Books About the Upper Peninsula
Books about the U. P.

A Guide to Michigan's Keweenaw Copper District by Lawrence J. Molloy. This updated version of Copper Country Road Trips is filled with Photographs, Maps, and Tours of the Keweenaw . . . Past and Present. Enjoy Keweenaw History From The Comfort Of Your Car. Guide book for tours of mainly mining locations, sites and ruins plus other historical sites. Includes maps, pictures, historical information and precise directions. Published and printed by Great Lakes GeoScience, Hubbell, Michigan. Available at Red Metal Minerals at Gitche Gumee Landing, 202 Ontonagon St. Ontonagon, MI 49953 or by mail order. $29.00 Price includes shipping. Phone: 906-884-6618 or E-mail:

Iron Mountain Iron Mine and Rock Shop. Wide variety of interesting rocks and minerals. Jewelry, books about mining, and many other interesting items. Open daily late May through mid-October. Located at the Iron Mountain iron Mine 9 miles east of Iron Mountain at W4852 Hwy US 2, Vulcan, MI. Watch for Big John, a 40’ miner welcoming you.  Take Hwy 141 to US-2, East on US 2 to Vulcan. (Worth the trip to tour this old iron mine) . Phone: (906) 563-8077

Quincy Mine Gift Shop: Part of the Keweenaw National Historic Park. The Gift Shop is filled with books, rocks & minerals, shirts, and a wide variety of interesting items with online ordering. Tours of the Quincy Mine Site include a Surface Only Tour, Surface Tour with Tram Ride, and the Full tour that includes a trip into the 7th level of the mine. The grounds are open to the public free of charge so stop by and visit this historic mine site and browse in the gift shop. Quincy Mine Hoist Association, 49750 US Highway 41, Hancock MI 49930. Phone: 906-482-3101

Red Metal Minerals offers books on the history and geology of copper mining. Located at U.P. Candle Company at Gitche Gumee Landing, at the north end of River Street in Ontonagon MI. 202 Ontonagon St. Ontonagon, MI 49953. Phone: 906-884-6618. Mail order. E-mail: All books are plus shipping charges

  • "Copper Country Road Trips" by Larry Malloy. Enjoy Keweenaw History form the comfort of your car. Price: $18.00
  • "Keweenaw Copper: Geology and History" by Theodore J. Bornhorst & Larry D. Lankton Price: $12.00
  • "Self-guided Geological Field Trip to the Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan," by Theodore J. Bornhorst & William I. Rose. Price: $30.00
  • "A Visitor's Guide to the Historic Quincy Mine" by Lawrence J. Malloy. Price $10.00

The Village Artisans of Garden Art Gallery is filled with fine arts and crafts created by Upper Peninsula Artists including books written by local authors. The Garden Art Gallery is open daily from Mid-May through Mid-October. Located between Escanaba and Manistique, 8 miles south of US-2. Turn south at Garden Corners on Highway M-183 to the town of Garden.



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