Welcome to Amherst Area Publications, a non-profit corporation dedicated to the saving and sharing of the Amherst, Massachusetts area’s vibrant cultural history. We organized on April 28, 2010 and collaborated with the Amherst Historical Society on our first project – the publication of Harvesting History: Amherst Massachusetts Farms 1700*2010. This beautiful book is available by mail from us at the address shown below, from independent book stores in the Amherst Area, or online at http://store.silverstreetmedia.com/

Our second project is the development of an area network connecting writers and other creative people who want to publish their work with people who can help them do so. To that end, we have produced three publishing fairs with educational workshops and opportunities to meet each other. Our most recent fair was held on June 13, 2015 in collaboration with staff members at Amherst’s Jones LibraryWe are currently compiling the Amherst Area Publishing Directory to be printed early in 2015.

We are grateful to Shel Horowitz for his motivational and highly informative presentation at the Publishing Fair. Thanks also to Cyndi Harbeson who presented an overview of special resources available in the Special Collections area of the Jones Library.

We appreciate our generous sponsors who made the fair and the directory possible: PeoplesBank, Greenfield Savings Bank, Hadley Printing and many others.
For more information: email


or write to us Amherst Area Publications, PO Box 3389, Amherst, MA 01004.

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