WOMEN'S WORKS - I offer a wide variety of titles representing all kinds of subjects written by and about all kinds of women. Celebrating our accomplishments; supporting our efforts; and recognizing our many unique and varied styles. Subjects include Science, Technology, History, Sports, Travel, Politics, Biographies, Philosophy, Religion, Art, Hobbies, Cookbooks, Fiction, Mysteries & Thrillers, Science Fiction & Fantasy, and Children's and Young People's titles. I am delighted to also offer books written by other interesting people. The titles on my shelves include books for adults, children, students, curious adventurers, the young-at-heart and the serious reader. Whether it is simply a modern title you missed when it was first published; an affordable copy of a classic you've been trying to find; a scarce or unexpected title that tickles your interest; or an unusual topic that you want to know more about - just check my shelves, your books are waiting for you.
I offer new additions to my store and listings every week. My store will always have an interesting variety of books, focusing on different topics each month. I offer a wide choice in price and quality - from economical titles of all kinds to elegant leather bound volumes including Easton Press and Franklin Library, as well as signed and unsigned First Editions.
Current subjects include: African-America History; Americana & Westerns; Animals, Bugs & Other Critters; Archaeology & Anthropology; Art, Artists & Museums; Aviation & Flying; Biographies & Memoirs; Books about Books; Business; Charles Dickens; Classics; Cookbooks, Food & Wine; Crafts, Games & Hobbies; Ecology & Environment; Economics; Espionage & Spies; Garden & Horticulture; Government & Politics; History; Holidays; Magic; the Modern Library series; Mysteries & Thrillers; Native Americans; Philosophy; Poetry & Plays; Reference Books; Religions & the Sacred; Sciences & Technology; Ships, Boats & Sailing; Sports; Women's Works.
Just below Deborah Dewit-Marchant's cozy fireplace I have listed the link where you can find my books at Amazon.com - or you can go directly to my Amazon shop here -www.amazon.com/shops/elynslibrary.
African American History, Biographies, Writers - My personal tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and his Dreams. Overcoming obstacles and getting past our own prejudices are lessons all humans learn over and over and over and over again. Writers can include Booker T. Washington, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Lillian Smith, Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, Ralph Ellison, Colin Powell, Ossie Davis, Bill Cosby, Pearl Bailey, Whoopi Goldberg and many more as I discover them. For more information about Black Women's History you can start here - The National Archives for Black Women's History . http://www.nps.gov/mamc/historyculture/mamc_nabwh.htm
READING by Sir Edward John Poynter (English, 1836-1919)
Classics - Plato, Dante, Austen, Bronte, Twain, Seuss, Stevenson - the list on this one could go on forever!
READING ON THE TERRACE by Paul Gustav Fischer(1860-1935)
Gardening, Botany, Herbals, Horticulture, Flower Arranging......at least start dreaming and planning the perfect garden - loads of fresh vegetables and fruits; beautiful and abundant flowers; welcome shade trees - when the weather finally behaves and lets you get out there and get your hands dirty.Interesting article on Women in the field of Botany and Horticulture, titled "Flora and Femininity - Gender and Botany in Early America" by Sara Branson:.http://www.common-place.org/vol-12/no-02/branson/
Sports & Games - Baseball, Bicycling, Cards (Bridge, Backgammon, Poker, etc.), Chess, Fishing, Football, Golf, Hiking, Hunting, Mountain Climbing, Running, Skiing, Tennis, Water Sports, and many more!!! - whew! We sure work hard at our playtime, don't we?!A place to start reading about Women in Sports - all kinds of sports - with plenty of clickable links:http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0771262.html
ELSIE'S WORLD by Deborah De Wit Marchant 2005
Travel - Journals, Travelogues, Maps - plan for vacation, or maybe just dream a little....about trekking, or flying, or sailing, or riding or.....
Transportation - yeah, yeah - Planes, Trains and Automobiles and maybe donkey carts or space shuttles or sailboats or bicycles or railroads or maybe just your own footpower. A few Traveling Women who also enjoyed a healthy sense of Adventure. http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0768324.html
ELEGANT WOMEN IN A LIBRARY by Edouard Gelhay (b.1856)
Science - Astronomy, Biology, Botany, Engineering, Geology, Mathematics, Medicine, Technology - all those interesting whatever-ologies - things you may not have studied but always wondered about.The Women Inventors Index is a fascinating glimpse in to the past and how influential Women were on the comfort, safety and celebrations of everyday life.http://www.lib.muohio.edu/epub/govlaw/FemInv/invent.php?iname=Lum
Natural Science - environment, ecology- good for you and for the planet stuff. Women have been active in all of the Sciences throughout history, we just don't hear as much about them as we should. Here's a place to start: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women_in_science
Anthropology and Archaeology- didn't you ever wonder what possessed somebody to start digging a hole to find out about the past? Trowelblazers is a wonderful blog presenting interesting and unusual Women in the Fields of Anthropology and Archaeology. http://trowelblazers.tumblr.com/
THE ARTIST'S SISTERS by Carl Christian Constantin Hansen(1804-1880)
Kids books- most of these will be about and for kids to read and enjoy. There will be a few special collectibles - but the idea is to let kids read!I absolutely love Children's Books. Want to get lost for hours looking up today's extraordinary Children's Book Authors and Illustrators, or just trying to find some information on your half-remembered favorite writer from when you were a kid? Try starting here -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_children%27s_literature_writers
Animals - horses and cats, elephants and lions, whales and alligators, you get the idea!
Crafts and hobbies - knitting, quilting, coin or stamp collecting, furniture making, it's amazing what we all collect as a hobby!
MARILYN READING ULYSSES 1952 photo by Eve Arnold
Women's Works -all kinds of books by and about women. Celebrating our accomplishments; supporting our efforts; and recognizing our unique and varied styles. The University of Pennsylvania has put together an excellent site listing Women writers through time, starting from 3000 BC to just this year, from 132 countries - that's a lot of talent! Check it out here-
Biographies and Memoirs - all through history right up to our present media icons - the REAL stories of other people's lives. - These kinds of books are the ultimate "Reality" entertainment - and the perfect "Beach Books!"
WOMEN IN THE SENATE by Catherine Whitney 2000
American History, Politics and Politicians - this is about the time of year when political maneuverings begin for fall elections, so read about the past and hope for the future!Women in Politics in the US Congress, starting in 1917. Remember, Women didn't get the National/Federal Right to Vote until 1920 -http://www.infoplease.com/us/government/women-congress.html
World History -There are so many Women in History we've never heard of. The Virtual Library of Women's History is an incredible resource, it has more clickable Lists than almost any other Women's History site I've seen. To begin, you can start here. http://www.iisg.nl/w3vlwomenshistory/chronological.html
Wars, Soldiers, Spies -We always seem to have a War to discuss, fight at or die in, don't we?
APACHE INDIAN RODEO BARREL RACER on the 4th of July in Mascalero, NM circa 1988. Photo by Stephanie Simmons. From "A Pictorial Celebration of The American Woman"; Continuum Publishing; 1989.
Western Americana - Zane Grey, William MacLeod Raine, Stewart Edward White, Robert Service, etc., etc. - "thrilling tales of yesteryear..."
Native AmericanHistory, Art and Culture - Books by and about the incredible and fascinatingly diverse cultures that flourished and protected all of the Americas - prehistoric, historic and "modern".
From the Pow Wow.com website, Native American Women Leaders article:"Spider woman, Changing Woman, Corn Mother and all creation watch as the women come forward, one by one, sometimes softly and other times with full accompaniment. They take their seats or join in the assemblage where their trusted experience and their wisdom is sought.
These are the leaders, the teachers. Those whose voices merge into the flowing river of time.
FORBIDDEN BOOKS by Alexander M. Rossi (fl. 1870-1903)
Banned Books! - Celebrating the Freedom to Read - BANNED BOOK WEEKwas established by the American Library Association and this year will be celebrated September 22 to September 28, 2013. I make it a point to offer as many Banned Books as possible all through September (as well as all through the year). Read the list of Banned Books for yourself and try to figure out what all the fuss is about! Amazingly, Banned Book titles run the gamut from the Bible (too much sex and violence!) to Harry Potter (flaunting adult authority, encouraging witchcraft) - it all depends on who and what is doing the "Banning"! For more information click onhttp://www.ala.org/bbooks/bannedbooksweek
Cookbooks - time to start finding some new ideas on what to fix for dinner (or lunch, or dessert, or snacks, or holiday, or....). Wouldn't you be grateful to find a different way to do something with hamburger and/or chicken or vegetables? And don't forget the holidays are coming up - just what you need - an excuse to try out new cookie recipes! I'll have lots of cookbooks from all over the world as well as an interesting selection of regional cookbooks from various American and International locales. Thank goodness the blatantly inaccurate old saying that "men are chefs and women cook" has been blasted away as wrong, wrong, wrong! Women Chefs and Restauranteurs are actively and decisively changing the way we look at restaurant food. Les Dames d' Escoffier International is "a world wide philanthropic society of professional women leaders in the fields of food, fine beverage and hospitality..."http://www.ldei.org/
READING BY LAMPLIGHT, 1858 James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)
Mysteries - kids are back in school, take some time for yourself - and indulge in a favorite Mystery! Sarah Andrews, Nevada Barr, Jan Burke, Agatha Christie, John Dunning, Aaron Elkins, Earl Emerson, Earlene Fowler, Dick Francis, Martha Grimes, Elizabeth George, Sue Grafton, Tony Hillerman, P.D. James, J.A. Jance, Laurie R. King, John T. McDonald, Sara Paretsky, Margaret Maron, Marcia Muller, Elizabeth Peters, Julie Smith, Dana Stabenow, Josephine Tey, Dorothy Uhnak and Jacqueline Winspear are just a few of the authors who will be represented.
Thrillers, Horror - James Lee Burke, Patricia Cornwell, Catherine Coulter, Linda Fairstein, David Hewson, Alfred Hitchcock, Stephen King, Kathy Reichs, Anne Rice, Martin Cruz Smith and many more! To be read with the lights ON! A fun organization to find out what your favorite Mystery / Thriller writer is up to is Sisters In Crime - http://www.sistersincrime.org/
Halloween ideas - just what you need, more ideas to scare the neighborhood!
Supernatural, Astrology, Occult -Unusual, ancient and interesting ways to see the world and events around you!
SAINT CATHERINE WITH HER WHEEL 1470 by Taddeo Crivelli from the Gualenghi-d'Este Book of Hours (Italy)
Philosophy - What an amazing diversity of ideas we humans have created, it is fascinating to read the many different ways we all see the world around us. Women Philosophers have been part of our history since ancient times. A place to start if you have questions is: http://www.women-philosophers.com/
Religions -From Atheists to Buddhists to Christians on through Pagans, Protestants and Puritans, all the way to Zealots - there are so many ways that we each recognize and celebrate the Sacred. Whether the form is a book on paper or vellum; a scroll on leather or papyrus; a codex on leather or plant fiber; a carved wooden plank or statue; symbols stitched on a flag; patterned pigments tattooed on living skin; figures painted on canvas, plaster, wood or the walls of a cave; an incised and fired clay tablet; letters carefully incised on a stone slab - we all seem to recognize sacred words - no matter what form they take.
I can't think of a more volatile and controversial phrase than "Women in Religion". To explore some of this topic, courtesy of About.com: "Women and their role in religions of the world. From the ancient world to modern major religions. Saints, heretics, goddesses and ministers." http://womenshistory.about.com/od/religion/Religion_and_Women.htm
GARDEN OF PARADISE c. 1410 The Master of Oberrheinischer (German)
Christmas - Solstice - Hanukah - Hajj - Kwanza - or simply the return of the Sun -Special books for your Winter Season of Celebration - Religious or not - ideas, stories, beautiful bindings, one-of-kind and gift books.
Personalized Book Collections - does anyone on your gift list like to cook; garden; climb mountains; play golf; enjoy a particular time in history, are they fascinated by politics or the military; love reading biographies of old movie stars; plan to travel to someplace off the beaten path?A great way to recognize someone's unique skills, talent or curiosity is to put together a special Personalized Book Collection just for them!!Just send me an email and I'll be happy to put together some ideas for you.
As always, if you have any questions or are looking for special titles, just let me know.
EVENINGS AT HOME 2005 by Deborah DeWit Marchant
Deborah Dewit Marchant's pastels are perceptive and ethereal. She seems to love reading as much as I do. The quiet moment of reflection she captures in her evocative pastels make you want to reach into the picture and invite the person there to join you for a cup of coffee and some quiet - but intense - bookchat.
"Also a painter and a fine art photographer, Deborah has been an artist for more than twenty years. She lives and exhibits her work in the Pacific Northwest. Her illustrations, photographs, and notecards can be viewed and ordered on her Web site." www.dewit-marchant.com
Amazon - This is the site where you will find most of my books. A huge variety of books - both Fiction and Non-Fiction for adults, children and everyone in between! Featuring a delightful and intriguing diversity of subjects with lots of fun and unusual temptations included. Plenty of Mysteries; Science Fiction & Fantasy; general Fiction; Young People's and series books; fun and beautiful Children's Picture Books; unusual Biographies; intriguing History; everchanging and advancing Science; thoughtful Philosopy and Religion books; interesting and off-the-beaten-path Travel stories; Art and Artists of many kinds; and an eclectic mix of Cookbooks from the simple to the sublime. A surprising number are First Editions, with quite a few Signed Editions. Many of these will be in very affordable "giftable" condition. As with all my sites, if you don't see what you want just email me and ask (I may have it in stock and just haven't gotten it listed yet!)
If you can't find what you're looking for at these sites - please send me an email (just enter your email address; enter your comment or ask your question; then click the "SEND" button) and I'll respond as quickly as I can.