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918 H Street SE
Auburn, WA 98002

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Auburn, WA 98030

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Phone: 253-288-7433
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The Museum Shop offers a variety of books on regional history, preservation issues, Pacific Northwest railroading, Japanese immigration and much more. Extensive stock with highly competitive prices include a not to-be-rivaled inventory of antique style toys, Northwest gift items, and children's books on themes mirroring those of the permanent exhibits. Museum admission is not charged for entering the shop. Remember the Museum Shop at gift giving and holiday times!

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Shipping Charges
$5 shipping for entire order (maximum of 10 books per order)

Order Books from the Museum Shop Online:


Thin Wood Walls
Thin Wood Walls
by David Patneaude
Thin Wood Walls is a powerful story of a boy who grows up quickly in a changed world. Eleven-year-old Joe Hanada likes playing basketball with his best friend, Ray, writing plays and stories, and thinking about the upcoming Christmas holiday. But his world falls apart when Japanese planes bomb Pearl Harbor. His country goes to war. The FBI takes his father away. And some neighbors in his White River Valley community south of Seattle begin to suspect Joe, his family, and all Japanese Americans of spying for the enemy.

Price $15.95



Shirakawa Shirakawa:
Stories From a Pacific Northwest Japanese American Community
by Stan Flewelling
Shirakawa details how the first-generation of Japanese immigrants to the White River Valley overcame waves of organized opposition to forge a viable, cohesive community. It is the story of their efforts to develop job opportunities, family support systems, cultural outlets, community organizations, and centers for worship and education.

Price $24.95


Auburn: A Look Down Main Street Auburn, A Look Down Main Street
by Josie Emmons Published for the City of Auburn Centennial, this is a comprehensive overview of history. With 110 pages, beautifully designed with many photographs, the book uses many other voices and anecdotes to tell history. This is the definitive history of the City of Auburn for its first hundred years.


Price $12.00


With Tongue In Cheek With Tongue in Cheek
by C. H. Malesis
This assortment of short stories taken from the historical accounts of the Auburn area is ribald and great fun. Connie (Constantine) Malesis is a vivid storyteller whose stories of loggers, railroaders and pioneers are so close to reality, that the people are sometimes identifiable.

Price $11.95


Blow the Whistle Softly Blow the Whistle Softly, Book II of Rail Tales Anthology
by Ruth Eckes
This book and the two others below are a series of short stories gathered from local railroaders of the Puget Sound area. Stories are credited to the teller, often with a photograph of that person.

Price $15.00



Whistles in the Night Whistles in the Night, Book III of the Rail Tails Anthology
by Ruth Eckes
This book and the two others in the anthology are a series of short stories gathered from local railroaders of the Puget Sound area. Stories are credited to the teller, often with a photograph of that person

Price $15.00


Call of the Rails

Call of the Rails, Book IV of the Rail Tales Anthology
by Ruth Eckes
This book and the two others in the anthology are a series of short stories gathered from local railroaders of the Puget Sound area. Stories are credited to the teller, often with a photograph of that person

Price $15.00



Women’s Voices from the Oregon Trail, by Susan Butruille, part of a popular series, this book tells stories, includes trail recipies, songs and experiences of the women who walked the Oregon Trail.

Price $ 14.95



Women’s Voices from the Mother Lode, by Susan Butruille.  This book, part of a popular series, includes lively text and informative illustrations that tell the story of women during the California Gold Rush.

Price $16.95




The No-No Boys Home Front  Heroes by Teresa Funke recounts a story of a fictionalized boy in the internment camps. No-No boys refers to those who answered no to two questions posed to internees to determin their ‘level of threat’. Appropriate for middle school and older readers.

Price $7.95



Lieut. W. A. Slaughter, Frontier Soldier, Forts and Blockhouses of the Indian Wars 1855-57, by local historian Joe Koch tells of the life and exploits of the man for whom the city of Auburn Washington was originally named.

Price $14.95



The Seattle-Tacoma Interurban Railway, A Journey into the Past a 45 minute broadcast quality program by legendary Interurban historian Warren Wing. CD

Price $ $21.95



The Seattle-Tacoma Interurban Railway, A Journey into the Past a 45 minute broadcast quality program by legendary Interurban historian Warren Wing. CD

Price $21.95



Puget Sound Georgraphy by T. T Waterman was first published in the 1910s. Editors Vi Hilbert, Jay Miller and Zamai Zahir translated Waterman’s placenames into Whulshootseed (native language) and enriched this remarkable text with additional ethnographical information. An amazing work ( no discounts available).

Price $75.95



A Pictorial Album of the History of the Japenese of the White River Valley is a book assembled  in 1986 by the White River Chapter of the Japanese American Service League, filled with hundreds of photos about the life of Japanese immigrants and their families in the Auburn and Kent Washington area.

Price $12.95


Northern Pacific’s Tacoma Dividion Line Changes and Stampede Pass to Portland are slide presentations at recent Northern Pacific Railway Historical Association meetings by BN retiree and rail historian Dave Sprau.  CD

Price $19.95


Northern Pacific Depots Across the System and Ashland Wisconsin to Moclips Washington are slide presentations at recent Northern Pacific Railway Historical Association meetings, by Fred High. The depot presentation includes 163 images of depots across the NP system. CD $19.95

Price $19.95


Gill’s Dictionary of the Chinook Jargon, a reprint of the original 1909 version.  Chinook Jargon was the roughly 500 word trade language developed using some Puget Sound native languages plus a bit of French and English. Skookum = Strong, Chuck = River. Some phrases have found their way into our daily language.

Price $16.95



Doing My Part, Home-Front Heroes, by Teresa Funke, tells the fictionalized story of a teenage girl during World War II, and how she becomes the wage-earner for her family. Appropriate for midde school and older readers.

Price $ 7.95


Dancing in Combat Boots and Other Stories of American Women in World War II, by Teresa Funkt. Elevan fictionalized stories tell of women’s role in World War II. Appropriate for middle school and older readers.

Price $12.95


Bones Beneath our Feet, a historical novel of the Puget Sound area, by Michael Schein tells the fictionalized story of the ‘Bostons’ (caucasions) arrival and affects on the First Peoples of the Puget Sound region.

Price $16.95


A Time Before Slaughter, an epic poem by Paul E. Nelson.  History of the area once known as Slaughter Washington Territory, now Auburn, Washington State revealed by poem, legend and story.  141 pages

Price $12.95