For a while now I’ve been hankering for a good book. Nothing I’ve started has appealed to me, but now I happen to be halfway through two interesting books. They couldn’t be more different.


This book is a memoir about what it was like to live in rural Wisconsin in the 1930s and ’40s without…

"…Additionally, Wheel Fever (and much of the scholarship we encountered in researching our book) does not adequately take into account the question of disability. The literature on the sport’s history often assumes everyone who rode during the first boom came into the sport equally, assuming all cyclists shared the basic ability to ride a bike, and on the same terms. This was not (and is not) the case. Bicycling’s tremendous diversity deserves a greater commentary….” Read more on Jesse Gant and Nick Hoffman’s blog!

This Holiday Season and Small Business Saturday (let’s make that everyday!) support your local Independent Bookstore and local Publisher!

We’ve compiled a list and map of the Independent Bookstores* where you can find Wisconsin Historical Society press books. You can also search on MIBA’s google map (for Midwestern stores)and Indie Bound’s map.

Happy shopping (and reading!)

*You can also find our books at The Wisconsin Historical Museum, all of the Wisconsin Historic Sites, and many other fine stores!