New Books - we have two new books for 2021

Dope, Fabric and Guts

True Stories about the earliest fliers as they invented the future


This book shares many essential and not-so-essential stories and photographs about early heavier-than-air flying machines and those pilots associated with them. Over time their flying machines would be called aeroplanes and still later, aircraft. The early successes of the Wright brothers and the French, Voisin brothers, quickly fade and their technological trailblazer status falter. Others took their place-making discoveries and advanced technologies to enhance aviation.


This book uses early postcard collections and vintage photograph images to share a perspective of those early flyers before WWI, as they created history. Each postcard or image has associated stories about the aircraft, its designer or pilot featured on the page. Both men and women early pilots are featured.


These fliers would invent their future, what we now call history. 

  • 170 pages with images and almost forgotten stories

  • Detailed bibliography

  • Limited edition, numbered 300 copies

Front cover of Dope, Fabric and Guts

Limited to 300 signed/numbered copies.

$32 - free shipping   

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270+ Things-to-do in Sherman, New Milford and New Fairfield, CT 

Looking for something to do with or without the kids? Maybe you are new to the area and
trying to get your bearings? Who knew there were hundreds of things to do within less than
a few hour's drive from here. Now, in its third edition, it provides a curated list of more than
270 really good places to visit, divided across 16 categories that might brighten your day. 

Did you know there was a World Heritage site within 90 minutes of our communities? How
about a 500-acre outdoor museum, where visitors experience large-scale sculpture and
site-specific commissions under the open sky. Of course, we need to taste the best ice cream and there are a few places the committee behind the curated list thought were the best. 



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Available in person at:

American Pie


The Old Store Museum and Gift Shop 


White Silo Winery

270 things to do Sherman cover

$15 - free shipping

Cover of Dope, Fabric and Guts book
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