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Swamp Stories CD
By Kenny Salwey

16.00 plus shipping

By Dick Stahl
14.99 plus shipping

A new book of 36 illustrated poems about blufftop overlooks by Dick Stahl, the first poet laureate of the Quad Cities.

By Capt. Bob Deck

Softcover, 2010, 174 pages.
$16.95 plus $3.25 shipping. (USA)
6.875% sales tax in Minnesota.

Deck on Deck: Towboating in the Twin Cities

Let Bob Deck entertain and enlighten you with his stories about working on a towboat on the busy river in the 1970s and 1980s. He'll put you in the shoes of a Mississippi River deckhand.

“From practical jokes among the men to the beauty of lights shining on the water at night, Deck captures the spirit of work the rest of us rarely see.”

Mary Ann Grossman
St. Paul Pioneer Press

“Like Mark Twain and George Merrick before him — Deck paints a vivid and nostalgic portrait of a working life on the river.”

Mike Mosedale
reporter and river nut

Bob Deck's website

By Dean Klinkenberg

Quad Cities: Softcover, 2009, 128 pages. $14.95 plus $3.25 shipping (USA). 6.875% sales tax in Minnesota.

By Dean Klinkenberg

Lansing to LeClaire: Softcover, 2009, 360 pages. $19.95 plus $3.25 shipping (USA). 6.875% sales tax in Minnesota.

By Dean Klinkenberg

Driftless Area: Softcover, 2010, 376 pages. $19.95 plus $3.25 shipping (USA). 6.875% sales tax in Minnesota.


The Mississippi Valley Traveler Guides
By Dean Klinkenberg

Budget-conscious visitors will love these books. They're packed with ideas for what to do, where to stay, eat and hang out, and when and where to splurge.

Quad Cities Travel Guide, $14.95

Lansing to LeClaire Travel Guide, $19.95

Driftless Area Travel Guide, $19.95

Shipping is $3.25 per book, and Minnesota residents will be charged 6.875% sales tax.

Visit Dean Klinkenberg, the Mississippi River Traveler



2011 - Fifth Edition

The Little Tow-Watcher's Guide
to Towboats and Barges on the Upper Mississippi River

By Pamela Eyden

$7.17 Sale


Big River Carp T-shirts


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