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Home  – PreservationNorth Haven History News Release – Release Date:  December 1, 2014
Contact:  Tim Cannan, President,, 503-308-0500

Great Books that Should Be in the Library of All Preservationists

Looking for books for the preservationist in your life?  Or are you simply seeking to complete your office or personal library?  With the holidays around the corner, we have put together a list of essential publications that should be in the library of anyone serious about historic preservation – and they also make great gifts!

The books listed below, which are all available through (the largest independent bookstore in the US), will help you identify architectural styles and provide a comprehensive overview of policy and theories related to the preservation of the built environment.  All books listed below, as well as hundreds of other great books, are also available on our “Preservation Bookstore” on




Check out the Preservation Bookstore on, as there are hundreds of additional publications in a wide-range of topics related to historic and cultural resource preservation.  Topics include: Architectural History & Design; Architectural Tours; Building Restoration; Cultural Landscapes; Downtown & Main Street Revitalization; Historic Preservation Funding & Grants, General Resources, Laws & Policy; Historic Real Estate; Identifying Architectural Styles; Museum Management; National Park Service History; Researching House History; and Roadside Attractions.

Interested in having your publication listed on the Preservation Bookstore?  Please contact us or send a review copy to, 7017 N Alma Ave, Portland, OR 97203.  For additional details, please contact us at or by phone at 503-308-0500.

Note: receives a small portion of the proceeds from the sale of each book, which goes towards our preservation activities and building our own office library.

Founded in 1999, is a leading online resource for historic preservation, building restoration and cultural resource management in the United States & Canada. Our goal is to foster the preservation of historic buildings, cultural resources, and historic districts and public spaces by facilitating communication amongst historic preservation professionals, historic homeowners and concerned citizens. provides a wide-array of resources, including: Event & Conference Listings; Press Releases; Job Listings; Grants & Funding Sources; The Document Library; Educational Programs & Resources; Directory of Historical Societies, Museums, CLGs, SHPOs, & Downtown and Main Street Organizations; Historic Properties for Sale; Historic Tour Services; Historic Lodging (Hotels/Inns/B&Bs); Restoration Professionals Directory; the Preservation Bookstore; and much more!

Tim Cannan, President
7017 N. Alma Ave
Portland, OR 97203


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