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Eagles, owls, and s’mores too: Book release party set for August 17 in Poland

By islandport on July 07, 2014, at 2:01 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Poland Spring Campground, 128 Connor Lane, Poland, Maine For more information: 207.998.2151; polandspringcamp.com Did you know that people buy and sell eagle feathers, claws, and parts? Cooper and Packrat didn’t, either. But they’re learning fast. When the boys find a …

Book release party for Lea Wait: Civil War-era “Uncertain Glory” to launch April 6 in Wiscasset

By islandport on March 05, 2014, at 1:06 p.m.
Sunday, April 6, 2014 4 p.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Le Garage Restaurant, 15 Water Street, Wiscasset, ME For more information: Melissa Kim; 207 846 3344; islandportpress.com Young Joe Wood has a dream: to run his own newspaper. And when a cousin dies and leaves him a printing press, he …
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Islandport Press signs best-selling author Kate Christensen

By islandport on Feb. 03, 2014, at 1:30 p.m.
Yarmouth, Maine (February 3, 2014)—Islandport Press has signed acclaimed novelist and national best-selling author Kate Christensen to write a nonfiction book that weaves together a story of food, history, and personal experience set against a backdrop of the Pine Tree State. Christensen’s new book, How To Cook A Moose, was …
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Islandport Press launches powerful new website, integrates social media

By islandport on Dec. 05, 2013, at 4:41 p.m.
Islandport Press has officially launched its new website, the first part of a multi-phase web initiative that will dramatically upgrade the company’s online presence and capabilities, in advance of the book publisher’s 15th anniversary in 2014. Islandport is working with Portland-based iBec Creative. The more robust website allows Islandport Press …
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Paul Fournier’s “Birds of a Feather” takes flight

By islandport on Oct. 18, 2013, at 9:17 p.m.
YARMOUTH, MAINE (Oct. 18, 2013)—For the late Paul Fournier, the Maine outdoors was both home and office, inspiration and mission. The Maine guide, bush pilot, journalist, and professional photographer loved the outdoors and captured its glory in breadth and longevity that has been rarely matched in New England. Fournier’s new …
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ASTRID SHECKELS’ NIC AND NELLIE WINS MOONBEAM AWARD

By islandport on Oct. 18, 2013, at 9:13 p.m.
YARMOUTH, MAINE—Children’s author and illustrator Astrid Sheckels’ picture book, Nic and Nellie, about a young girl who spends the summer away from home for the first time, received the 2013 Moonbeam Children’s Book Award for Best Picture Book – All Ages. The Moonbeam Awards, presented by Jenkins Group and Independent …

Astrid Sheckels’ “Nic and Nellie” Wins Moonbeam Book Award

By islandport on Oct. 15, 2013, at 3:27 p.m.
YARMOUTH, Maine —Children’s author and illustrator Astrid Sheckels’ picture book, “Nic and Nellie,” about a young girl who spends the summer away from home for the first time, received the 2013 Moonbeam Children’s Book Award for Best Picture Book – All Ages. The Moonbeam Awards, presented by Jenkins Group and …
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"Nic and Nellie," a new children's book by Astrid Sheckels

Artist Astrid Sheckels to make four Maine appearances for new picture book

By islandport on June 06, 2013, at 11:04 a.m.
Celebrate “Nic and Nellie” book release in Rockland Artist Astrid Sheckels to make four appearances for new picture book YARMOUTH, MAINE (June 10, 2013)—Nic is so excited to be spending an entire summer on a Maine island with her grandparents. But when her grand adventure finally begins, she faces tears …

Islandport Press signs four-year lease to remain in Yarmouth

By islandport on May 17, 2013, at 1:56 p.m.
YARMOUTH, Maine — Islandport Press has signed a new lease agreement that allows the book publisher to combine its office and warehouse space into one location, provides room for expected growth, and keeps the company in Yarmouth until at least 2017. In addition, Islandport will explore creative ways to use …

New book from Maine author and illustrator Mark Ricketts set for May release

By islandport on April 22, 2013, at 10 a.m.
YARMOUTH, Maine —A Flatlander, by definition, is anyone not originally from Maine. We forgive them. Really, we do. In fact, we want to help. And so does Maine writer and illustrator Mark Ricketts, himself a recovering Flatlander. His desire to share what he has learned about the state in the …
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Bangor author and illustrator Mark Ricketts to celebrate new book release with May 14 launch party

By islandport on April 22, 2013, at 9:50 a.m.
A Flatlander, by definition, is anyone not originally from Maine. We forgive them. Really, we do. In fact, we want to help. And so does Maine writer and illustrator Mark Ricketts, himself a recovering Flatlander. His desire to share what he has learned about the state in the past decade …

Crustacean Vacation along the Penobscot River

By islandport on May 23, 2012, at 10:08 a.m.
BREWER, Maine — Come join the fun and help children’s book author Brian Benoit celebrate the release of his crabtastic new book, Crustacean Vacation, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at the Weathervane Restaurant in Brewer. Benoit will read from his book which tells the tale of a …
Publisher, restaurant partner to promote forthcoming children's book

Islandport Press partners with Weathervane Seafood Restaurants for release of new children’s book

By islandport on March 26, 2012, at 12:42 p.m.
YARMOUTH, Maine — Islandport Press will team with Weathervane Seafood Restaurants this June to celebrate the release of “Crustacean Vacation,” a new children’s picture book which follows a crab family’s fun-filled summer visit to a local amusement park. In the book, written by Vermont author Brian Benoit, a curious family …
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Dahlov Ipcar’s Farmyard Alphabet wins Moonbeam Award

By islandport on Oct. 13, 2011, at 6:35 a.m.
The first ever board book by legendary Maine artist Dahlov Ipcar has been honored with a bronze medal in the Board Book category of the 2011 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards. Dahlov Ipcar’s Farmyard Alphabet pairs fresh, original verses with timeless illustrations from eleven of the artist’s previous books, many of …
 
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