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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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Happy holidays from all of us here at Islandport Press! We're thankful for you, our readers, who are proof that books play a crucial part in our world. One of our authors recently received a note that said, in part,... Continue reading
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We're thankful to have great readers and friends who support local writers, illustrators and beautiful books! Beginning Monday, December 5, keep your eyes on our Facebook page for 25% off some of our most popular titles, plus a special giveaway... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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Islandport Press books are mentioned in 3 great Maine holiday gift guides for 2016. Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2016 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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Award-winning book publisher looks to expand its reach with new format Islandport Press is pleased to announce the official launch of Islandport Magazine, a quarterly publication devoted to stories from across the length and breadth of Maine and New England.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2016 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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The Islandport Book Kiosk is opening for its third holiday season on Friday, November 18. You can find us at The Maine Mall in South Portland (near Sephora) and at Bangor Mall (near Bath & Body Works). We'll have staff... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2016 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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We're fortunate to know celebrated Maine artist, Dahlov Ipcar. At 99, she continues to inspire all of us with her incredible body of work and creative spirit. If you'd like to wish Dahlov a Happy Birthday today, comment below. Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2016 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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Islandport Press highlights three new titles for book group discussion. Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2016 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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All week, bloggers around the kidlitosphere have celebrated G.A. Morgan's gripping, philosophical conclusion to the Five Stones Trilogy. It's been a great week! We end the #5stonesbooks Blog Tour with a debut of the book trailer. A big thank you to the blogs Pragmatic Mom, Middle Grade Mafia, From the Files of Middle Grade Authors, and Creative Chaos. If you missed those posts, please follow the links and check out the lists, reviews, and interviews. Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2016 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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By Anna E. Jordan This weekend, readers in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Connecticut will have the opportunity to enjoy presentations and signings with Islandport Press authors Tamra Wight, Rebecca Rule, and Erik Ofgang respectively. In fact, one of the benefits... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2016 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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Islandport Press details their favorite books for fall. Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2016 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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Islandport Press creates memorable story walks to get kids and parents outside, while also engaging them in a great story. Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2016 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
The release of The Kinfolk, the final installment of G.A. Morgan's Five Stones Trilogy, is still a month away, but Islandport Press is excited to screen the first of two trailers for the book, provide readers a sneak peek at... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2016 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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Fall fair season has arrived and this weekend promises to be especially busy with the Common Ground Fair kicking off in Unity today and the Cumberland Fair beginning on Sunday. Our staff has visited both events several times over the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2016 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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Halfway Wild, a beautiful new picture book written by Laura Freudig and illustrated by Kevin M. Barry, debuts in September 2016. Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2016 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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September’s one of my favorite months here in Maine. For one, the tourists have thinned out, so it’s not so crowded downtown. We still get ‘em, of course, but instead of families exhausted and cranky from spending too much time together, you mostly see mature couples. You know, people who get to bed early and aren’t in such a rush. Folks who know how much a cup of coffee costs at McDonalds with the senior discount. Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2016 at Just Ask Ida
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Big goings on here in Mahoosuc Mills. Some builders from up to Bangor tried to pull a fast one. They bought the old Johnson place over on Front Street, tore it down and we’re getting ready to slap up one of them McMansions, but first they decided to basically clear cut the lot, like they do. All systems were go, ‘til Esther Higgins intervened. Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2016 at Just Ask Ida
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It is not easy to write a single novel and get it published, so you can imagine that writing three novels to tell a complex story of a world other than our own is quite a challenge. Writer G. A. Morgan has conquered that challenge and is seeing stars for her efforts. Kirkus Reviews has given "The Kinfolk," the final installment in Morgan's The Five Stones Trilogy (#5stonesbooks), a star. Today, in addition to sharing the review, we reveal Ernie D’Elia’s wonderful cover art, and give away Books 1 (The Fog of Forgetting) and 2 (Chantarelle) to a lucky reader. Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2016 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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Read a great Maine picture book! The picture books in the image above, are the perfect way bring a little piece of your Maine vacation home to remember all year long. Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2016 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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Asking an author to choose her top five influences is a little like asking her to pick the caramels out of a box of assorted chocolates; but in the case of the Five Stones Trilogy, and The Kinfolk, in particular, a few certainly stand out. (Fantasy adventure series that inspire G.A. Morgan) Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2016 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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Campground Owner and Nature Enthusiast Hits the Mark with her Eco-Adventure Mystery Series for Middle Grade Readers By Katy Kelleher, Contributing Editor Tamra Wight stops mid-stride and stares at the ground. Small piles of animal scat dot the trail. “What... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2016 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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It’s the perfect time to schedule author visits but money and time are always a challenge. For more information about Islandport Press authors who love to share their books with kids call or write: marketing@islandportpress.com or 207-846-3344. Below, please find a list of Islandport authors who are experienced school visit presenters! Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2016 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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Switch it up one week from today and take the kids out for a drink. Tuesday, August 9, tweens and teens (and their parents) are invited to Vena’s Fizz House in Portland’s Old Port to help revive the refreshing ginger and vinegar-based switchel, a drink featured in the middle-grade novel, Azalea, Unschooled (Islandport Press, 2015), by Liza Kleinman. Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2016 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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From Androscoggin to Zealand Falls, N is for New Hampshire will charm readers from 0 to 100. This new children’s alphabet book, coming this fall from Islandport Press, combines lively verses with informative text and beautiful photography to introduce children... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2016 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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The Islandport Press Coloring Maine contest results are in. Purchase a copy of the best selling Coloring Maine and keep on coloring! Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2016 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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Holly Eddy travels the state of Maine selling books by publisher Islandport Press. Follow her journey on Instagram and other social media #whereinMaineisHollyEddy. Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2016 at ISLANDPORT PRESS