Category: publishers

Folio Society Sale books – a video!

Posted July 31, 2017 by Lory in publishers / 6 Comments
Folio Society Sale books – a video!

Here’s my second-ever video! Although I’m usually quite camera-shy, I wanted to share some of the books I recently bought from The Folio Society, especially those I picked up in the current Half-Price Sale (which runs through August 11). If you haven’t already, I highly encourage you to take advantage of this excellent opportunity to […]

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New England Publisher Spotlight: Candlewick Press

Posted August 23, 2016 by Lory in publishers / 12 Comments
New England Publisher Spotlight: Candlewick Press

Within the clean-lined, warmly-hued facade of a one-story building located near the bustle of Somerville’s Davis Square shines one of the brightest lights in independent publishing today. Founded by the British Walker Books Group in 1990, Candlewick Press opened its doors with only six employees. Today, that number is nearly one hundred, all working hard […]

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A Slightly Foxed Summer

Posted June 28, 2016 by Lory in publishers / 10 Comments
A Slightly Foxed Summer

In a world that seems to be growing ruder, stupider, and more contentious every day, what a pleasure it is to come home to find a parcel from Slightly Foxed in the post. Publishers of what is surely one of the most civilized periodicals on earth, their eponymous journal subtitled “The Real Reader’s Quarterly,” they […]

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New England Publisher Spotlight: Green Writers Press

Posted May 22, 2016 by Lory in interviews, publishers / 0 Comments
New England Publisher Spotlight: Green Writers Press

Today, I’m delighted to present an interview with Dede Cummings, publisher of Green Writers Press, a small publishing company based in Brattleboro, Vermont. Dede founded Green Writers Press in 2014, dedicated to spreading environmental awareness by publishing authors who proliferate messages of hope and renewal through place-based writing and environmental activism. In the past three […]

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New England Publisher Spotlight: Tilbury House

Posted March 22, 2016 by Lory in publishers / 2 Comments
New England Publisher Spotlight: Tilbury House

To accompany the Reading New England Challenge, I’m planning posts on some of the literary locations and organizations in our region. Among these are several wonderful independent publishers, which are surviving and even thriving in today’s challenging book-publishing climate through their initiative, creativity, and dedication to quality. Today I’m pleased to present an interview with […]

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Literary Pilgrimages: Yankee Publishing

Posted January 19, 2016 by Lory in places, publishers / 8 Comments
Literary Pilgrimages: Yankee Publishing

As I was planning Reading New England, a year of celebrating regional books, authors, and publishers, I immediately thought it would be marvelous to visit an iconic regional publisher that happens to be located half an hour’s drive from me: Yankee Publishing in Dublin, New Hampshire. Founded 80 years ago with the start of Yankee […]

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Publisher Spotlight: David R. Godine

Posted February 24, 2015 by Lory in publishers / 7 Comments
Publisher Spotlight: David R. Godine

Today, when giant mega-conglomeration is the rule in publishing (as in so much else), it’s heartening to find that some independent publishers still continue to foster the individual spirit in the face of the pressures of mass production. One of these — perhaps one of the best — happens to be just around the corner […]

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