I sell books through North Coast Holistics, and it's one of the things I most enjoy doing. There's great satisfaction in connecting a person with a good or useful book. I don't carry a lot of titles, but those I do sell are carefully selected.
In keeping with North Coast Holistic's theme of "healthy solutions for people and planet," the books I sell fall mostly into two categories: green living and natural health. I don't have regular retail hours, but have opted instead to sell books at events like the community classes I've sponsored, or in person at appointments. I'm considering selling books online, as well. People in the Houghton-Hancock area can look at these books before buying -- often an advantage -- by getting in touch with me and arranging to drop by.
To give you an idea of what's available through North Coast Holistics, I've listed some of the titles I stock below. Whether you decide to get one of these from me or elsewhere, you can consider my carrying it an endorsement of the book.
Prescriptions for a Healthy House: A Practical Guide for Architects, Builders and Homeowners, by Paula Baker-LaPorte, Erica Elliott, and John Banta
Homes That Heal and Those That Don't: How Your Home May Be Harming Your Family's Health, by Athena Thompson
The Sick House Survival Guide: Simple Steps to Healthier Homes, by Angela Hobbs
The Homeowner's Guide to Renewable Energy: Achieving Energy Independence Through Solar, Wind, Biomass, and Hydropower, by Dan Chiras
Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings, by Jennifer Thorne Amann, Alex Wilson & Katie Ackerly
The Human-Powered Home: Choosing Muscles Over Motors, by Tamara Dean
Divorce Your Car! Ending the Love Affair with the Automobile, by Katie Alvord
A Road Runs Through It: Reviving Wild Places, essays edited by Thomas Reed Petersen
Public Health SOS: The Shadow Side of the Wireless Revolution, by Camilla Rees and Magda Havas
Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry, by Stacy Malkan
Naturally Clean: The Seventh Generation Guide to Safe and Healthy, Non-Toxic Cleaning, by Jeffrey Hollender and Geoff Davis
The Post-Petroleum Survival Guide and Cookbook: Recipes for Changing Times, by Albert Bates
The Eco-Foods Guide: What's Good for the Earth is Good for You, by Cynthia Barstow
The Veggie Queen: Vegetables Get the Royal Treatment, with More Than 100 Seasonal Recipes, by Jill Nussinow
Eat Safe: The Truth about Food Additives from Aspartame to Xanthan Gum, by Bill Statham
The Acid-Alkaline Food Guide: A Quick Reference to Foods and Their Effect on pH Levels, by Dr. Susan E. Brown and Larry Trivieri, Jr.
Yoga for Suits: 30 No-Sweat Power Poses to Do in Pinstripes, by Edward Vilga
Yoga in Bed: 20 Asanas to Do in Pajamas, by Edward Vilga
I'll review some of these books in future posts. In the meantime, don't hesitate to get in touch if you want to know more.