About Grass River Books
Barbara Beattie, Proprietor.
Grass River Books is an online-only book dealership operating out of Sarasota, on the beautiful west coast of Florida.
Our bookstore name is a tribute to the magnificent Florida Everglades. A now-classic book by Marjory Stoneman Douglas, published in
1947, was poetically entitled The Everglades: River of Grass.
Douglas was the first to point out the beauty and importance of this unique ecosystem and natural
habitat, and of the need to protect it and save it from destruction. The title of her book is
significant because for the first time the Everglades was recognized as being not just a
stagnant swamp, but actually a river with moving water. Douglas devoted her life to
Everglades preservation and to educating the public about the abundant natural
resources and wildlife present there.
We are in process of building a separate page devoted to Marjory Stoneman Douglas's life
and work, and this page will also showcase the beauty of the Everglades and will provide
links for further information. Please check back soon!
Douglas published many fiction and nonfiction books and has also been biographied.
To see our selection of books by and about her, please click here.
Grass River Books focuses on offering quality used books on a variety of subjects, and carries fiction, nonfiction, and children's/young adult titles.
Our books have been hand-picked with an eye to such features as collectibility, subject matter, condition, scarcity, usefulness, and uniqueness.
We enjoy eclecticism and are constantly on the lookout for the unusual.
The great majority of our offerings are first editions, and we have a number of classic and signed books. We serve the collector as well as the
Areas of emphasis include:
Nature / Wildlife / Environment
Florida History / Floridiana / Everglades
Social Sciences / Culture / Travel
Writing / Authorship / Language Usage
Old Norse/Scandinavian Literature and Cultural History
Please browse through the catalogs. You undoubtedly will find something of interest to you. Additional books are added weekly. Domestic orders
consisting of multiple books will usually result in a savings in shipping cost.
Book Locator Service: If you are looking for a specific book or a book on a particular subject that we do not have in stock, we would be happy to
assist you by searching for it and obtaining it on your behalf. Simply contact us by clicking on "Offline search" link on the left side of any page;
or click on the "Contact us" link below; or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to assisting you.