The 3rd edition of the "Art of Splitting Stone" has arrived
This is a major update, the accumulation of fifteen years of new research. All of the chapters have new materials added. The 3rd edition has over 100 new illustrations. Available for $16 plus shipping
Powwow River Books is a small independent publisher publishing research books about stone structures and rock quarrying in northeastern United States. All of our books are printed in the USA.
Media Mail $3.50 plus $1 per additional boook
Priority Mail $7.50 plus $2.50 per additional book
International (Canada only) $20 plus $20 per additional book*
International $25 plus $25 per additional book*
* Please contact us for international orders of 2 or more books, sometimes we can quote you a better rate (depends on weight)


EBooks (via Google Play Store)

Stones of Dogtown & Beyond - Ebook on Google Play

Guide to New England Stone Structures - Ebook on Google Play

Milestones & Guideposts of Massachusetts - Ebook on Google Play




Media Mail $2.95 ($1 for each additional book)
Priority Mail $5.25 ($2.50 for each additional book)
Canada 1st Class Mail $16.00 (2+ books, please inquiry)
International 1st Class Mail $24.00 (2+ books, please inquiry)

Reviews of our Books

Steven Schuyler, Book Seller, has reviewed A Handbook of Stone structures, The Art of Splitting Stone, & Root Cellars in America. Click here to read his review. Mr. Schuyler specializes in books on the building trades and professions and his table can be seen at many of the historic preservation trade conferences like the IPT Workshop on Burlington VT July 22-24, 2015. He carries a number of our titles for sale.
2014 Catalog (PDF)