Our first new book for 2013 will be E. B. White on Dogs, edited by Martha White. Martha has drawn from her grandfather's essays, letters, columns, poems, and sketches for this wonderful interaction between one of our best-loved writers and man's best friend. Illustrated with family photos, this is a book for E. B. White fans as well as dog-lovers!
Our new fall book for 2013 is The Wianno Senior Story: A Century on Nantucket Sound. This classic, gaff-rigged one-design sailboat is an intrinsic part of Cape Cod, past and present, and its story is a great sail downwind (sometimes with the Kennedys!). The book is profusely illustrated with important historical images and the photographs of several of today's most accomplished yachting photographers.
This past fall Eva Murray of Matinicus was back with a new book, Island Schoolhouse: One Room for All. Maine's one- and two-room schools are island schools these days, but Eva also had a chance to visit the schools in Shirley and Rockwood before they closed and has corresponded with one-room-school teachers in other states. If you think one-room schools are old-fashioned, you might be surprised by the sophisticated technology used at our island schools and the collaborative teaching that provides a rich classroom experience.
Last summer we released three new books. William David Barry is known to many Mainers for his insightful reviews of Maine books in the Maine Sunday Telegram. He's also a familiar face at the Maine Historical Society, where he's a reference librarian. Maine: The Wilder Half of New England is his lively survey of Maine history, packed with interesting illustrations and photographs and offering some surprises. Jeff and Allison Wells are also known to a lot of Mainers—for their many articles about birds and the bird walks they lead. Maine's Favorite Birds features over a hundred birds, each one beautifully illustrated by Evan Barbour. An informative, succinct field guide, it will help you identify birds by their markings, their songs, and their habits. It also includes information on birding "hot spots" in Maine. We're distributing a wonderful new book from Historic New England, From Guiding Lights to Beacons for Business: The Many Lives of Maine's Lighthouses. Lavishly illustrated, it features short essays from the likes of Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr., W. H. Bunting, Richard Cheek, Kirk Mohney, and others about shipwrecks, architecture, life at the light, preservation, tourism, and much more.
Our Maine & New England booklist contains a lot of variety, from Jim Witherell's L. L. Bean: The Man and His Company to Pat Nyhan's New Mainers: Our Immigrant Neighbors to Neil Rolde's Maine in the World: Stories of Some of Those from Here Who Went Away to E. B. White's classic One Man's Meat. There is something for everyone!
Here's a list of our books by category.
Tilbury House, Publishers
103 Brunswick Avenue
Gardiner, Maine 04345
(Our books are listed by category in the center section.)