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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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Islandport Press offers a wide range of cookbooks, and our staff members have been testing recipes from them to bring you a new miniseries called Staff Picks: Recipes. Children's book editor Melissa Kim kicks off the fun with some easy-to-make cookies: Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at ISLANDPORT PRESS
An Appreciation of Ardeana Hamlin's Historical Fiction by Elise Ozarowski When Ardeana Hamlin’s Pink Chimneys was originally published in 1987, the writer did not realize her debut novel would become a classic. She “figured it would enjoy a year or... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at ISLANDPORT PRESS
Blue Butterfield is the artist behind the gorgeous, new woodcut illustrations that accompany the 1941 classic "Christmas in Maine" by Pulitzer Prize winning poet Robert Tristram P. Coffin. Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2015 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
When the opportunity to team up with Sea Bags and create our own personal bucket bag arrived, we jumped at the chance. Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2015 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
At Islandport, we are gearing up for an exciting release. Ardeana Hamlin's third novel, "The Havener Sisters," will launch on November 12, 2015. Islandport Press will be hosting the launch party that night from 7-9 p.m. in Hampden, Maine. "The... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2015 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
In Maine, late October brings an undeniable chill to the air. Winter is right around the corner and Halloween is our last chance to cling to fall and all of its glory — fiery leaves at our feet, pumpkins at... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2015 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
"Hold This!" is one of our newest children's titles, and there is no denying that Priscilla Alpaugh's charming illustrations are a perfect compliment to Carolyn Cory Scoppettone's story. In the book, a young girl named Mika goes on a nature... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2015 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
Islandport Press is excited to announce that Elizabeth Atkinson’s "The Sugar Mountain Snow Ball" is out now! We are so proud of Atkinson’s beautiful work and cannot wait for readers to get to know and love Ruby and Eleanor, the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2015 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
There are many special awareness days that take place throughout the year, but Banned Books Week has particular relevance for a publishing house like ours. The week, which runs September 27th through October 3rd, hopes to draw national attention to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2015 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
Recently, the Maine Humanities Council chose five books for their next Let’s Talk About It series, and we are excited to announce that they have chosen "Potshot" by Gerry Boyle as one of the five! Let’s Talk About It is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2015 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
How to Cook a Moose, a culinary memoir by New York Times best-selling author, Kate Christensen, launches next week. The book, which has already received rave reviews from Kirkus, School Library Journal, and Shelf Awareness, tells the story of Kate's... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2015 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
"Always in Season" by Elise Richer and illustrated by Teresa Lagrange is now available in paperback at several Maine-based Hannafords stores. Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2015 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
In early October, we are launching "Hold This!"— a charming, new picture book illustrated by Boston-based artist Priscilla Alpaugh and written by Montpelier, Vermont author Carolyn Cory Scoppettone. The story takes readers on a sensory journey through the woods with a young girl and her father. There are many treasures to be found along the way, but the greatest discovery is the joy they find by simply spending time together. Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2015 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
WANTED: PART-TIME SALES REPRESENTATIVE Islandport Press is looking for a part-time sales person to represent its books to traditional bookstores in Maine and New Hampshire and to help develop non-traditional, specialty market and bulk sales. The job may also involve... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2015 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
Ever since we received copies of "Studio Cats," Mary Anne Lloyd's 2016 poster calendar, the office is buzzing about her sweet illustrations. Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2015 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
Islandport Press shares news and reviews about their latest books for spring and summer 2015. Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2015 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
G.A. Morgan is the author of "The Fog of Forgetting," a young adult adventure fantasy that transports three brothers and two young girls to a mysterious island called Ayda. Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2015 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
Penny's got a tough job this month: looking at the proofs for our brand new 2016 poster calendar, Studio Cats. She's wondering why she isn't featured along with the winsome cats portrayed by Maine artist Mary Anne Lloyd. Everyone's a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2015 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
We strive to publish beautiful books that highlight the essence of New England. Our latest endeavor, "The Islandport Guide to Lighthouses in Maine" by lighthouse historian Ted Panayotoff, does just that. Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2015 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
Father's Day is coming up quickly (Sunday, June 21)! If shopping for your Dad is a challenge, we have a few book suggestions for you: Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2015 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
We're biased, but the old adage of saving the best for last proved true during the 2015 Maine Literary Awards at Space Gallery in Portland last week. "Adventures in Vacationland" by Mark Scott Ricketts was nominated for the Best Children's Picture Book. As it turns out, the picture book category was the last award announced that evening. We were thrilled when Mark was called to the podium. Our team celebrated with hoots, hollers and high fives all around! Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2015 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
We've hosted a whirlwind of events the past few months, beginning with the launch of “A Snowy Owl Story” written by Melissa Kim and illustrated by Jada Fitch. The board book, which is the first in the “Wildlife on the... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2015 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
Fred Marple is on a one-man campaign to put the town of Frost Heaves, New Hampshire back on the map, since—as the town motto goes—you can't get there from here. Fred (also known as humorist Ken Sheldon) has been featured... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2015 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
"When the Sky is Like Lace" is a re-released children's classic written by Elinor Lander Horwitz and illustrated by Barbara Cooney. The book was named Outstanding Book of the Year by the New York Times in 1975. Since then, Elinor... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2015 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
"Azalea, Unschooled," a novel for middle grade readers, launches May 5. We sat down with Portland-based author Liza Kleinman to discuss the story, which focuses on a young girl who is facing the challenges of moving to a new home, making friends, and finding room for differences within her family. Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2015 at ISLANDPORT PRESS