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1. You can pick it up from my house use Contact form on this website. Cash only. 
2. WORDSWORTH BOOKS in Waterloo carry all Paul Langan books in print.
                3. AMAZON Worldwide and Kobo

Hespeler History Winfield Brewster
Hespeler History - The Authorized Winfield Brewster Collection

Released 11/10/2021


The Authorized Winfield Brewster Hespeler History Collection - Rare photos, new photos, vintage ads, map, and the three Winfield Brewster small books from the 1950s combined into one book. 

The Brewster books compiled are: Jacob Hespeler New Hope, C.W (1951), Hespeler Yarns (1953) and La rue de commerce - The Street of Business Queen Street, Hespeler Ontario (1954) Winfield Brewster wrote these publications in the 1950s but they deal with Bergeytown, New Hope and early Hespeler, 

Most of the book covers the period of  approximately 1830-1915, There are also two historical sections relating to the indigenous people who lived in this area also.

Classic Hockey Stories from Pulps Golden Era, 1930s-1950s

Release Date December 2nd, 2021

Classic Hockey Stories from the Golden Era of Pulp Magazines - 1930s-1950s. - Nine stories, novelettes, rink novels with a touch of Canadiana! Bonus two comics.

 Tales of Opera - Waterloo County/Region 1885-2020

Released: 09/23/2021

Berlin, Scott's, Preston Opera Houses 
Twin City Operatic Society 1948 
Mabel Krug - Community Activist and Opera Supporter 
Preston Operatic Society 
Gilbert & Sullivan Society 
Opera Singers from the Area 
Wilfred Laurier University Opera 
Kitchener-Waterloo Opera Guild 
Kitchener Waterloo Oktoberfest Operettas 
Raffi Armenian - Centre Opera Studio 
Opera Ontario - K-W Opera 
Kitchener Opera 
Vera Causa Opera and much much more! 
Guest writers - Leslie De’Ath and Dr. Ted Rhodes

Remembering Glen Christie
Remembering Glen Christie

Released (05/01/2021) All Net Profits go to Haven House - A shelter for women and kids fleeing domestic violence.


Christieville to Glen Christie history - 1922 - 1984
Memories from the former Glen Christie residents - 1999
Memories from the former children of Glen Christie - 2021
Numerous photos and aerial map of Glen Christie

Glen Christie was located north of Hespeler where the Highway 24 bends south of Kosseth Rd. With contributions by historian Marjorie Clark

Tragedy in Galt
Tragedy in Galt - The May 2nd 1956 CP Rail Crash

Released (01/27/2021)
Ronald Westworth Interview - Brakeman
William Hopkins Interview - Fireman
Ken Shillington Memories - Brakeman
George Nutkins Interview - Engineer
The Accident and Inquest Recommendations
Len Mills Interview - Fireman at the crash scene
Eyewitness Reports from The Evening Reporter
New Photos
Here is link to great YOUTUBE video of the crash.
Forgotten Monorails of Canada
Forgotten Monorails of Canada
Released (01/15/2021)
The definitive history of monorails built and proposed in Canada. Fascinating national history on monorails in Canada. Over 200 references. 132 pages, 55 images, 6"v9". b/w . 

Paul Langan's Out of Print Publications - 1999-2021


 1. Tragedy in Galt - The May 2nd, 1956, CPR Rail Crash Paperback – 2001
 ISBN-10 : 0968586775, ISBN-13 : 978-0968586778 -

2. Hespeler's Hidden Secret: the Coombe Orphanage, 1905-1947
ISBN-10 - 0968586724 (ISBN13: 9780968586723) pub. 2000 31 pages

3. The Miracle in Preston: The Story of the Preston Springs Hotel
ISBN-10 0968586732 (ISBN13: 9780968586730) pub 2000 26 pages

4. Remembering Glen Christie 27 pages pub 2001
ISBN-10 0968586740 (ISBN13: 9780968586747)

5.Forgotten Stories of the Railway pub 2002, 26 pages
ISBN - 0-9685867-5-9

Alternatives Denied - The $100,000,000 Highway 7 Fiasco
(2000 Compilation)

The provincial government announced recently they would move forward with the plan to build a new Highway #7 between Kitchener and Guelph.  A group of concerned citizens put together a book in 2000 about the fiasco. The project was stopped for two decades.

It is free to read and download this piece of historical community activism.  Here is the LINK to view or FREE download.

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