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Guidon Books has been located in Scottsdale, Arizona since 1964 and has an extensive collection of new and out of print books on the American Civil War and Western Americana. We also have large Lincoln and Custer Collections and another section devoted to American Indian History, Arts and Crafts.

Guidon Books
7109 E. 2nd Street (corner of Marshall & Second)
Scottsdale, Arizona 85251

Hours: 10 am - 5 pm Monday - Saturday

Shelly Dudley --Proprietor
Phone: (480) 945-8811
Fax: (480) 946-0521

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We invite you to browse through our store to locate that hard-to-find book you have been unable to come across. We travel throughout the country each year, searching for books of special interest to our friends and customers. We look forward to helping the serious collector find that one book to complete a collection, or guiding the history buff who is interested in learning more detail about a particular event or historical figure. We hope you find something you like and come back to visit often. The books listed here are but a small sampling of the books we carry. If what you´re looking for is not listed, give us a call or send an

The Sarge Sez ... . . .

"My companion and I lost our best friend"
-Aaron L. Cohen passed away December 2010, at the age of 91 years young. We will miss him deeply.

Aaron's daughter, Shelly and her husband Gordon, are now going to take care of the new place.

Call, Email, or Visit us at our new location in Scottsdale

See our Ad in True West Magazine - We were just voted Best Western History Bookstore 2014

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Proud Sponsor of the Arizona History Convention


Proud member of the Scottsdale Civil War Round Table


Westerners Meeting

March 26, 2014 6:30 pm at Guidon Books - Public Welcome

Learn about Pancho Villa and the the South Dakota National Guard who were called to service along with other Guard and State Militias. Their area of  service was in Southern Texas to "protect the U S from Mexican invasion".
 This program will feature views from photos and post cars of deployment in Texas and views of things they could have seen along the Mexican Border, presented by Bob Kolbe. 



We are pleased to be one of the booksellers at the Arizona Historic Preservation Conference


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The Civil War was the last major conflict in which each regiment had what affliate group to inspire it in combat?

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Upcoming events

November 19 Scottsdale Civil War Round Table Speaker is Christopher Kolakowski talking on the "The Tullahoma Campaign." His presentation is at the Scottsdale Public Library Civic Center Branch at 6:30 pm.

His books will be available for purchase and signing. The  Stones River and Tullahoma Campaigns. Sc. $17.99  and The Civil War at Perryville. Sc. $21.99. You can preorder your copies now.

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Guidon Books is pleased to present a monthly discussion group on Civil War topics.  There are no fees or dues, just a willingness to read and discuss the monthly topic in a friendly setting.  Meeting location is Guidon Books, 7109 E. 2nd Street, downtown Scottsdale @ 6:30 pm

The Civil War Discussion Group is ready for the Fall. We are changing the meeting dates to follow the Scottsdale Civil War Round Table Speakers and our topics will tend to follow the presentations.

Our discussion on November 26 will be the Tennessee Campaigns

Suggested reading list:

  • Peter Cozzens. The Shipwreck of Their Hopes: The Battles for Chattanooga. A great blend of research and writing. dj. $25.00
  • James McDonough. Shiloh - in Hell before Night. The story of Shiloh is placed in the larger context of the war and explored through the very personal side of the conflict in the words of the participants, officers and enlisted. dj. $30.00
  • Glenn Tucker. Chickamauga: Bloody Battle in the West. No other account of the battle has been written with anything approaching this full detail or approximating the general atmosphere through narration of the human incidents in this bloody fray. dj $24.95 sc $12.00

Please stop by for a visit.

All Scottsdale Civil War Round Table members receive a 10% discount

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These are some links to other websites that may be of interest. We are building this site into a resource for historical information. If you know of any good links we have not included, please send them to us.


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