Galveston’s Tree Carvings

Saturday, May 30th, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

tree-carvings-310wGalveston Bookshop will host a book signing on Saturday, May 30th from 3:00 to 5:00 PM for Joseph R. Pellerin and his new book on the tree carvings that sprung up all over the island after Ike.

Galveston’s Tree Carvings

The storm surge of 2008’s Hurricane Ike left thousands of mature island trees poisoned by salt water. Galveston’s Tree Carvings tells the story of how many of the stumps were preserved and sculpted into art pieces in a kind of homage to the stately glory of the magnificent specimens that were lost. The book is full of color photographs of the sculptures and historical details of the properties on which they stand.

Born in Galveston to 2nd generation BOI parents, Joseph R. Pellerin teaches history at San Jacinto College and operates the local sight seeing company, Historic Galveston Tours.

The book signing will be held at the store, 317 23rd Street in Downtown Galveston.

Posted in Meet & Greet, Signings
Galveston Bookshop
Book Signings Book Cover Image

Saturday, March 18th

The Counterfeit Prince
of Old Texas

By Lora-Marie Bernard
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Store Hours

Monday-Saturday 10-6
Sunday 10-4

(409) 750-8200

317 23rd Street
Galveston, TX 77550
Visa MasterCard Discover American Express
Gus the bookstore cat. 2002-2015
Email Newsletter
Sign up HERE for our email events newsletter. We publish about twice a month, and there's an easy unsubscribe link in every mailing if things don't work out for you.
WE HAVE VINYL LPs
Vinyl LPs
  • People always ask for Lovecraft and we never have Lovecraft so we ordered some Lovecraft. ,
  • We will be open Saturday until 4-ish and closed on Sunday 2/26 happy ,
  • Another Galveston original! ,
  • Trappist 1-F looks promising, but then again so does Earth from a distance. ,
  • Cartwright's history of Galveston has been our overall best selling title here since it came out. Best wishes to hi… ,