‘Print Town’ wins national recognition from the Independent Book Publishers Association | arts and culture


BRATTLEBORO – ‘Print Town: Brattleboro’s Legacy of Words,’ a locally produced book on the literary history of the Brattleboro area, won the Independent Book Publishers Association’s Best Overall Nonfiction Design Award and was named a finalist in the Historical Non-Fiction Award Category.

The book, a project of the Brattleboro Words Project, was designed by James Brisson, edited by Michael Fleming, with Stephanie Greene as art editor. It was printed by Howard Printing Inc. in Brattleboro. More than 30 local writers and artists contributed.

The award will be presented at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., during an event from 5 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. on June 24. The Independent Book Publishers Association is the largest publishing trade organization in the United States, according to a press release.

“’Print Town’ was a labor of love for everyone involved. It was well-written, well-edited, and offered a lavish assortment of relevant and exciting imagery. ‘Print Town’ was a book designer’s dream come true,” Brisson said.

Print Town can be ordered from its current publisher, the Vermont Historical Society at tinyurl.com/buyprinttown or can be purchased for $40 at Everyone’s Books in Brattleboro. Copies are also available at Brooks Memorial Library and other state libraries.


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