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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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There's no denying that Lynn Plourde can write and Russ Cox can draw, but together, these two talented people can also rock a book event. If you're fortunate enough to catch them at one of their "Merry Moosey Christmas" readings,... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at ISLANDPORT PRESS
Dahlov Ipcar, beloved Maine artist, writer and illustrator, turned 97 years old last week! True to form, the prolific artist shows no signs of slowing down. She's releasing a brand new board book called "Farmyard Numbers," and "My Wonderful Christmas... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at ISLANDPORT PRESS
At the Islandport worldwide headquarters, we're consistently brainstorming ways to get our books to people who appreciate stories rooted in New England. Dean Lunt, our publisher, and our office manager, Shannon Butler, worked tirelessly over the summer and fall to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
Gorgeous colors! Thanks for the giveaway!
Our staff is super excited to be a part of the 3rd annual Made in Maine Gift Guide and Show with MPBN's Maine Calling! The show airs live at Space Gallery at noon on Friday, November 7. Host Jennifer Rooks... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2014 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
Kevin Bennett, a freelance photojournalist based in Bangor, has traveled throughout Maine taking pictures of compelling people and places. We were in need of some photographs of our author and illustrators, and decided put Kevin to the task. Here are... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2014 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
The official launch for "Lies in the Dust: A Tale of Remorse from the Salem Witch Trials," written by Jakob Crane and illustrated by Timothy Decker, is on October 15, but advance praise for this graphic novel—about the only girl... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
Visitors to the Islandport Worldwide Headquarters are always so much fun! Last week, Renaissance woman Chelsea Cook stopped by to meet our team. Chelsea works for Sherman's Bookstore in Portland and regularly writes reviews for The Phoenix. In her spare... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2014 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
"The Best of Bert and I," which celebrates 50 years of Down East humor from Marshall Dodge and Robert Bryan, is now available on iTunes. What would these two legendary storytellers have to say about being featured with the likes... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
Sometimes our books pop up in the most unexpected places. While watching the Yarmouth Clam Festival parade in July, a beautiful banner came into view. The creative folks at Firehouse Arts—a non-profit community arts center in Yarmouth—carried a reproduction of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2014 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
Tom Hennessey's beautiful new book "Leave Some For Seed" arrived in our office last week. The book is full of Tom's pen-and-ink images accompanied by memorable stories about hunting, fishing, and the outdoor life. Following are a few paragraphs from... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
Have you heard? We have a brand new television show on the Time Warner Cable Your Magazine series called "Between the Lines." Our senior editor, Genevieve Morgan, interviews local authors for the show. "Between the Lines" came about to meet... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
Acadia National Park was named America's Favorite Place by "Good Morning America," and we couldn't agree more. Just take a look at these classic books in our catalog: A is for Acadia: Mount Desert Island from A to Z This... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2014 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
Our newest picture book, "Adventures in Vacationland" by writer and illustrator Mark Scott Ricketts, launched in June. Children and parents are loving this whimsical story that takes readers on a colorful joy ride through the wilds of Maine. Take a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
"The Fog of Forgetting," a gripping tale by our own G.A. Morgan, arrived in the office this week. We couldn't be more excited for its official release in July! The cover art by illustrator Ernie D'Elia is beautiful. And Kirkus... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
Beloved writer Glenna Johnson Smith is back with a brand new book of funny and poignant essays. Here's a sneak peek at the opening from "Return of Old Maine Woman:" I happen to lIve at the center of the universe.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2014 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
We are over the moon about the upcoming July release of "The Fog of Forgetting" by author and Islandport Press Senior Editor, G.A. Morgan. The story, which is part one of an exciting trilogy, highlights five children ages 9-13, who... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2014 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
Excerpt from A Life Lived Outdoors by George Smith Yesterday fathers throughout Maine were applauded. We received funny greeting cards, were showered with gifts, and generally encouraged to do whatever we wanted that day. I’m sure some played golf, others... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2014 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
I was recently reading Esquire’s Father’s Day Gift Guide, and while I was pleased to see a Maine author’s book on the list (“The Footloose American” by Brian Kevin), I couldn’t help but think that Islandport also has some pretty... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2014 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
These days, there is so much good stuff happening at our worldwide headquarters, we thought we'd share some of the highlights with you: Nominations We were thrilled to learn "This Cider Still Tastes Funny!" by retired Maine State Game Warden,... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2014 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
Our gorgeous new children's book, "The Lake Where Loon Lives," by Maine author Brenda Reeves Sturgis and illustrator Brooke Carlton, is now available online. This whimsical picture book tells the story of a quiet lake where Loon keeps watch over... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2014 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
In her book, "The Cows Are Out!" Trudy Chambers Price shares the highs and lows of being a wife and mother on a 150-acre Maine dairy farm. When the farm is in need of a baler and a mower, Trudy's... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2014 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
George Smith, author of A Life Lived Outdoors, recently interviewed with Irwin Gratz on MPBN. George discusses the inspiration for his popular book, his travel writing column with his wife, Linda, memories of growing up in Maine, and the joys... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2014 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
Starting Out: Life Lessons for Graduates, edited by former television producer, Becki Smith, launches this week. The book, which highlights inspirational quotes from New England artists, performers, politicians and more well-known personalities, offers real world advice for the latest generation... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
Thoughts of an Average Joe by Brunswick author Brian Daniels releases next week. His humorous collection of stories feature middle age curmudgeon, Joe Wright—a man who is not afraid to share his unabashed opinion on everything from family matters to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at ISLANDPORT PRESS