Watch City History
One Little Book at a Time
From the Waltham Mills to the Waltham Watch Company, from Emerson's first sermons to the first commercially published book by an African American in North America, Waltham has been home to among the richest histories of any city in America.
Back Pages Books is steadily bringing these lost histories back to life in small books and pamphlets. With one click, you can receive four books on the history of Waltham each year, beginning with "A Model Factory in a Model City", John Swinton's 1887 booklet on the daily operations of the Waltham Watch Factory. Each quarter, you'll receive a new book highlighting another fascinating facet of the city's history.