The Dowagiac Area History Museum offers the following books for sale by mail order or purchase at the museum. If ordering by mail please include $3 per book for shipping and handling. Use this Book Order Form 2024 and return the filled out form along with your payment. At this time the museum can only accept check and cash for book purchases via mail or contact the museum at 269-783-2560 to purchase via credit card. 

“Identification and Dating of Round Oak Heating Stoves” $5.00

This book is a valuable reference for collectors in identifying and
dating heating stoves made by the Round Oak Company from 1892-1947.  Filled
with original drawings from the company’s catalogs.  Steven Arseneau, editor
(50 pages) 2002

 “Round Oak – A Good Thing from Doe-Wah-Jack” $15.00

Extensive newspaper research forms the basis of this book.  Details on the
stoves, the Round Oak Company, and the life of P.D. Beckwith, founder of
the company, make this a readable and informative reference book.  By
Leland Haines
(272 pages) 1994


“The Round Oak Stove People and Other Dowagiac, Michigan Personalities” $15 for members, $20 regular price

This book offers an in-depth look at Round Oak founder P.D. Beckwith, his family and other people associated with the 75-year history of the Round Oak Stove Company. This book also includes a history of early Dowagiac. By Barbara and Grafton Cook

“Dowagiac Stories: Windows to the Past” Volumes I and II  $40 for members per volume, $50 regular price per volume

These two volumes offer short histories on Dowagiac topics by long-time Dowagiac historian Stan Hamper. These books have been long out-of-print and are rare to find in circulation. Price is for each volume.