Cost: $18, includes tax and shipping / handling
Do you believe in ghosts? If so, you'll love this book. If not, you just might after you read this book. Steve chronicles Louisville's famous ghost stories, from the Lady in Blue at the Seelbach Hotel to the ghost capital of the U. S.: Waverly Hills. As a historian, Steve seeks the facts behind these apparitions and does research to find out the truth of these tales.. At the end of each chapter, Steve provides the references where this information was obtained. So, whether you believe in ghosts or not, you'll like the history and color photos contained within this 100 page book.
Carriage Houses of Louisville
Distinctive Houses of Louisville
Modern Houses of Louisville
Historic Houses of Louisville
Cost: $25 per book, includes tax and shipping / handling
Steve has authored 4 house design books on Louisville. These 4 books are based on the fact that Louisville consistently ranks high as one of the best places to live in America. It was named the top livable city in 2012, 2008, and several other years over the past few decades.
To be a great place to live, there has to be good, desirable neighborhoods and the city has many such as Old Louisville, Highlands, Cherokee Triangle, Crescent Hill, Audubon Park, just to name a few.
And, within these great neighborhoods, there has to be good residences in which to live.
Thus, Steve and photographer Dan Madryga sought to profile some of the noteworthy houses in which to live within Louisville. And, thus 4 books were developed on different housing styles: Modern, Carriage, Distinctive, and Historic.
Each book is of the same format: hard cover, all color, and 100 pages (Modern Houses is 120 pages). And, they each sell for $25.
Below is a list of books authored by Steve Wiser. They feature Louisville-related topics. And, because of this, these books can only be purchased at locally-owned bookstores and giftshops. (They cannot be bought at national book chain stores.) Steve believes that since these books feature Louisville subject matter, that local businesses should benefit from these books. Also: most of these books are printed and / or produced in Louisville. All books are printed in the United States. Several of these books benefit local non-profits like "VIPS" (Visually Impaired Preschool Services receives all net profits of 'Distinctive Houses of Louisville' for example.)
If you cannot find these books at local bookstores (Carmichaels, A Readers Corner, Museum of Arts & Crafts giftshop, etc.), then email Steve at WiserAIA@Hotmail.com and he can either direct you to a store that does sell the book or he can ship you one.