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For busy teachers across the state, developing their curriculum just got easier. Missouri Gold Booksellers, a direct discount source for Missouri curriculum aids for K-12, now offers a free comprehensive mail order catalog and a new dynamic website to make finding the newest curriculum aids a breeze.

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"Our new comprehensive catalog and new website have one thing in mind," said publisher Brett Dufur. "We want to make it as easy as possible for educators to keep in touch with the many publishers out there publishing great Missouri books and teaching aids."

Though Missouri Gold has focused on promoting itself at conferences in the past, "We realize there are many more teachers and librarians out there who need a good resource for Missouri-related books. We hope our new expanded offerings make it easier for them to find what they are looking for," Dufur said.

Missouri Gold Booksellers, founded in 1990 by Bill Higdon of Columbia, offers educators more than 500 Missouri related books, videos, games, audio and CD tracks from more than 40 different publishers, such as the Missouri Department of Conservation, the University of Missouri Press, Children’s Press, Pebble Publishing, Aphelion Publications, and more. Missouri Gold Booksellers offers all of these Missouri books at discount prices.

"Think of it as one-stop shopping. Our motto is: From Missouri ghosts to Missouri government, Missouri Gold has every Missouri book you need. And I think that’s very accurate. Many times we track down out of print Missouri books—we just found several on Missouri government and a great hardback about the founding of Jefferson City. What happens many times is ‘one book publishers’ move away from Missouri or focus their energies on some new endeavor. When this happens, oftentimes educators out there don’t know how to keep ordering a book that really works for them. We make sure we offer all of those hard-to-find titles," Dufur said. "Let’s face it, teachers already have one of the hardest jobs in the world. It doesn’t ever get easier. The last thing they should have to spend their time doing is tracking down some obscure publisher just to keep their curriculum rolling along."

Dufur said his most popular titles include the 4th grade textbook Missouri Then & Now, published by the University of Missouri Press, and Heritage of Missouri, published by Emden Press. Other subjects run the gamut from books on Missouri mules to books about the Civil War, Laura Ingalls Wilder, westward expansion, Missouri history, and "some of the most obscure topics you can imagine. We live in a diverse state. That’s definitely reflected in our books. We have books about the New Madrid earthquakes, the crayfishes of Missouri, the fish of Missouri… nature and history are definitely hot topics. Jesse James, outlaws, and the Pony Express are also hot subjects."

Dufur said that Missouri Gold Booksellers was acquired by Pebble Publishing, Inc. after Higdon passed away. Dufur was proud to be able to "carry the torch" and continue Higdon’s tradition of offering the best Missouri books at the best prices. "Having Missouri Gold as a division of Pebble Publishing, Inc. just made sense. We were already publishing great Missouri books, and I am always on the look-out for great Missouri books, so now we can offer our customers 500+ Missouri books, instead of just 20," Dufur said.

Pebble Publishing, Inc. publishes books on Missouri history as well as popular guides to Missouri’s outdoors, including The Complete Katy Trail Guidebook, Exploring Missouri Wine Country, Show Me Mountain Biking and The Complete Guide to the Bed & Breakfasts, Guesthouses and Inns of Missouri.

Missouri Gold Bookseller’s Catalog of 500 Missouri related books and teaching aids may be ordered for free by calling the number below. Pebble books are available at area bookstores or by calling (573) 698-3903. Pebble Publishing, Inc. may be reached at P.O. Box 2, Rocheport, MO 65279. Pebble's website is

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Pebble books are available in the regional interest section at bookstores throughout Missouri. Pebble books can also be ordered directly from the publisher: online, by email, by fax, by mail and by phone.


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Order Pebble Publishing books... plus other great Missouri titles from publishers such as the Missouri Department of Conservation, University of Missouri Press, Falcon Publishing, Missouri Historical Society and many, many others. We sell a wide variety of books: guidebooks... history... videos... puzzles... curriculum and textbooks for K-12... maps... great Missouri music... and more!


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Phone: (573) 698-3903     Fax: (573) 698-3108

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2, Rocheport, MO 65279

Physical Address: 205 Central Street, Rocheport, MO 65279


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Directions to our bookstore: We are located near the Katy Trail, 15 minutes west of Columbia, just two miles north of Interstate 70. Take I-70 to the Rocheport Exit (Exit 115). Go north approximately 2 miles on Route BB. Go left at the "T." Go one block. Our bookstore is on the left (across the street from the Rocheport Post Office and Abigail's Restaurant.


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