Looking for Lincoln in collaboration with Southern Illinois University Press published a book series entitled Looking for Lincoln in Illinois. The purpose of the Looking for Lincoln in Illinois Book Series is to tell the story of the distinctive role the region known as the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area played in shaping the man who became the 16th President of the United States.
The Looking for Lincoln in Illinois series currently consists of four books:
- Lincoln’s Springfield contains fifty stories about Abraham Lincoln and his hometown of Springfield, Illinois.
- Lincoln and Mormon Country tells more than thirty fascinating and surprising stories that show how the lives of Lincoln and the Mormons intersected.
- A Guide to Lincoln’s Eighth Judicial Circuit guides travelers through the prairies to the towns Lincoln visited regularly as he practiced law in east central Illinois.
- Historic Houses in Lincoln’s Illinois features 22 historic buildings in the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area that are open to the public to visit. Each site links today’s visitors with a place Lincoln loved, a home of a Lincoln friend or colleague, or a spot that illuminates Lincoln’s era and legacy in central Illinois.