: how it was born and how it has evolved. From the beginnings of cultivating a community through Farmers Markets to growing five successful lifestyle stores. This beautiful collection of photographs and stories illustrate what makes The Seaside Style® and SEASIDE® such a special place to place to spend a day, a summer, or a lifetime. This hardcover book is available in two sleeve covers for readers to choose what best suits their style.

Tracery: The Art of Southern Design By Paige Sumblin Schnell, Jean Allsop (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781617691553
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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 III Jackson, Harvey H. 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.

Rosemary Beach By Richard Sexton Cover Image
ISBN: 9781589804036
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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.