Nick Rosen |

Reading a book is so-o-o off-grid, especially if its a second-hand edition of Henry Thoreau‘s Walden, or Life in the Woods first published 150 years ago. This seminal text chronicling Thoreaus 2-year experiment in basic living is filled with transcendental observations which are even more timely now than they were then.

Look for several new anniversary editions, a paperback with an introduction by John Updike from Princeton University Press (11); a hardcover from Shambhala Publications ($25) with wood cuts by Michael McCurdy; or a glossy gift edition from Houghton Mifflin, priced at $28.12, a cent less than Thoreau spent on materials for his 10×15 foot cabin.

Walden: Or, Life in the Woods (Dover Thrift Edition)

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