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  • Knitters of Needham book
    $22.00

    by Chaim M. Rosenberg and the Needham Historical Society (Arcadia Press, 2012). In the mid-19th century, Knitters from the Midlands of England brought their craft to America. Many settled in Highlandville (Needham Heights), giving the...

  • $15.00

    by Gloria Polizzotti Greis (Peabody Museum Press, Harvard University, 2006). In 1905, to the consternation of her family and in defiance of convention, the 48-year-old Duchess Paul Friedrich of Mecklenburg took up the practice of...

  • Remember Me To All the Friends
    $30.00

    By Janet M. Drake (Needham author!) In 1862, George W. Harwood of North Brookfield enlisted for three years with the 36th Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteers. This book is the collection of letters he wrote home. His...

  • Deja View Book by Robert Y. Larsen
    $20.00

    by Robert Y. Larsen (2017). For many years, Bob Larsen's editorial cartoons livened up the local papers and local conversation with his pointed and affectionate commentary on local affairs and local officials. Revisit some favorites...

  • Images of America
    $20.00

    Carol Johnson Boulris, Editor; with Henry F. Hicks, Pauline M. Attridge, and Elizabeth L. Rich (Arcadia Press, 1997). Needham's entry in the popular Arcadia Press Images of America series. Over 250 historic photos of the...

  • Baker Estate Ridge Hill Farms
    $10.00

    by Leslie G. Crumbaker (Revised edition, 1999). In the 1860s, William Emerson Baker retired from his sewing machine business with a vast fortune and purchased nearly 800 acres in Needham - the famous Ridge Hill...