The museum store offers a wide assortment of fascinating books on the history of Cowlitz County, Washington State, and the Pacific Northwest. We also have a great selection of children’s books, historic toys, coloring books, cookbooks, bookmarks, postcards, and more!

Local History

History is fascinating!
Buy a good book for yourself or as a gift!

They Came to Six Rivers: The Story of Cowlitz County by Virginia Urrutia
Cowlitz Corridor by John M. McClelland, Jr.
Cowlitz County: Then and Now by Dr. Travis Cavens & David Freece
Early Castle Rock & Northern Cowlitz County, Washington by Leland G. Jackson
History of Stella Vol. I by Stella Historical Society
History of Stella Vol. II by Stella Historical Society
Whistles: The Story of the Longview Fiber Company by David Wilma

From the Images of America Arcadia Series:

Longview by Dennis Weber with Karen Dennis and Sue Maxey
Kelso by George R. Miller, William R. Watson, and the Cowlitz County Historical Museum
Castle Rock by Vicki Selander
Kalama by C. Louise Thomas
Mount St. Helens by David A. Anderson
Washington’s Highway 99 by Chuck Flood
Railroads of the Columbia River Gorge by D.C. Jesse Burkhardt

Cowlitz Historical Quarterly

A wealth of local history can be found in The Cowlitz Historical Quarterly published by our Historical Society since 1959 on a variety of subjects related to our county. The current Summer/Fall 2020 issue is Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Roots in Cowlitz County. (Back issues are available upon request)

Young Readers

For our young readers, there are a wide variety of coloring, educational, activity, and chapter books on many topics! Native Americans, Lewis and Clark, nature and animals, the Oregon Trail, farms, pioneers, railroads, American history, and Bigfoot are just some of the subjects found in our store. Our varied selection of Dover coloring books offer detailed pictures with wonderfully descriptive captions. Crabtree books, including Bobbie Kalman’s various historical series, are some of the best informative illustrated children’s books out there.

Our toys include entertaining propeller “sky tops,” Jacob’s Ladders, drop spindles, nose flutes, and of course our merry bags of marbles that come with four pages of different games instructions to play with family and friends. We have die-cast pencil sharpeners, replica historical documents, Lewis and Clark expedition dolls, Advice from Nature bookmarks and magnets, fun rules, finger puppet stuffed animals, plus much more. Don’t miss the chance to come by and see for yourself!