Books on Sale

"Windows on the Past: An Illustrated History of Carlsbad, California" by Susan Schnebelen Gutierrez, was written in 2002 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the incorporation of Carlsbad as a City. It updates the previous books on the subject.

This book measures about 8.75 x 11.25 inches and is 160 pages hardbound. It has numerous historical pictures and documents from Carlsbad.

We have this book on sale at the Shipley-Magee House for $12.


"A Taste of Carlsbad's Past," by Susan Gutierrez and contributors



"Beckett Explores Carlsbad's Past," by Susan Gutierrez and Ann L'Heureux


"Beckett Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Carlsbad," by Susan Gutierrez, Marje Howard-Jones and Ann L'Heureux'



The first book on the history of Carlsbad is available on line at the link below, by a kind gift from the Friends of the Carlsbad Library.

A History of Carlsbad (1961) by Jack Harmon


Life on a San Diego County Ranch by John Kelly (circa 1925) is available online thanks to the Kelly family members that made this possible.

Life on a San Diego County Ranch (~1925) by John Kelly -- PDF

Life on a San Diego County Ranch (~1925) by John Kelly -- HTML

Life on a San Diego County Ranch (~1925) by John Kelly -- HTML in Chapters


Carlsbad Historical Society
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 252
Carlsbad, CA 92018-0252
Phone: (760) 434-9189

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