Miller Library Book Wish List

Miller Library Book Wish List

The good folks at the Elizabeth C. Miller Library have recently updated their book Wish List.  The library staff has combed through hundreds of titles of books, purchased some books within their budget, and put the remaining book titles on their Wish List. You’re invited to either buy one or more books from the list, or donate funds to enable them to purchase the books.

I perused the Wish List and found some fascinating titles. Most have been published in the past few years so they are not obscure antiques. Prices range from $12 to $60 with a few costing more. Here’s a small sampling of the list:

Discovering Welsh Gardens by Steven Anderton (Graffeg/Peter Gill & Associates, 2009)

The Rose by David Austin (Antique Collector’s Club, Ltd., 2009)

Outsiders: A Book of Garden Friends by Ronald Blythe (Black Dog Books, 2009)

Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer by Novella Carpenter (Penguin Press, 2009)

Green Flowers: Unexpected Beauty for the Garden, Container or Vase by Alison Hoblyn (Timber Press, 2009)

The Bizarre and Incredible World of Plants by Wolfgang Stuppy (Firefly Books, 2009)

Joe’s Urban Garden Handbook by Joe Swift (Quadrille, 2008)

The list also included a book that has to be one of my favorite titles, Yard Full of Sun: The Story of a Gardener’s Obsession That Got a Little Out of Hand, by Arizona writer and past garden show speaker Scott Calhoun (Rio Nuevo Publishers, 2005).  I mean really – can’t you just relate to that book title? What self-respecting gardener hasn’t allowed their obsession to get a little out of hand? I know my husband would certainly say I have.

If you have any of the books on the Miller Library Wish List gathering dust on your bookshelf, or simply want to put your mouse and credit card to good use and purchase some books for donation, know that you will be supporting a Northwest treasure, one of the finest botanical libraries in the county.  If you need more information, call 206-543-0415 or mail a donation to: Elizabeth C. Miller Library, 3501 NE 41st Street, Seattle, WA, 98195 or visit their website at – Janet

  • Marianne Binetti
    Posted at 08:40h, 27 August Reply

    Wow Janet this is really great – just wish I would have been following your blog sooner as I have given away the very book the Miller library has on the wish list! My local library has the review copy of Green Flowers but I will keep the Miller library in mind for future donations. Gotta love being a columnist – I get to review all the newest garden books. Now I’ll be eagerly waiting to review Debra Prinzing’s new book. Keep growing, Marianne Binetti

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