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Our garden is one of books. We plant seeds of intellect and harvest nourishment for culture. If you value art and culture then you are in a likely place to find something fruitful for the eye and mind. Our three graces might be but are not limited to reading, writing, and teaching. Design is also important to us. True design is concerned with the sense of vision or seeing, and through expression by design, conveying concepts and information in a balanced way. So when it comes to books, regard for letterforms, other forms, and space or the intervals of space between forms, all relate to our vision, often in imperceptible ways, yet there is memory and learning involved.
Deerbrook Editions is a literary small press, an artists’ press, publishing noteworthy and emerging authors in well-designed trade books. The press presents authors to you in quality paper back books. The design is clean and unique to each book. The press and authors work to perfect the copy editorially. You can purchase books on this site via PayPal using the payment method of your choice. Many of our titles are discounted and shipping is included in the price. You can view sample pages of several of the latest books here.
Our mission is to provide literature that is relevant and stimulating, to advocate and support authors by giving them a wider audience, and to connect authors and artists with their community.
We plow earnings back into books.
Deerbrook Editions was started by Jeffrey Haste in 2002 with Brothers of Morning by Martin Steingesser, the first Poet Laureate of Portland, ME.
Jeff’s backgroud includes:
Undergraduate study at RISD (BFA 1974) exploring painting, sculpture, printmaking, and film of the 30s & 40s.
Graduate study at The University of AL GSLS in book art and library science, as a teacher and curator in the Library School, as well as printing in the art department and classes in the graduate writing dept. —Primarily working with R.G. Rummonds of the Plain Wrapper Press to implement the beginning of the MFA program in Book Arts, making limited edition books for the school Parallel Editions imprint.
Many fine printers, binders, paper makers, and other fine book artists came to teach their craft in paper decoration, design, typography; in core MLS classes Jeff studied descriptive bibliography, the history of printing and publishing, and book design, design being taught by Gabriel Rummonds. Rummonds passed on his experience designing for Knopf and printing fine limited editions on the iron hand press, much of what he learned from Giovanni Mardersteig (Officina Bodoni) in Italy.
For writers: now reading a period will be established from August through October. Thank you. Visit our guidlines http://www.deerbrookeditions.com/?page_id=926 page. Paper copies are the best, don’t send your only copy.
When writers contact me by email about a manuscript I generally accept with the note that there are plans for books going into next year. This is the current state of plans—doing more books; this means more work; more pre-press planning; more marketing; the need for more earning power in books and beyond books. It seems that as the press expands, time for accomplishing (reading) does not. That is why the fund-raising info seems to dominate the page.
In 2011 we became a member of Fractured Atlas
DEERBROOK is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization.
Contributions for the purposes of Deerbrook must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Go to the Web page below:
our contact info:
Deerbrook Editions • PO Box 542 • Cumberland, ME 04021 • 207.829.5038
email: info at deerbrookeditions.com • http://www.deerbrookeditions.com