Books about Scituate and its history have been popular among South Shore readers, says Peg Patten, owner of the Front Street Book Shop at Scituate Harbor.
Here are some examples:
■ “Sisters of Scituate Light” by Stephen Krensky and Stacey Schuett, a children’s book that recounts the tale of the Bates sisters, known for thwarting a British invasion in the War of 1812
■ “Scituate” (Part of the Images of America series) by the Scituate Historical Society, John J. Galluzzo, David Ball, Fred Freitas, Carol Miles
■ “Scituate, Massachusetts” (Then and Now Series) by the Scituate Historical Society
■ “Raising Scituate’s Spirits” by Kathie Mason Lee and J. Neal Gray; local residents tell of their encounters with ghosts.
■ “The T.W. Lawson: The Fate of the World’s Only Seven-Masted Schooner” by Thomas Hall. The story of the ship, from construction to its wreck near Sicily.
■ “Beauty, Strength, Speed: Celebrating 100 Years of Thomas W. Lawson’s Dreamwold” by John Galluzzo and Carol Miles. A look at the Lawson estate, which is just across from Scituate’s famous tower.
Books in which Scituate plays a part:
■ “South of Boston: Tales From the Coastal Communities of Massachusetts Bay” by Ted Clarke, a collection of vignettes from around the region
■ “Storms & Shipwrecks of New England” by Jeremy D’Entremont, Edward Rowe Snow, William Quinn; written and updated in the 1940s.