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 $5



"Beckett Explores Carlsbad's Past," by Susan Gutierrez and Ann L'Heureux $5


"Beckett Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Carlsbad," by Susan Gutierrez, Marje Howard-Jones and Ann L'Heureux' $5



"War time letters of Ray and Rose Rita Langen" -- December 1944 through April 1946 -- Compiled and edited by Joan Langen Fessenden ($15)


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
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Carlsbad, CA 92018-0252
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