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Book and Brew Gift Box

Few things go better together than a great book and a delicious cup of coffee. You can get an Islandport logo mug, 8 oz. of delightful Lobster Butter Love coffee beans, and a choice from one of four books (Blue Summer, Straw Man, Closer All The Time, or Whatever it Takes) to complete a special gift package. Just $24.95. 


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It's what all the cool kids are wearing: an Islandport logo hat.

Low Profile 100% Cotton Adjustable"Dad" Hat. The Islandport Logo is embrodered on the front while the words "Islandport Press" are embrodered on the back.

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“A delightful diversion to the happy times of family traditions, holiday spirit, generosity, kindness, community and the goodness in people and life."

–Bill Bushnell

All is Calm, All is Bright

When many people think of Christmas they dream of snow covered pine trees and a small cabin warmed by the wood fire on a cold December day. Since Maine was founded, people have written stories about the joys of Christmas in the state. In times of hardship and in times of wealth, Maine and her people have always put the value of Christmas in time shared with family and friends, connections with the natural world, rich traditions, and warm wood stoves. In a collection featuring essays, stories, and poetry, All Is Calm is a look at the lives of Mainers during the holidays from the mid-1800s, to the Great Depression, to modern day. Spanning nearly 200 years, these stories show that while Christmas traditions and trends may be changing, the warmth, gratitude, and humility of the Maine spirit is evergreen.

Winter Trekking

Photographer Dave Dostie ventures out onto a Maine landscape nearly shutdown by COVID-19 and introduces us to great people making their way through a pandemic from ... ​

From Six Feet Away

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And Then We Said Goodbye

Dean Lunt watches the Alzheimer-fueled decline of his beloved grandmother.



Anna Crowley Redding 

Q&A with Chowder Rules! author Anna Crowley Redding.


New Book to Highlight Maine’s Immigrant Community

Islandport Press is pleased to announce that it is working with authors Reza Jalali and Morgan Rielly to publish a book exploring the remarkable, inspiring, but often untold personal stories of immigrants to Maine who have arrived during the last four decades. The as-yet-untitled book, which will include professional black and white photography, is slated for publication in the late summer of 2021.

The more than twenty people profiled in the book represent a variety of religious, ethnic, and economic backgrounds and emigrated from countries on five continents, including Rwanda, Russia, Iraq, Cambodia, Azerbaijan, and Ecuador.


Reopening the Legendary Penobscot River

New book details how organizations came together to create a model for ecological restoration


From the Mountains to the Sea, a new book by Peter Taylor coming in December, tells the inside story of how an unlikely alliance of people and organizations acquired and removed human-made dams so once stagnant and polluted waters could again run free.


Islandport Releases Echoes Magazine Anthology

Islandport Press is pleased to announce the release of Stories of Aroostook: The Best of Echoes Magazine, an anthology of memorable articles selected from the magazine’s nearly three decades in print. The book was edited by magazine co-founder and former University of Maine professor Kathryn Olmstead.

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