Books for Sale
Learn about the history of Greenwich from the interviews with people who lived it. Enjoy their memories of when Putnam Avenue was a dirt road, when a trolley would take people to Stamford, when the United Nations wanted to create their space in Connecticut, when the American Felt Factory was built next to the Byram River, and how the Greenwich Philharmonia evolved into the Greenwich Symphony.
Whether you want to read for yourself or give the gift of history to a friend, the Oral History Project has recorded many stories about people who were born here, moved here, lived here, or worked here. Greenwich has a lot of interesting stories, with memories dating back to the late 1800s.
We have books and transcripts documenting the old estates, farms, schools, life before the CT Turnpike was built (and after), Greenwich Point, the 1938 hurricane, the American Felt Factory, and many more, all told by people who lived through it.
Books and Interviews are Available for Sale
The Oral History Project has interviewed a thousand people who have lived and worked in Greenwich. They tell stories that will keep you enthralled. These are personal histories and observations that date back to the turn of the previous century, as told by the people who were actually there (here). Learn about how life used to be, or get the inside story about major events (e.g., the United Nations wanted to settle here!). Read about the evolution from one-room schoolhouses in different neighborhoods to the 3000-student high school on the Post Road. So much history, so many changes in Greenwich over the decades.
Whether you need a birthday gift, a housewarming gift, a birthday gift, or a book of memories of someone you knew or wanted to know, the Oral History Project has published books that are definitely the unique item you are looking for, We can guarantee these books have not been duplicated by anyone else.
Take a look at our Book Inventory (click on the black button above) and see all the topics that may be of interest.
Tod's Point, our most popular book, has been reprinted and is available for $18. To order your copy, please send a check to the address at right. If you prefer to pay with a credit card, click on the PayPal.com button at the bottom of the page.
Tod's Point brings the history and evolution of the town's crown jewel, Greenwich Point. This book includes excerpts from sixty-seven narrators and many photographs of our beloved waterfront town park.
This book can also be purchased Back 40 Mercantile, 496 Sound Beach Avenue, Old Greenwich, CT 06870.
Recently published books:
Junior League of Greenwich Sixtieth Anniversary, about the amazing service projects the JLG has brought to Greenwich, is priced at $25.
The Grace Notes Fiftieth Anniversary, an all-female a cappella group that shares the joy of music in Greenwich and surrounding communities, is priced at $20.
The Lady in the Portrait, on the life of Clementine Lockwood Peterson, is priced at $20.
The remaining books in our limited inventory are currently being sold at the greatly reduced price of $10.
If you are interested in purchasing a book from the Oral History Project, please contact the office by 203-622-7945 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To purchase a copy of a transcript, either printed on paper or copied onto a CD, the cost is $10, plus $2 per item for shipping and handling. If you would like multiple copies, please contact our office. Library sales are free of CT sales tax. To purchase a copy of a digitized transcript (sent via email), the cost is $10.
Sound files are not for sale. An appointment can be made to come in and listen to the audio files.
Please send a check or money order, made payable to the Oral History Project, to:
Greenwich Library Oral History Project
101 West Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830-5387
We can accept credit cards through PayPal. Instructions can be found by clicking on the PayPal Instructions button. And you can go directly to PayPal by clicking the PayPal button below. Please send us a copy of your completed transaction by email (to ensure a good paper-trail for both of us) and then we can send you the book(s) that you ordered, or you can pick up your order at the OHP office, which is located on the lower level of the Greenwich Library. Please call or email ahead so that we can arrange an appointment.