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Whether you're looking for a Geneva Lake shore path guide, nonfiction books about the Lake Geneva area, novels by local authors, or design and lifestyle tips, we carry a variety of books that you'll love to read or give as a gift! Browse our selection online or visit the store to see more. Watch our Events page, as we host book signings throughout the year!

  Geneva Lake Shore Path Guides

Geneva Lake Shore Path Guide - 101 Historical & Contemporary Points of Interest
by Nei Turner Media Group
Item #: 79450
$8.00
Details: A full-color, pocket-sized booklet with trail information, estate history, and beautiful shoreline photography on Geneva Lake's shore path.
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Walk, Talk & Gawk - The Original Map & Guide of the Geneva Lake Shore Path
by Pat Groh and Chris Hauter
Item #: 2144
$10.49
Details: Plan a full day hike or short stroll along Lake Geneva's shore path. The original map and guide features seven separate walks, with distances ranging from 2-3.5 miles. Includes descriptions of shore path condition and difficulty, public access and parking information, and sites of interest.
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  Guides

Best of Lake Geneva: 100 Things To Do
by Nei-Turner Media Group
Item #: 64870
$12.95
Details: This new, full-color gift book showcases 100 different ways to explore the Geneva Lakes area, complete with a companion website with full details about each activity. Written by Barb Howell and Barb Krause; Designed by Ashley Duchemin, and from the publishers of At the Lake magazine.
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  Kid's Books

Chicago White Sox Activity Book
by Sourcebooks, Inc
Item #: 99744
$8.99
Details: Draw the White Sox logo, create your very own White Sox baseball card, decode secret messages, connect the dots to find a White Sox hidden image, solve baseball-themed mazes, and much more!
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I Love America
by Sourcebooks, Inc
Item #: 99434
$12.99
Details: Everything you love about America, all in one wonderful book! Children and parents alike will be delighted by seeing their favorite landmarks and landscapes, and will be inspired to adventure together in search of new wonders. Includes fun and friendly text to make a great shared reading experience.
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Milwaukee Brewers Activity Book
by Sourcebooks, Inc
Item #: 99745
$8.99
Details: Draw the Brewers logo, create your very own Brewers baseball card, decode secret messages, connect the dots to find a Brewers hidden image, solve baseball-themed mazes and much more!
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Whoo Is Ready For Bed?
by Chatterbox Publishing Co
Item #: 97779
$26.99
Details: Whoo is Ready for Bed is an interactive children's book that will positively reinforce a good bedtime routine. The book involves the child with a checklist of bedtime tasks and will end with a reward from a comforting and friendly owl.
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  Lake Geneva Books & Authors

1917-2017 One Hundred Years of White Sox Baseball
by Mark Pienkos
Item #: 111046
$15.95
Details: 1917-2017-One Hundred Years of White Sox Baseball: Highlighting the Great 1917 World Series Championship Team Local author and lifelong White Sox fan Mark Pienkos looks back at 10 decades of baseball on Chicago's South Side. This title blends history and personal vignettes to bring alive the 1917 White Sox team. Mark also gives his thoughts on great games and players in the one hundred years since 1917 at the crossroads of White Sox baseball located on 35th & Shields in Chicago. A “must read” for all baseball fans, especially ChiSox loyalists!
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A Grand Tale: The History of Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
by Nei-Turner Media Group
Item #: 97328
$24.00
Details: Most know Grand Geneva Resort for its world class accommodations, fabulous dining, luxurious spa, meticulously maintained golf courses, and so much more. But do you know about the resort’s interesting backstory? The recently published hardcover book chronicles the resort’s rich past with historic and new photography illustrating its humble beginnings as picturesque farmland, its years as the famed Playboy Club-Hotel, the resort’s period of decline, its eccentric recording studio days, and its transformation by the Marcus Corporation to the AAA Four Diamond Grand Geneva Resort & Spa.
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Black Point
by Patti Burke
Item #: 99433
$17.00
Details: Details: On a spring day in 1895, Lora Lockerby, fresh from Eugene Debs' Pullman Strike trial and troubled over her relationship with Clarence Darrow, arrives in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Thrust backward in time by a bicycle accident, present-day lawyer Jeremy Sloan lands in Lake Geneva on the same day. Jeremy must contend with being marooned in time and must find a way to rescue Lora from lake Geneva's worst boating disaster of which he has foreknowledge. All this while dealing with his own feelings of love for a woman from a hundred years in the past!
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Camps Of Geneva Lake
by Carolyn Hope Smeltzer & Jill Westberg
Item #: 97422
$21.99
Details: Get an inside look at 18 historic camps on Geneva Lake that provided education, activities, spirituality and community in a healthy environment away from the city.
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Distinctive Homes of Lake Geneva, WI - Revised 2nd Edition
by Glenn Hettinger
Item #: 62779
$54.00
Details: This book celebrates a special community and the creativity of the architects, homeowners and builders who appreciate excellent design. It features 56 distinctive homes on the shores of Geneva Lake, and is illustrated with over 700 color pictures. It is bountiful with remodeling, designing or purchasing ideas. Or, if you simply appreciate the beauty of fine residential photography, this book is sure to be a treasure for any connoisseur of fine homes.
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Geneva Lake Reflections
by Nei-Turner Media
Item #: 27832
$34.95
Details: "Geneva Lake Reflections: More Stories from the Shore" continues the story of life around Geneva Lake. Delve further into the grand estates and charming camps, the quaint cottages and short-lived, yet popular hotels built beside the waters. Learn how major and minor events in history impacted this area as well as its characters through an illustrated timeline, maps, brief biographies and personal anecdotes. Enjoy all this and more accompanied by remarkable imagery from private collections, as well as a wonderful array of archival and new photos.
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Images of America: Geneva Lake
by Carolyn Hope Smeltzer & Martha Kiefer Cucco
Item #: 77413
$21.99
Details: This title by Carolyn Hope Smeltzer and Martha Kiefer Cucco illustrates the early history of the communities surrounding the lake through scrapbooks, vintage photographs, and storytelling. The chapters in this book cover the history of people, places, pioneers, physical chores, and play at Geneva Lake. Families who have spent time at the lake for generations share enchanting memories, and those new to it can experience lake living years ago.
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Lake Geneva in Vintage Postcards
by Carolyn Smeltzer and Martha Kiefer Cucco
Item #: 78891
$21.99
Details: Lake Geneva was originally called Kishwauketoe by the Oneota tribe, a name meaning clear or sparkling water. Carved out by a glacier, this same crystal water has attracted residents and tourists for centuries, and continues to be a retreat for many in every season. Through a collection of vivid vintage postcards, authors Carolyn Hope Smeltzer and Martha Kiefer Cucco provide an overview of Lake Geneva's rich history, rendered in views of mansions, cottages, and camps, and in images of recreation, the surrounding towns, and, of course, Lake Geneva itself.
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Miracle Path
by Carolyn Gable
Item #: 29409
$18.95
Details: In 2008, Carolyn Gable, the owner of the mansion at 700 S. Lake Shore Drive, hired a muralist to paint a collection of quotations that have touched her heart and inspired her. In 2009, she added a simple podium that held a notebook and allowed visitors to the path to write anything they desired. Also added to the walkway was a brass bell with one very simple instruction - ring the bell to expect a miracle.
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Murder at the French Country Inn
by Clyde Deighton
Item #: 43313
$16.00
Details: "Murder at the French Country Inn" is a tale of modern crime in a town filled with echoes of the Roaring Twenties. The fictional plot that mirrors local gangster history at the Inn.
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Mystery at Black Point
by Saro Trading Company
Item #: 2495
$14.95
Details: It seems too good to be true when realtor John Benedict finally manages to sell the lakeside property that has been on his books for too long. Are the buyers, Cameron and Morgan Fossberg, as genuine as they appear? It isn't long before life changes for the Benedict family. Rumors of a mystery at Black Point quickly turn into a nightmare as what seem to be forces of darkness scare the Benedicts' daughter Molly, who is now working for the purchasers as a temporary cleaner and decorator. With the help of his local pastor, John Benedict comes to understand his family better, but at a price. A return of some characters from the "The Renegade's Wine" - plus some new ones - makes for a genuine mystery at Black Point. For new readers or old, this story has twists and turn to keep everyone happy."
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STONE MANOR: Otto Young, the Younglands & Stone Manor 1844-2015
by Ed Schwinn & Jim Davis
Item #: 107195
$17.99
Details: Authors Ed Schwinn and Jim Davis share the story of Otto Young and his family, who built the largest home on Geneva Lake, in "STONE MANOR, Otto Young, the Younglands & Stone Manor, 1844-2015." This title chronicles the building and history of the iconic Stone Manor.
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  Other Great Books

Distinctive Homes of Naples, FL
by Glenn Hettinger
Item #: 89125
$68.00
Details: This 224-page title is lavishly illustrated with over 700 full-color photographs of distinctive home exteriors and interiors. It features Fifty distinctive homes all located in Naples, FL, and celebrates a special gulf shore community and the creativity of the architects, designers, homeowners, builders and craftsmen who appreciate and pursue excellent design. The homes range from quaint to bold, cozy to grand, historic to futuristic, and urban to country.
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Joyce, Queen of the Mountain
by Joyce Selander
Item #: 43216
$16.95
Details: "At barely five foot five 110 pounds dripping wet, she ventured into the hand-to-hand, financial combat every day for thirteen years as the first woman to physically trade financial futures in the pits at the Chicago Board of Trade. In this memoir, she tells of standing toe-to-toe with five hundred shouting, sweating, testosterone-hyped male traders all trying to reach the top of the financial mountain. Through her work, Selander met diplomats and US presidents; dated secret service agents; and saw murder, mayhem, and a personal plot of overthrow the Taliban, and 9/11."
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Kathi's Cookie Chronicles
by Kathi Frelk
Item #: 83360
$24.99
Details: The book features stories of her cookies, faith and family, including Mary Perkins Bradbury, a 70-year-old mother of 11 who was tried, convicted and sentenced to hang as a witch in Salem, MA in 1692! Kathi also shares over 40 favorite recipes and photos of her decorated cookies that are sure to inspire you.
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Make It Beautiful
by Monica Pedersen
Item #: 56149
$35.00
Details: Lavishly illustrated and full of practical home-entertaining know-how, this book will appeal to everyone from first-time hosts to seasoned party-throwers. Author, designer, and HGTV host Monica Pederson will inspire and teach readers how to entertain at home with her exclusive insider tips. Her book shows readers how to create beautiful, innovative parties for a range of occasions and budgets.
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Wisconsin Supper Clubs: An Old-Fashioned Experience
by Perseus Distribution Inc
Item #: 68734
$35.00
Details: Author Ron Faiola is the critically acclaimed director and producer of the documentary by the same name. "Wisconsin Supper Clubs" is a resource for and about supper clubs throughout Wisconsin that includes beautiful photographs of the unique supper club interiors, proprietors, and customers, as well as fascinating archival materials. Also recorded in this book are the regional specialties served at these clubs.
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