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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 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
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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
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Inspiring finds from around the web for readers and writers. Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2016 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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A collection of winter photos from "Full Service" by David Hill. Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2016 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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Welcome to Friday Finds — a new blog series that features our staff's favorite online discoveries. Whether it's a news story about books, a fun local event or thoughts about writing, you'll find it all here. Happy reading! Tigrette skirt... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2016 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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In Bennett’s newest book, Ghost Buck (Islandport Press, Dec. 2015), the nature writer, educator, and hunter reflects on his time at Camp Sheepskin, from his first years around the fire to his most recent fall hunting trip. He uses letters, oral history, personal memories, and a hunting journal from Camp Sheepskin to share his deep connections to nature and family, and reflect on the changes that have buffeted the culture of the Maine woods throughout the decades. Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2016 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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"Albert's Almost Amazing Adventure" is a new children's book by New Hampshire-based author and illustrator, Marty Kelley. The book, which releases in March, tells the story of a young boy who has returned from a family vacation to Maine. As... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2016 at ISLANDPORT PRESS