Storey Celebrates 35 Years With A Community Book Sale
By Lisa Green
Funny thing about book sales. My head swivels and my car swerves when I see a sign for one, whether it’s at a library, a store, or a fundraising event. But on Friday, June 15, my car will be making a beeline for the Storey Publishing book sale outside its offices on the MASS MoCA campus in North Adams, Mass.
Storey is considered the leading publisher of books on hands-on living, and the community book sale is a way for the company to celebrate its 35 years (and 669 titles in print). There will be discounts on its books that span topics from gardening, farming, and raising animals to health and well-being, cooking, crafts and kids’ activities. It will also be a nice opportunity to meet the company’s editors, designers, marketers and salespeople who put these inspirational books together.
Storey Publishing is an independently owned imprint of Workman Publishing, and its books have been translated into 31 different languages, from Finnish to Thai. Its best-selling book is the classic gardening title Carrots Love Tomatoes, which has been in print continuously since 1975 (when Storey Publishing was still known as Garden Way Publishing).
I don’t raise chickens, make my own sausage or Christmas cards, install solar panels (although I probably should) or knit socks, but if I did, I’d find a book on it at the sale. There are series for kids, country life coloring books, and that one, Everyday Gratitude, which expresses how I feel about having such a unique publishing house — and book sales — practically in my woeful backyard.
Storey Publishing Community Book Sale
Friday, June 15, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
MASS MoCA Campus, North Adams, MA