Sandburg's Hometown
A Selected Anthology
by Barbara Schock (2024)
Just published...Now Available

Sandburg's Hometown: A Selected Anthology (Front Cover)


Sandburg’s Hometown: A Selected Anthology,

by Barbara Schock (CSHSA, 2024)

Now Available!



The Carl Sandburg Historic Site Association is delighted to announce the print publication of Barbara Schock’s Sandburg’s Hometown: A Selected Anthology.  The book was released in early March 2024.  It includes 145 of Schock’s original 401 “Sandburg’s Hometown” articles originally posted on our website over a 10-year period from 2013-2022.  Schock’s articles focused on the people, the institutions and issues that shaped late 19th-century Galesburg, Illinois, during Carl Sandburg’s boyhood.  Many articles were inspired by Sandburg’s autobiography Always the Young Strangers published in 1953.  Numerous historical images illustrate Schock’s entertaining and informative articles.


The publication of Sandburg’s Hometown was made possible in part by a grant from the Galesburg Community Foundation, as well as generous support from the late J. Michael Hobbs.  The book was edited by J. Richard Sayre.  All proceeds go to support the work of the Carl Sandburg Historic Site Association. 


How to get your copy! 

Sandburg’s Hometown: A Selected Anthology

is available for a total $23.97 [$21.99 + $1.98 (9% Sales Tax)] from:


The Visitor’s Center Museum Store at the
Carl Sandburg State Historic Site

331 E. Third St., Galesburg, IL 61401 (309-342-2361)


10% discount for CSHSA Members!
Site Hours: Thu-Fri & Sun: 1-5pm / Sat: 10am-5pm




  Also available locally from:

Wordsmith Bookshoppe

235 East Main Street, Galesburg, IL 61401 (309-351-7767)



More Order Options


Online:  Orders are accepted via the Association’s Square account:

                   Local Sales Tax (9%) is $1.98.  Shipping & Handling is $6 per book. 

Mail:     Carl Sandburg Historic Site Association, P.O. Box 585, Galesburg, IL 61401.

                   Make checks payable to: Carl Sandburg Historic Site Association

Email: with any questions...(i.e., shipping price adjustments for multiple copies)


Phone:  Call 309-221-5150 (Rick Sayre, Museum Store Manager)


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