Products & Merchandise: Publications
Find our guidebooks at your local bookstore!
- Malaprops Bookstore & Cafe, Asheville, NC
- The Screen Door, Asheville, NC
- The Folk Art Center, Asheville, NC
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Harnessing the Power of Big Buildings in Small Towns: A Handbook on Creative Reuse of Historic Structures to Boost Your Economy.
“Harnessing the Power of Big Buildings in Small Towns: A Handbook on Creative Reuse of Historic Structures to Boost Your Economy” describes in detail how small towns throughout Western North Carolina have revitalized their communities by rehabilitating large, historic buildings. The handbook explores the process of building renovations and seeks to help other communities answer challenging questions pertaining to project management, fundraising, and sustainability. HandMade’s Small Town leaders and their projects help answer these questions and create a roadmap for current and future projects. It will also guide other building reuse and rehabilitation projects so that they preserve a community’s history and heritage and also serve as a stimulus for job growth and economic development. Retail $24.95
The Craft Heritage Trails of Western North Carolina
With over 500 listings, the 356 page, full color, Craft Heritage Trails of Western North Carolina is the only guide you'll need to find hand-made crafts, artist's studios, galleries, bed & breakfasts, inns, historical sites, special attractions and notable restaurants in the mountains of Western North Carolina. 3rd Edition retail
Farms, Gardens, and Countryside Trails
Farms, Gardens and Countryside Trails of Western North Carolina is a full-color, glove-box size book that provides six auto loop trails off of the Blue Ridge Parkway through 21 counties in Western North Carolina. The book features gardens, farms, orchards, vineyards, pick-your-own operations, farmer's markets, retail nurseries with demonstration gardens, specialty growers, garden-related handmade craft shops, restaurants serving local produce, bed and breakfasts with garden areas, walking trails, natural attractions and heritage sites.
A map accompanies each trail with icons to mark the location of the sites. The Blue Ridge Parkway, otherwise noted in the book as "The Ribbon Garden," is the centerfold of the book and a common thread running through five of the six driving trails. Numerous "kid-friendly" sites are noted in the book as well. Pick up yours for
$19.95$14.95 at bookstores or by calling 828-331-4154
The Craft Heritage Trails of Western North Carolina and Farms, Gardens, and Countryside Trails -
Architectural Element Sourcebook
The Handcrafted Home Furnishing & Design Elements
A sourcebook of Western North Carolina craft artists for the design and building industries. A Craft, Architecture & Design publication. Retail $35.00
The HandMade in America Toolkit
A how-to guide for craft artists and design and building professionals about integrating craft into the practices of architecture and design. A Craft, Architecture & Design publication. Retail $10.00
Economic Impact of Craft in Western North Carolina
The Landfill Gas: Institute Publication
Agricultural Tourism: Asset Building and Marketing
A getting started manual on the latest niche market in tourism. This workbook contains the most relevant and necessary information for the novice and seasoned agritourism practitioner. It covers the tourism industry, telling your story, promoting and packaging your products, and evaluating your success. The interpretive use of the farm is limited only by the creativity of the farmer. HandMade's approach to an agricultural tourism manual a focus on the culture in agriculture.
Small Voices, Big Songs: A Story of American Renewal
The Small Towns Program is based on a program of mentoring, technical assistance, self-help, and learning from each other and from neighboring communities.
This process is further documented in our publication called Small Voices, Big Songs: A Story of American Renewal. The small town process is based on assets of each community, their heritage, resources, and strengths. Using this model, communities that have traditionally not had resources or seen themselves as advantaged, as well as those that have, can create an opportunity to learn, grow, and teach others about community revitalization.
Building Creative Communities, A Story of American Renewal
Track the successes of six Western North Carolina communities through a five-year revitalization process to promote their craft and heritage for sustainable growth.
Mapping Creative Communities: The Impact on Real Estate
This case study shows how Asheville, North Carolina determined the scope of its creative economies by mapping occupancy of businesses downtown.
Developing a Regional Trails Guidebook
Discover how your community can connect people and places for authentic experiences. An Institute publication.