A Pocket Guide to Sauntering Is Here!

We just received delivery of Jack Phillip's A Pocket Guide to Sauntering, and the guides look great! This is actually the second version of the pocket guide, expanded to five panels from four and including the content from a bookmark Jack developed to accompany the first version. Because the guides are relatively small and lightweight compared to our normal book products, we're offering them in packets of five and ten, discounted from the cover price. Check them out when you get a chance.

The Sunflower Forest Is Imminent

We're excited to announce that William R. Jordan's ambitious and visionary book,

The Sunflower Forest: Ecological Restoration and the New Communion with Nature, first published in 2003, will soon be available on our website. For those who are interested in humanity's relationship to nature and who want to learn more about the ecological restoration environmental movement, this is the first book to read. Quantities will be very limited at first, but we're hoping a new supplier will solve that problem for us.

It may be stretching things a bit to include Jordan's book in our catalog, but the phrase "the sunflower forest" is straight out of Eiseley, one of Nebraska's noted nature writers, and on page 54 of Jordan's book, he references Eiseley, the sunflower forest, and The Invisible Pyramid

(No, we will likely not be carrying Torey Hayden's similarly named novel The Sunflower Forest. It doesn't appear to mention Eiseley, or Nebraska, at all. The sunflower forest, in this case, is apparently in Wales.)

Natural Treasures Is Here!

Books arrived this afternoon, so if you were waiting until they were in stock to order your copy of Natural Treasures of the Great Plains, now's your chance.

Submitting Your Book to Nebraska Book Source

At some point in the last five years I had hoped to update our submission process with a new document that would be available for download on this site. I had also planned to go through the few books that had been handed to me in one way or another to consider for the website. 

Our book design and custom publishing counterpart, Infusionmedia, has continued to expand to the point where me personally vetting each and every book for Nebraska Book Source is just impossible. That's a good thing. It also means some changes need to be made.

My apologies to all who have sent me a book to consider for NBS. If I still have contact information, I will be in touch, and we'll discuss possibilities.

For those authors and publishers who wish to submit a book for consideration, here are our new rules:

  • To be considered, the book must be about Nebraska, related to Nebraska, or be by a Nebraska author.
  • Our vetting process will no longer include reading the book; skimming is all we have time to do, if that.
  • We need one copy of the book to review. That book will then go into inventory to be sold if the book is accepted. Send the book to Cris Trautner, Nebraska Book Source, 140 North 8th Street #214, Lincoln, NE 68508-1353.
  • Expect a reply within six months. Yes, months.
  • We ask 45 percent of the cover price; the remainder goes to you. Payment will be issued either quarterly, biannually, or annually, depending on sales volume.
  • We will do our best to represent your book well, but we make no guarantee of sale. The best way to sell your book online is to promote it offline and in social media.

If you have questions, email me at

Second Edition of Bur Oak Manifesto Is Here

The reprinted books have arrived and look great! We'll be filling orders this week, so look for yours soon.