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Book on Trenton's Storied Past Released Monday

Part of Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America series the book, "Trenton" was released Monday. The book was written by a local author for the the Trenton Historical Society.

A picture is worth a thousand words.

This phrase is especially meaningful today after Arcadia Publishing released the pictorial history book, "Trenton" written by local author Linda Mierzejewski for the Trenton Historical Society.

Trenton is now part of the publishing company's Images of America series, which also includes books on New York, Hollywood and Chicago -- to name a few.

The book has more than 200 vintage images and provides readers with a unique opportunity to reconnect with the history that shaped their community, according to an Arcadia release.

"This new title reconnects people with their past through vintage images – images that may even include you, your family and your friends," Leigh Scott, sales and marketing specialist for Arcadia Publishing, said in an email.

The book can be purchased on the Arcadia Publishing website, Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble for $21.99.

Using the resources of the Trenton Historical Society and the Trenton Historical Commission, files from the Trenton police and fire departments, and a myriad of other sources, this pictorial history by Linda Mierzejewski and Carol Hendricks of the Trenton Historical Society tells the story of Trenton from its founding in 1816 through the 21st century, according to the Arcadia website.

"We have not had a book on Trenton since 1983 and we thought we needed to have an updated book with different pictures and to showcase more of Trenton's history," Hendricks said. "Trenton has been around here for a very long time and there's probably some newer people in town that might not know how old Trenton really is."

Meet Linda Mierzejewski and Carol Hendricks at upcoming book signings (books will not be available for purchase at signing locations):

  • The Framery from 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 10 (pre-ordered book can be redeemed at this time)
  • The Framery from 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 18
  • Trenton Veterans Memorial Library from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 18

Contact Carol Hendricks for more information 734-676-4375 or carol.hendricks@trentonhistoricalsociety.org.

*This story was updated at 12:32 p.m. Tuesday.

michelle September 25, 2012 at 01:35 PM
Will books be available at the signings or do you need to get a copy ahead of time?
michelle September 25, 2012 at 01:43 PM
Oh, I found out that if you order from Arcadia you can get a 20% discount automatically. So it is $17.60. Currently Amazon wants $16.05. BN is still at $21.99
Nate Stemen (Editor) September 25, 2012 at 04:32 PM
Books will not be available for purchase at signing locations. -- NS
francene sanak September 28, 2012 at 04:39 PM
They told me they would be bringing copies to their signing at the Trenton Library to sell after their presentation. Thanks.
michelle September 28, 2012 at 05:59 PM
Thank you.

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