The bricks and mortar location of A Better Way is quite hard to describe in a few words. It is a GALLERY OF IDEAS and, of course, books.
My connection with books is life long: avid reader for the past 67 or so years, bookbinder, maker and restorer from 1974 until about 2000, bookseller from 1994 to 2016 and author from 2004 until the future.
It is a meeting place and a resource. The ideas are to be found in a small library of books about all the subjects that inspire me - the environment, government and the Constitution, alternative energy, and better ways to do everything. Anyone can borrow these books. There are a few duplicates which are for sale, and I can always find another copy of the other titles.
Other books for sale are ones authored and/or made by me, published or distributed by Whitehouse Publishing.
A BETTER WAY, Whitehouse Publishing, 2015, ISBN 978-933031-20-4
A look at how the future could be if we concentrate on system change, not climate change.
You can read a few excerpts here.
SPREAD IT AROUND. Going green through Garbage. Whitehouse Publishing, 2011. ISBN 978-1-933031-02-6
How we can save the earth, one compost heap at a time.
Bag Babies and the Secret of Civilization. Perpetua Publications, 2004. ISBN1-93301-54-9
For 8-12 year olds. Spoiler alert, the 'secret' is writing, and I am working on a sequel.
Ogham in Orkney. Perpetua Publications, 2004. ISBN1-93301-36-0
Also for 8-12year olds. Adventures on a Scottish island.
Bag Babies Save Civilization, 2017. The sequel. Here the kids persuade Congress that being nice to each other and the world is more important than anything else.
Make Paper. An introductory manual on how to recycle unwanted paper
Make Marbled Paper. An introductory manual on the ancient art of paper decoration
And a few very small, open edition books, mainly of interest to collectors of miniatures.
OPB (Other peoples books)
HISTORY OF THE CORNING PAINTED POST AREA: 200YEARS IN PAINTED POST COUNTRY. Thomas P. Dimitroff and Lois S. Janes. Bookmarks, 1991, ISBN1-93303-00X
LANDS OF THE PAINTED POST. John H. Martin and Phyllis G Martin. A history of the Corning-Painted Post area of upstate New York from the time of the Iroquois League, through the early settlers and up to the growth of industry in the valley.
GREEN LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL. Anna Edey. 2011. ISBN 978-0-9662349-1-6. Learning the art of living well without causing harm to our planet and ourselves.
To buy these books, stop by Bridge Street, call me (607-936-4732), send me an email (see below) or order online at www.elizabethwhitehouse.com/shop.
Also for sale are items recycled from other enterprises or upcycled - re-usable containers, greeting cards, bookplates, earrings, cellphone pouches, papier maché bowls and other odds and ends. All profits go to paying the rent.