Visitor Center Book Store

Location:
Shaw Nature Reserve entrance gate in the Visitor's Center
307 Pinetum Loop Rd. Gray Summit, MO 63039
(636) 451-3512

Hours:
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Shaw Nature Reserve and Missouri Botanical Garden Members receive a 10 percent discount.

We accept Visa, Mastercard and Discover.  We do not handle mail orders. 

Gift Shop and Bookstore

Shopping at the Shaw Nature Reserve Bookstore
Find the perfect gifts for the nature lovers in your life. Shaw Nature Reserve's Visitor Center has a wide selection of books for every interest and all ages. For more info please call (636) 451-3512.

The book store

The bookstore has a wide selection titles on nature and science for both adults and children.

There are beautiful hardback books for your coffee table and identification guides for your backpack. For adults, the subject matter runs the gamut: from the expected books on gardening and wildflowers, on Audubon and Thoreau, to books on early pioneers of mapping the earth and sky, books describing joys of beekeeping, living the rural life, birding, in depth study of the world of ants or how the Beaufort Scale for wind measurement was devised. The bottom line: nature is fascinating! We have a large selection of Golden Guides for children and laminated pocket guides to carry on your hike on topics like pond life, animal tracks, bugs and slugs, medicinal plants and more. We carry hardback children’s books (originally $14–$18) for $6–$8. This is a wonderful opportunity to stock up on lovely children’s books.

We also carry greeting cards printed from Edgar Denison’s watercolors of Missouri wildflowers at $2 each or a box of 10 for $12.

We sell most of the books published by the Missouri Department of Conservation.

There are also packets of seeds, harvested here at Shaw Nature Reserve, for sale at $1.50 a packet. Available species include various prairie grasses and flowers.

If you are looking for something in particular, you are welcome to check if we have a specific item. Call (636) 451-3512 x 6075.

We accept Visa, Mastercard and Discover.  We do not handle mail orders. 

Shaw Nature Reserve and Missouri Botanical Garden Members receive a 10 percent discount.