Brian Jackson's excellent book "Isle of Portland Railways, Volume 1" published by the Oakwood Press in 1999 is a wonderfully readable, whilst detailed account, of the Merchants' Railway and the quarry tramways. It contains many old and fascinating photographs.
Stuart Morris's "Portland: An Illustrated History" is the one book on Portland's history that has to be read. Brilliant! It is published by The Dovecote Press.
Another of Stuart Morris's books is "Portland - A Portrait in Colour" which contains delightful photographs and stories. Published in 2002 by The Dovecote Press.
Stuart Morris appears again as author of "Portland in Old Picture Postcards" published in 1983 by European Library.
Another excellent book by Stuart Morris is "Portland Camera" published in 1990 by the Dovecote Press.
Caving is covered in the book "The Caves Of The Isle Of Portland" by Mike O’Connor and Nigel Graham, Published 1996 by the WCC, ISBN 0 9500433 4 6.
Ron Smith has written a very funny book "It Could Only Happen On Portland". First published by Artsmiths of Chiswell in 1983 it was reprinted in 2001.
by Rodney Legg was published in 1999 and contains much detail on the traditions and history of the island as well as description of the buildings.
Ope - Little Dreams" by John Matthews published by Artsmiths
of Portland in 1990 is a wonderful account of children growing up in Chesil
under the threat of devastating flooding and poverty.
Prison Illustrated" by D. R. G. Legg published in 2000 is a
very enjoyable and readable account of the building and life in the Verne.
Life and Times of a Portland Quarry Boy" by Boy Male is a
wonderful account of one man's life in the Portland Stone Industry.
Wealth" is also by Boy Male and is a very readable account of
the history of the Portland Stone industry.
and Forest" is a small and very interesting account of the
tragic collision at sea on 11th September 1877.