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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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"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
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"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
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The launch of "Once Burned," the 10th book in Gerry Boyle's wildly popular Jack McMorrow series, is coming in May. To satisfy our readers who can't wait to get their hands on this latest installment, Gerry has gifted us with... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2015 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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Penny the office cat is back! We caught Penny with a new book just the other day. She didn't even notice when we snapped a quick photo. This month, Penny's new favorite is "B is for Berkshires" written by Joan... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2015 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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"B is for Berkshires," written by Joan Duris and photographed by Gillian Jones, officially launches this month. We sat down with Joan to talk with her about the inspiration for the book, her process, and challenges along the way. Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2015 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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The official launch of "Closer All the Time" by Jim Nichols happens March 10 at the Bayside Bowl in Portland. We can't wait for readers to get their hands on the novel that author Bill Roorbach calls "... a story built of sentences so beautiful I want to keep them like wild honey in a jar.” Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2015 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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This month Penny has selected "A Snowy Owl Story," a beautiful board book written by Melissa Kim and illustrated by Jada Fitch, as her read of the month. Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2015 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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In March, we'll be releasing the third book in our children's photographic alphabet books. B is for Berkshires (publication date: March 15) is written by central Massachusetts author Joan Duris and features photographs by Berkshire Eagle photojournalist Gillian Jones. As... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2015 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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"Closer All the Time," a new work of fiction by award-winning author Jim Nichols. Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2015 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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Bath Book Shop, Reading Corner Bookstore in Rockland, and the Maine Coast Book Shop in Damariscotta are all closing this year. Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2015 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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When a new book cover design arrives at the office, it makes us all the more excited for the release! Such is the case with "How to Cook a Moose," a culinary memoir by best-selling author Kate Christensen. Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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Just in time for a New Year of great reading, Islandport Press had added some exciting new eBooks to their catalog. Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2014 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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Like so many readers, we're fans of Barbara Cooney's remarkable body of work. The beloved Maine children's book author and illustrator is known for "Miss Rumphius," "Ox-Cart Man," "Chanticleer and the Fox," and countless other titles. We are so pleased... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2014 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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We recently re-released "Deadline" and "Bloodline" from the popular Jack McMorrow series by Gerry Boyle. To celebrate, Gerry is sharing an original short story that takes place in 1994, ulimately linking the two stories together. Gerry Boyle, author of the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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We're fortunate to have many beautiful children's books in our catalog, thanks in part to our talented editor Melissa Kim. In addition to being an editor, Melissa is also an accomplished children's author with six books under her belt. Melissa's... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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It's a Mystery! event at the Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta features a panel of Maine's top crime novelists, including Gerry Boyle, Paul Doiron, and David Rosenfelt. The free event takes place Friday, Dec. 5, 2014 from 1-3 p.m. Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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If you're a Time Warner Cable customer, you may have already seen our new TV show, Between the Lines, hosted by Islandport Press senior editor Genevieve Morgan. Every few weeks, she chats with people in the book world, from Islandport... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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When a new cover design arrives in our office, we all get excited to see the results. Our upcoming middle grade novel, "The Sugar Mountain Snow Ball" by Elizabeth Atkinson, is one of our new favorites. Cover design by Karen... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2014 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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We're so excited about our fall 2015 release of "Christmas in Maine" by Robert P. Tristram Coffin with original woodblock prints by Portland, Maine, artist Blue Butterfield, we wanted to share a little bit about the book with you! "Christmas... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2014 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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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 Nov 20, 2014 at ISLANDPORT PRESS