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Henry Beston's Cape Cod
(Signed by Don Wilding)

Now available through The Henry Beston Society -- the book about The Outermost House inspired the creation of the Cane Cod National Seashore -- Henry Beston's Cape Cod, written by Henry Beston Society executive director Don Wilding. Henry Beston's Cape Cod is 102 pages long, and includes previously unpublished photographs, many from friends and relatives of "Henry B." Beston and The Outermost House have left a legacy; Henry Beston's Cape Cod tells the story of how that legacy came about. Copies of Henry Beston's Cape Cod purchased through The Henry Beston Society are signed by Mr. Wilding. Price: $12.95 each, plus shipping and handling.

Henry Beston's Cape Cod: Meditations of the Outer Beach DVD
(A fundraiser for the Beston Society documentary film project)


Price: $25 each, includes taxes, shipping and handling.





This DVD of breathtaking scenics from the National Seashore marries a lyrical soundtrack with some of Beston’s most inspiring passages.

Bonus material includes sample HD video footage shot for the upcoming documentary Henry Beston’s Cape Cod: Inspiration for a National Seashore, plus interview segments with:

  • Bill Burke, Cape Cod National Seashore Historian;
  • Dr. Daniel Payne, Professor of English at State University of New York in Oneonta and author of an upcoming Beston biography;
  • Joan Anderson, author of the New York Times Best Seller, An Unfinished Marriage;
  • Jonathan Moore of Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, who worked on the legislation for the Cape Cod National Seashore with Senator Leverett Saltonstall.
  • Segments of footage from the Outermost House National Literary Landmark dedication ceremony in 1964 are also included.

On its Solitary Dune

soldune.jpg (30181 bytes)Published for Eastham's 350th Anniversary in 2001, this 32-page magazine tribute to Henry Beston and his literary classic, The Outermost House, is now available through The Henry Beston Society. Articles include rememberances of Henry by his friends, a pictorial tour through the Fo'castle, a look at Thoreau and Beston, and rare photographs. Written, edited and designed by Henry Beston Society Executive Director Don Wilding. Copies purchased through The Henry Beston Society are signed by Mr. Wilding. Price: $4.00 each, plus shipping and handling.


The Outermost House




The seventy-fifth anniversary edition of the classic book about Cape Cod, “written with simplicity, sympathy, and beauty” (New York Herald Tribune)

A chronicle of a solitary year spent on a Cape Cod beach, The Outermost House has long been recognized as a classic of American nature writing. Henry Beston had originally planned to spend just two weeks in his seaside home, but was so possessed by the mysterious beauty of his surroundings that he found he “could not go.”

Instead, he sat down to try and capture in words the wonders of the magical landscape he found himself in thrall to: the migrations of seabirds, the rhythms of the tide, the windblown dunes, and the scatter of stars in the changing summer sky. The result was a Cape Cod nature classic and an inspiration for the creation of the Cape Cod National Seashore. Price: $20 each, includes shipping and handling.


North Woods Walkabout: A Maine Odyssey
By Nan Turner Waldron

Nan Turner Waldron, best known for her book, Journey to Outermost House, followed up her 1991 Cape Cod odyssey by returning to her childhood roots in the deep woods of Maine. As J. Parker Huber wrote, "This memoir joins Nan Turner Waldron joins her with a luminous lineage of American woman nature writers. While seeking orchids in bogs, living alone aside a lake, meeting moose, she discovers her gifts of insight and intuition, the depths of her spirituality. The wisdom and ephipanies of her search illuminates ours." Price: $15.00, plus shipping and handling



Outermost House Map

If you ever wondered where Henry Beston's Outermost House was on the Outer Beach, then this map will show you where it was after it was first built, and where that locaton is now. Cape Cod artist Breten Bryden was commissioned by the Beston Society to create the map. On parchment paper or laminated parchment paper.

On parchment paper only: $4.95 plus shipping and handling (click icon below).

Laminated parchent paper: $7.95 plus shipping and handling (click icon below).

Literary Map of Cape Cod


This literary map of Cape Cod was provided to the Henry Beston Society as a fundraiser by Dr. Lawrence Shapiro, owner of the Inn at the Oaks in Eastham (formerly the Overlook Inn, where Henry Beston used to stay in Eastham). The map shows where literary greats, past and present, made their mark on Cape Cod and the literary world. .. Price: $15.00 each, includes tax, shipping and handling.


Outermost House Post Cards
(Photos taken by Nan Turner Waldron, author of "Journey to Outermost House")
Price: $1.00 each, plus shipping and handling

View of The Outermost House 1



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View of The Outermost House 2



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Henry's Favorite Corner



Click here for Postal Order Form

Payment and completed order forms should be mailed to
The Henry Beston Society, P.O. Box 407,
North Eastham, MA 02651
. Allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

P.O. Box 407, North Eastham, MA 02651. Phone: (508) 246-7242.
E-mail: henrybestonsociety@yahoo.com

BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Nita Wilding, Don Wilding, Jon March,
Robby McQueeney, Bob Seay, Tim Sweeney, Glenn Mott, Sheila Mott.


The Henry Beston Society, Inc., unless noted.


Beston Society co-founder Don Wilding tells the story of how the author of The Outermost House became the spiritual father of the Cape Cod National Seashore.




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