Wee Books

Friends of John Muir’s Birthplace Publications

Friends have produced a number of very readable, popular and affordable books. These are on sale in the shop at John Muir’s Birthplace.

We are also happy to send you a copy. Please write with your address and a cheque made out to ‘DJMA’ for cost of book plus £0.70 p&p (UK only) to: FOJMB Publications, c/o John Muir’s Birthplace, 126 High Street, Dunbar, East Lothian, EH42 1JJ.

Due to the high cost of postage to overseas destinations and bank charges for foreign currency, we are unable to send copies overseas

As a special offer, all six books can be purchased for £17.50. Members of Friends can also claim a 10% discount on all purchases.

John Muir Clifftop Trail

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John Muir’s descriptions of Dunbar’s dramatic coast are still recognisable today. This booklet follows a walk along the coast and clifftops between West Barns and Dunbar. It is filled with information and photographs of the views and their geology, history, flora and fauna which are so much a part of Dunbar’s landscape.

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Still Walking the World – Quotations from the writings of John Muir

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by FoJMB


A collection of some of John Muir’s most memorable quotations selected from books and letters spanning his lifetime. An enticing snapshop of the works of this “reluctant writer”

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John Muir – Close to Nature’s Beating Heart

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by Will Collin

by Will Collin £3.50

A concise account of the fascinating life of Dunbar-born John Muir (1838 – 1914), regarded by many as the ‘Father of the US National Parks’ and a founder of the world conservation movement.

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John Muir’s Dunbar – A Town Trail

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by David Anderson

by David Anderson £3.50

A completely new edition of the popular guide, illustrated with a map and contemporary photographs, which takes the walker, or the armchair reader, around John Muir’s Victorian Dunbar.

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A Scotchman Comes Home

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by Will Collin

by Will Collin £3.50

Published to celebrate the Year of Homecoming. Join Will Collin as he traces Muir’s only journey back to Dunbar and his homeland as part of his European trip of 1893.

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Walking the John Muir Way

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by Robert Russel

by Robert Russel £3.50

The latest addition to our ‘Wee Books’. ‘The John Muir Way’ is a guide to the 73k walk along the East Lothian coastline from Fisherrow in Musselburgh to Dunglass at the border with Berwickshire. Detailed maps of each of the five sections, how to access each section and what to do and see along the way. A necessary addition to anyone intending to do the walk or a particular section.

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