Make Your Holidays Historic!

Whether you’re buying for a loved one or yourself, you can’t beat the gift of a good book. And if you or yours enjoy Duluth history, we have you covered with a variety of titles and some great deals on book bundles. Click the cover to review or purchase each book.

New! Duluth: An Urban Biography

In one slim paperback, Zenith City publisher Tony Dierckins covers the entire history of Duluth—from the formation of Lake Superior to the 2019 mayoral election, just in time for the city’s 2020 Sesquicentennial. Each copy signed by the author.

Illustrated History Book Bundle, 33% off!

Together all four of our illustrated histories—Lost Duluth (architecture and industry), Crossing the Canal (Aerial Bridge), Naturally Brewed (beer brewing), and Duluth’s Historic Parks—retail for $96, but they are yours together for just $65. Click the graphic to order:

Glensheen Gift Set, 33% off!

Got a Glensheen lover on your list? Give them a virtual tour of the estate with Glensheen: The Official Guide, take them back in time with Historic Glensheen 1905–1930, and then fill them with mystery as they follow Marjorie Congdon Caldwell’s notorious deeds in Will to Murder: The True Story of the Killings at Glensheen. Together they retail for $65, but you can get them for just $40. Click the graphic to order:

Free Books for an Additional $5 shipping!

Purchase any single book from Zenith City Press and we’ll give you a copy of Duluth’s Historic Parks or Naturally Brewed, Naturally Better for just $5 to help us cover the additional shipping cost. Click any cover below for details:


  1. Julie Thrana Retica on November 27, 2020 at 12:22 pm

    Hi Tony,
    I would like to order a copy of An Urban Biography for my sister Karen who lives in CT. I would like you to sign it “To Karen” with a nice note similar to my book years ago “your grandfather is my inspiration…….” She has been going through cancer treatment and she and I plan to visit Duluth this coming summer and if/when that happens we would love to make contact with you.

    About 12 years ago I was working at the Grand Hand Gallery in St Paul. A woman came in and in our conversation I asked her if she was from the area and she said yes but originally Duluth. Of course I asked her where she lived in Duluth and she said 21st and Superior Street. Naturally I asked “which corner” and her response….. It is called the lion house!!!!!!! She went crazy when I told her my grandfather carved the lion. Fun.

    Thanks and Merry Christmas a bit early, Julie Thrana Retica
    Address: 5110 207th St North, Forest Lake Mn 55025

    • Tony Dierckins on November 27, 2020 at 12:26 pm

      Hi Julia! Ah, yes, the Crosby House! Go ahead and order the book and I will personalize the greeting for you!

  2. Tony Mitchell on November 27, 2020 at 1:39 pm

    I wish I could partake in your deals, but I have already have all of them, except “Crossing the Canal”. Soon I’ll complete my college. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

    • Tony Dierckins on November 27, 2020 at 3:40 pm

      Thanks for all the support, Tony!

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