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Islandport and Island Institute team to promote education


Islandport Press and The Island Institute, two Maine-based organizations, will team up this summer in a marketing and fundraising effort that celebrates island life, supports education, and helps promote childhood literacy and the joy of reading.

Islandport raises money and awareness for Winterkids


Islandport Press raised $1,000 through the sales of its children's book The Iciest, Diciest, Scariest Sled Ride Ever! this winter to support the activities of WinterKids.

"Flatlander's Guide to Maine" offers hilarious look at pine tree state


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 has led him to create the hilarious new book, A Flatlander's Guide to Maine.

Islandport signs Lea Wait for middle-grade historical novel


Maine author Lea Wait dramatically conveys the mood of the 1860s, as experienced by three teenagers, in her forthcoming middle-grade chapter book, Uncertain Glory, scheduled for release in 2014 from Islandport Press.

Dahlov Ipcar's Art Comes "Full Circle"


 Islandport Press will feature all fifteen of Ipcar's Circle Paintings in Dahlov Ipcar Full Circle, a 2014 calendar that offers a remarkable year-long visual treat.

Islandport Pairs Lynn Plourde and Russ Cox For New Children's Book


Rudolph works hard. And once, just once, he’d like to have Christmas Eve off to enjoy it as the rest of us do. Santa agrees, but first they need to find and train a substitute. Can a simple country moose fill Rudolph’s hooves? In Merry Moosey Christmas, young readers will delight at the unexpected answer. Plourde's new picture book, which will be illustrated by Maine artist Russ Cox, is slated for release from Islandport Press in October, 2014.

May 10: Meet Brian Daniels


Author Brian Daniels ("Thoughts of An Average Joe") will be reading and signing books at The Freighthouse, 1000 Broad Street, Lyndonville, VT.


And Then We Said Goodbye


By Dean Lunt

The essay, "And Then We Said Goodbye," first appeared in Islandport Magazine, Spring 2017.

I don’t know when my grandmother forgot who I was—when those fiery eyes, once as clear as an autumn afternoon on the bay, completed their Alzheimer’s journey from knowi


The River Runs Through It


By Katy Kelleher

"The River Runs Through It: Author Jim Nichols on His Authentic Maine Fiction" first appeared in Islandport Magazine, Spring 2017. 

Jim Nichols’ writing career had a simple start: he ran out of thing


Letter from Troy


By Jennifer Wixson

"Letter from Troy: Land of Enchantment" first appeared in Islandport Magazine, Summer 2017.

 Maine is a land of many enchantments, especially in summertime.  

From June on, the heady fragrance of wild herbs accompanies me as I perform my daily farm work—weedin

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