Barbara Viser’s book Central Gardens – Stories of a Neighborhood, can be ordered through the Central Gardens Neighborhood Association website: Central Gardens Shop
South Front Antiques
Experience and own pieces of Memphis history by visiting South Front Architectural Antiques & Salvage, located at 374 S. Front St., Memphis, 38103. Shop South Front Antiques
Memphis Type History
Memphis Type History is a project by Caitlin Horton and Rebecca Phillips. They collect your stories and search out the rumor and lore behind Memphis’ greatest signs and best historical places. This is Memphis as Memphians know it. Are you a Memphis Type?
Independent Bookstores. Whenever I travel, I seek out any independent, used-book store I can find. Visiting these bookstores is one of the best ways to discover local histories, and to get a taste of local flavor. From Seattle to San Diego, San Francisco to Chicago, Fort Lauderdale to Providence, Martha’s Vineyard to Manhattan, I have visited probably over 50. Here in the South we have our fair share of these places of literary worship, of squeaky floors, of tranquil reading, of that warm musty scent of old bindings and worn pages. Here’s a terrific website of Southern authors, literature and resources, along with a listing of Independent Bookstores of the South.