Tilbury House is an independent publishing company that started out about forty years ago as the Harpswell Press, publishing Maine books. We grew slowly, adding some children's books, and in 1990 merged with another small publisher, the Dog Ear Press, to become Tilbury House, Publishers.
Our children's book division took off with the publication of Talking Walls, and it has continued to publish award-winning children's picture books about cultural diversity, social justice, nature, and the environment. In response to praise from teachers for our books, we began to develop teacher's guides for some of our titles, and now offer a "Teachers Take Note" section on each children's book page on this website, featuring classroom activities, literature links, and further resources for using our books in the classroom or with homeschoolers.
Tilbury's adult books are primarily regional non-fiction, mostly history, some maritime history, and some environmental work. But every once in a while something different comes up that we can't resist, and we publish it, too—like Brad Brown's While You're Here Doc: Farmyard Adventures of a Maine Veterinarian, or Jerry Stelmok's Not Your Average Bear & Other Maine Stories. We've also been able to add some wonderful books to our list by distributing books for museums, universities, and organizations.
Jonathan Eaton, Tristram Coburn, and Jennifer Bunting, Co-Publishers
Audrey Maynard, Children's Book Editor
Donna Gerardo, Sales
Patricia Royall, Marketing
Dody Puterbaugh, Office Manager
Joanne Parkin, Warehouse Manager
Tilbury House, Publishers
103 Brunswick Avenue
Gardiner, Maine 04345
Award-winning picture books that explore cultural diversity, nature, and the environment.
Books about history, culture, the environment, and much more.