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Islandport Press
Yarmouth, Maine
Award-winning independent publisher dedicated to producing quality books about Maine and Northern New England
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The much too short, Fiddlehead season is upon us. If you picked up this local delicacy at the farmers' market or grocery store and need some cooking inspiration, Always in Season author Elise Richer provides some fantastic ideas: For more... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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To create his gritty, authentic crime novels, author Gerry Boyle draws from real life. Despite their similarities, don't get him confused with his law-breaking, tough-talking protagonist Jack McMorrow. by Katy Kelleher Contributing Editor Author Gerry Boyle is always looking for... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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Actress, writer Susan Poulin discusses her alter-ego, Mrs. Ida LeClair, and the healing power of laughter by Katy Kelleher Contributing Editor In the musty, stripped-down, nearly empty family basement in Westbrook, Maine, Susan Poulin and her sister, Jane, were spending... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2016 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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In 2014, Islandport Press launched a partnership with Maine Audubon to publish a series of children’s books that will help increase awareness about endangered species while raising funds for underserved schools. Proceeds from the Wildlife on the Move series go... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2016 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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If you're like many moms we know, the best treat is to sit quietly, enjoy a cup of coffee and read, even if it's just for a few minutes. With that idea in mind, today's Friday Finds offers some of... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2016 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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We have two Yarmouth-based, pop-up shops for Mother’s Day—one at Maple’s and the other at Handy’s—where you can find some of our favorite books pre-wrapped for easy gift-giving. In case you’re not near to these shops, here’s a peek at... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2016 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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Islandport Press in Yarmouth highlights local businesses in their latest round of giveaways and holiday-themed pop-up shops. Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2016 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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Welcome back to another Friday Finds, where our staff shares stories, events and more tidbits that strike our fancy! Did you know? April is National Letter Writing Month. And even though we’re mid-way into the month, we love the idea... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2016 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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Mystery of the Missing Fox, the third book in Tamra Wight's Cooper & Packrat eco-adventure series, launches this month. We sat down with the writer, photographer, educator and campground owner to discuss her busy life and the inspiration behind her... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2016 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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Did you know there are libraries that lend out ties, kitchen supplies, garden plots and more useful goods? Check out the world’s most unique library collections. On the subject of libraries, learn what happens to serial offenders in San Jose,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2016 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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In June, we're launching our first ever postcard book titled, Forever Yours, Bar Harbor: Historic Postcard Images of Mount Desert Island & Acadia, by journalist and MDI Islander editor, Earl Brechlin. Alongside each postcard, the author offers interesting facts, shares... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2016 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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Welcome to another Friday Finds — our curated list of findings for readers and writers from around the web. This weekend, there are two great events happening at the Portland Museum of Art. The first is the film, Very Semi-Serious,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2016 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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March Madness is here! Even if you don’t follow college basketball, you can create your own bracket. Check out Book Madness from Out of Print Clothing: Clash of the Contemporaries. This is an activity readers can get behind. The Book... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2016 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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Skip the green beer and try something new this year, suggests Erik Ofgang, liquid-vacation expert and author of Buzzed. Erik Ofgang knows his beer. "My father was a craft beer lover, and I've been exposed to that world all my... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2016 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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Hurray! The weekend is almost here! Here’s our latest roundup of great finds from around the web: Children’s book author and illustrator Marty Kelley launches Albert’s Almost Amazing Adventure in New Boston, New Hampshire this Saturday. To celebrate, Marty has... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2016 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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Buzzed: Beers, Booze & Coffee Brews by award-winning food and travel writer Erik Ofgang releases locally in May. The comprehensive travel guide highlights the best craft beverages throughout New England, providing readers with an insider's perspective gathered from brewers and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2016 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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We love seeing the pages of old books redesigned in new ways. Former bookbinder Cecelia Levy transforms pages into works of art. If you’d like to see more like this, our Pinterest page features some of our favorite book-inspired designs.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2016 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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The third book in the popular Cooper & Packrat series, "Mystery of the Missing Fox," launches in April. The middle grade novel, which is written by Tamra Wight and illustrated by Carl DiRocco, has received a fantastic early review from... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2016 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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Welcome to our latest finds from around the web! Do you have a Little Free Library in your community? This passionate, 8-year old girl, who says, "the world need books!" makes a good case for starting one. This clever essay... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2016 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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You may know Marty Kelley for his whimsical illustrations in a previous Islandport children's book, titled "Crustacean Vacation." Now he's back with a book all his own. "Albert's Almost Amazing Adventure" tells the story of a young boy who has... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2016 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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Let's hear it for Serendipity! As reported in the (Waterville, ME) Morning Sentinel: "A fifth-grader from Albert S. Hall School in Waterville is the state finalist in the eighth annual Doodle 4 Google competition, a contest open to kindergarten through... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2016 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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Islandport Press shares their favorite finds from around the web for readers and writers. Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2016 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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Islandport Press is hosting their first Valentine's Day Pop-Up Shop at Maple's in Yarmouth. Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2016 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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Our staff's favorite finds from around the web. Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2016 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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In January, we shared the top selling titles at our mall kiosks in Bangor and South Portland, which featured several of our holiday-themed books, including "Merry Moosey Christmas" and "Christmas in Maine." This comprehensive year-end list includes those titles, plus... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2016 at ISLANDPORT PRESS