The books listed below are not necessarily in print. If not they may be available on loan or for reference at the St Albans Libraries or through the Inter-library loan service.

Childwickbury
by Christine Aitken
Childwickbury by Christine Aitken

If you want to know anything about the private Childwickbury estate you will find its entire history in this book.

ISBN 979-0-9567930-3

Please Sign Here
by Percy Corfmat
Please Sign Here by Percy Corfmat

The story of Percy Corfmat who came to live on the east side of St Albans. He was the hearing son of deaf parents, and his life's work to evangelise on behalf of deaf people everywhere is told in this book.
Out of print.

Fleetville
Edited by Brian Adams & others
Fleetville pubished by St Albans Museums

Through the resources of St Albans Museums we discover what has made this busy suburb of the city tick.

St Albans Museums

St Albans: a History
by Tom Doig
St Albans: a History by Tom Doig

A briefly-told story of St Albans; its stand-out feature being a number of period photographs in large format.

ISBN 1-90493-845-0

I'm Afraid He's Doing His Best
by John & David Sidnell
I'm Afraid He's Doing His Best by John & David Sidnell

The joint autobiography of twins David and John Sidnell who spent their entire careers as teachers and head teachers in a number of local schools.
Troubadour Publishing Ltd.
ISBN 978-1848765-726

The River Ver
by Jacqui Banfield-Taylor
The River Ver by Jacqui Banfield-Taylor

Subtitled A Meander Through Time, from source to confluence this is the story of a chalk stream and the people who have been associated with it.
Halsgrove Publishing.
ISBN 978-0-85704-160-9

Life on the Home Front
Edited by Jon Mein and others
St Albans: Life on the Home Front edited by Jon Mein and others

Turning the clock back over one hundred years the editorial team re-discovered how the people of the city continued their lives during the First World War.
St Albans & Hertfordshire Architectural & Archaeological Society.
ISBN 978-1-909291-74-4

St Albans: a History
by Mark Freeman
St Albans: a History by Mark Freeman

Mark's book, covering a full 2,000 years, shines because it gives as much weight to modern times as Medieval. Fleetville also takes its rightful place!
Carnegie Publishing Ltd.
ISBN 978-1-85936-139-9

Marshalswick
Edited by Brian Adams & others
Marshalswick edited by Brian Adams and others

A privately published booklet by Brian Adams, Clare Ellis, Elizabeth Gardner and Helen Leiper, telling the story of Marshalswick House and its estate.

ISBN 978-0-9558813-0-5

Milestones of 105 Years of Hertfordshire Scouting
by Frank Brittain
Milesstones of 105 Years of Hertfordshire Scouting by Frank Brittain

An updated version of Milestone of 100 Years …
Notable events in Hertfordshire's scouting world from 1908 to 2013.
Hertfordshire Scouts

Nick Allen & the Lost Boy
by Allen Nicklin
The Lost Boy by Allen Nicklin

A novel based on the growing up of a young footballer in a fictional St Albans in the 1960s.
Published by the author.
ISBN 978-1519262-011-8

Winning the Benevolent Cup
by Allen Nicklin
Winning the Benevolent Cup and Reaching First Base by Allen Nicklin

A further novel blending accounts of teenage life in a fictional 1960s St Albans.
Published by the author.
ISBN 978-148128-413-4

The Oaklands Story part 2
by Brian Cox
The Oaklands Story part 2 by Brian Cox

Part 1, from 1921 to 1971 by E C Pelham and now out of print, now takes the story forward from 1971 to 1996.
Published by the Institute and the Oaklands Association.
No ISBN available.

The Remarkable Trees of St Albans
by Kate Bretherton
The Remarkable Trees of St Albans by Kate Bretherton

This is the initial title which reminds us what outstanding individual trees and stands we have in and around the city.
Kate Bretherton.
ISBN 978-0-9567399-0

50 Golden Gardening Years
by Roger Aylett
50 Golden Gardening Years by Roger Aylett

The delightfully recorded story of Roger Aylett and the business he nurtured – and it wasn't just dahlias!
Burall Floraprint Ltd.

ISBN 0-903001-73-X

St Albans' Own East End volume 1
by Mike Neighbour
St Albans' Own East End volume 1 by Mike Neighbour

The first of two volumes telling the story of the east end of St Albans from the 1880s to 1960. Volume 1: 1880 to 1930. First edition out of print.
Mike Neighbour.

ISBN 978-0-9571691-0-4

St Albans' Own East End volume 2
by Mike Neighbour
St Albans' Own East End volume 2 by Mike Neighbour

The second volume telling the story of the east end of St Albans: 1931 to 1960. First edition out of print.
Mike Neighbour.
ISBN 978-0-9571691-1-1

Victoriana
by Tony Billings
Victoriana, a St Albans streetscape by Tony Billings

Subtitled A St Albans Streetscape, this is a tour around a number of Victorian buildings in various parts of St Albans.
Tony Billings.
ISBN 0-9548769-3-8

Tominey's City Ices
by Sharon Tominey
Tominey's City Ices by Sharon Tominey

An ice cream business begun in Italy and was then continued in Dundee and Durham – and we were fortunate that Tominey's City Ices pitched up, and remained in St Albans.
Sharon Tominey.
ISBN 978-0-9566630-0-9

Sopwell
by Sandy Norman
Sopwell: a History and Collection of Memories by Sandy Norman

Subtitled A History and Collection of Memories, the result of a community project led by Sopwell Residents' Association.
Sopwell Residents' Association.
ISBN 978-09567399-1-9

J H Buckingham
St Albans Museums
J H Buckingham: a Window on Victorian St Albans edited by St Albans Museums

Subtitled A Window on Victorian St Albans. This is the book with a window cut into the cover; illustrating works by one of the city's Victorian artists.
St Albans Museums.
ISBN 0-902781-0202

The First Battle of St Albans 1455
by Andrew Boardman
The First Battle of St Albans 1455 by Andrew Boardman

The feud between two families was played out on the streets of St Albans, and marked the beginning of the War of the Roses.
Tempus.
ISBN 0-7524-2983-3

St Albans 1650-1700
SAHAAS
St Albans 1650 – 1700 edited by J T Smith & M A North for SAHAAS

An intensive study of St Albans life over a short period of time. The result of a research group project by SAHAAS.
St Albans & Hertfordshire Architectural & Archeological Society.
ISBN 0-9542189-3-0

The Book of Colney Heath
Bryan Lilley
The Book of Colney Heath by Bryan Lilley

Subtitled Out of the Wilderness. Colney Heath from the time when the parish of St Mark was formed
Halsgrove Publishing.
ISBN 1-84114-159-3

Samuel Ryder
by Peter Fry
Samuel Ryder: the Man Behind the Ryder Cup by Peter Fry

The biography of the man who came to St Albans, launched a successful seed company and was behind the international golf championship with the cup named after him.
Wright Press.
ISBN 978-0-9539087-1-4

A History of St Albans
by James Corbett
A History of St Albans by James Corbett

The work of James Corbet relating an outline history of St Albans from Verulamium to the 1980s.
Phillimore & Co Ltd.
ISBN 1-86077-048-7

The Old Town Hall St Albans
by Chris Green
The Old Town Hall

The definitive story of the Old Town Hall (now St Albans Museum + Gallery) from its opening in 1832.
St Albans & Hertfordshire Architectural & Archaeological Society.
ISBN 978-0901194-20-6

Sky Fever
Geoffrey de Havilland
Sky Fever

The autobiography of Sir Geoffrey de Havilland and his pioneering experiences of flight and his eventual formation of the de Havilland Aircraft Company.
Softback edition by Airlife Publishing Ltd.
ISBN 13-978-1840371-48-2

St Albans in 50 Buildings
by Kate Morris
SA in 50 buildings

An exploration of the city through a selection of its most interesting buildings and architectural treasures.
Amberley Publishing
ISBN 978-1-4456-7739-2

The Remarkable Trees of St Albans Revisited
by Kate Bretherton
Remarkable Trees Revisited

Revisiting and updating the original title describing and illustrating a selection of wonderful trees in and around St Albans.
Kate Bretherton
ISBN 978-0-9927994-6-5

The City at War
by David Tavener & Peter A Taylor
The City at War

A tribute to nine players of St Albans City FC who lost their lives in the two world wars, and the background to the Club during these periods.
Published by SACFC
No ISBN available.

St Albans Architect Percival Blow
SAHAAS
Percival Blow book cover

Biography and work of St Albans architect Percival Cherry Blow, richly illustrated with examples of his buildings, most still standing.
St Albans & Hertfordshire Architectural and Archaeological Society.
ISBN 978-0-901194-22-0

From the Valleys to Verulamium
by George & Carrie Dunn
From Valleys to Verulamium

George left a Welsh mining village for St Albans. This is his story and that of his family.
The History Press
ISBN 978-0-7524-6508-1

The Pageants of St Albans
by Mark Freeman
The Pageants of St Albans

How the people of twentieth-century St Albans performed scenes from the city's past.
Regents Court Press, St Albans
ISBN 978-1-916308-40-4

Independency in St Albans
by F A J Harding
Independency in St Albans

Tracing the history of Independency in the city and the story of Spicer Street Church. Edited by Paul Nicholson.
Amazon Fulfillment.
ISBN 9781709110375

What you don't know would make a great book.
Sydney Smith