Roadside America: The Automobile and the American Dream

Books about Highways, Roads, and Roadside Features

Here is an alphabetical list of books about Highways, Roads, and "Roadside Features", both historic and modern, compiled by a librarian, that are currently available. Click on the image or title for additional information and availability (purchases are provided by The list is frequently updated; so check back often.


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[ Here is a separate list for Route 66 books ]

Books - A-N

Airstream: The History of the Land Yacht     Alabama Curiosities...     The Alaska Highway: A Portrait of the Ultimate Road Trip     The Alaska Highway: An Insider's Guide     Alaska Roadhouse Recipes:  Memorable Recipes from Roadhouses, Lodges, Bed and Breakfasts, Cafes, Restaurants and Campgrounds Along the Highways and Byways of Alaska and Canada

Along Some American Highways     America Bizarro: A Guide to Freaky Festivals, Groovy Gatherings, Kooky Contests, and Other Strange Happenings Across the U.S.A     American Diner Then and Now     The American Drive-In Restaurant

The American Gas Station     The American Highway: The History and Culture of Roads in the United States     American Road: The Story of an Epic Transcontinental Journey at the Dawn of the Motor Age     Americana Roads     America's Byways: All-American Roads

America's Most Scenic Drives: On the Nation's Highways and Byways (Life)     Arizona Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities and Other Offbeat Stuff     Arizona Road and Recreation Atlas     Back Roads to the California Coast...     Backroad Adventuring: In Your Sport Utility Vehicle

Best Backroads of Florida: The Heartland, Volume 1     Blue Highways: A Journey into America     The Boulevard Book:...     Burma-Shave: The Rhymes, the Signs, the Times     California Coastal Byways: 50 of California's Best Adventure Roads on the Coast     California Crazy and Beyond: Roadside Vernacular Architecture

Carchitecture     Classic Roadside Americana     Colorado Byways: 80 Road Adventures West of Denver     The Colossus of Roads:  Myth and Symbol along the American Highway     Connecticut Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities and Other Offbeat Stuff     Country Roads of Connecticut and Rhode Island: Drives, Day Trips, and Weekend Excursions

Country Roads of Missouri     Country Roads of New Jersey: Drives, Day Trips, and Weekend Excursions     Country Roads of New York: Drives, Day Trips, and Weekend Excursions     Country Roads of Vermont: Drives, Day Trips, and Weekend Excursions

Country Roads of Wisconsin: Drives, Day Trips, and Weekend Excursions     Crossing America: National Geographic's Guide to the Interstates     Cruise-O-Matic, Automobile Advertising of the 1950's     Cruisin': Car Culture in America     Curves on the Highways: A Self-Help Guide for Female Automobile  Adventurists

Diners, Bowling Alleys, and Trailer Parks: Chasing the American Dream in Postwar Consumer Culture     Diners: People and Places     Drive-In Movie Memories:  Popcorn and Romance Under the Stars     Driving the Pacific Coast: Oregon and Washington: Scenic Driving Tours along Coastal Highways

Driving the Pan-American Highway to Mexico and Central America     Economics of Urban Highway Congestion and Pricing     Engineers of Dreams:  Great Bridge Builders and the Spanning of America     Fantastic Filling Stations     Fast Food: Roadside Restaurants in the Automobile Age

A Field Guide to Interstate 95: The Travelers Companion to the History, Geography and Trivia That Lie Beneath the Nations Busiest Highway     Florida Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities and Other Offbeat Stuff     Florida History from the Highways     Florida Wild Flowers and Roadside Plants     Fodor's How to Take a Road Trip: Getting Organized Makes Getting There So Much More Fun

Fodor's Road Guide USA: National Parks of the West     Freeway Alternates     From the Grave: A Roadside Guide to Colorado's Pioneer Cemeteries     Gas Pump Collector's Guide     The Gas Station in America

Georgia Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities and Other Offbeat Stuff     Getting There: The Epic Struggle Between Road and Rail in the American Century     GM Intercity Coaches 1944-1980 Photo Archive     Googie Redux: Ultramodern Roadside Architecture

Great Iowa Touring Book:...     Greetings From The Lincoln Highway: America's First Coast-to Coast Road     A Guide to the National Road     Handbook of Highway Engineering     Hidden Highways Arizona : Discover Your Own Road to the Unexpected

Hidden Highways: Northern California: Discover Your Own Road to the Unexpected     Highway Buses of the 20th Century: A Photo Gallery     Highway Engineering     Highway Engineering Handbook     Highway 99: A Literary Journey Through California's Great Central
Valley     The Highway Revolution, 1895-1925: How the United States Got Out of the Mud     Highway 17: The Road to Santa Cruz

Highway 61: A Father-and-Son Journey through the Middle of America     Highway 61 Revisited: 1,699 Miles from New Orleans to Pigeon River     Highway 12 (UT)     Hill Country Backroads:  Showing the Way in Comal County     Insight Guide: United States: On the Road     Interstate 75 And The 401: A Travelers Guide Between Toronto And Miami

Iowa Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities and Other Offbeat Stuff     Jersey Diners     Kansas Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities and Other Offbeat Stuff     Lies Across America: What Our Historic Sites Get Wrong     Life Is Short, Pray Hard: Forbidden Fruit II: More Roadside Church Signs Across America     The Lincoln Highway: Coast to Coast from Times Square to the Golden Gate

The Lincoln Highway: Pennsylvania Traveler's Guide     Live Your Road Trip Dream: Travel For A Year For The Cost Of Staying Home     Lonely Planet Road Trip California Highway 1     Long and Winding Road: Discovering the Pleasures and Treasures of Highway 97     Looking for America on the New Jersey Turnpike     Looking for History on Highway 14

Lost America: The Abandoned Roadside West     The Lost Continent:  Travels in Small Town America     Lost Highways: An Illustrated History of Road Movies     Main Street to Miracle Mile: American Roadside Architecture

Maine Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities, and Other Offbeat Stuff     The Merritt Parkway     Michelin North America Road Atlas 2007     Michigan Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities and Other Offbeat Stuff     Minnesota Marvels: Roadside Attractions in the Land of Lakes

Minnesota Travel Companion: A Guide to History along Minnesota's Highways     Missouri Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities and Other Offbeat Stuff     The Most Scenic Drives in America     Motel America: A State-By-State Tour Guide to Nostalic Stopovers

The Motel in America (Road and American Culture)     Motorcycle Journeys Through the Southwest: You Don't Have to Get
Lost to Find the Good Roads     The Motorization of American Cities     National Geographic Guide to Scenic Highways and Byways [2001
edition]     National Geographic Road Guide to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks     The National Road

Native Roads: The Complete Motoring Guide to the Navajo and Hopi Nations     New Jersey Curiosities:...     New Mexico's Historic Places: The Guide to National and State Registers Sites: Adventure Roads Travel     The New Roadside America:  The Modern Traveler's Guide to the Wild and Wonderful America's Tourist Attractions     No Sleeping on Pavement: Silly Signs and Offbeat Stuff from America's Two-Lane Roads     North Georgia's Dixie Highway (Images of America)     Northern California Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff     Not the Highway Code:  The Unofficial Rules of the Road

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