Publishing Fair 28 September 2013

We are looking forward to our first, we hope large, Publishing Fair. This will be an event where people can learn how to publish their memoirs, business histories, artwork, poetry, and photographic directories and more.

Please join us on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at the Masonic Hall, 99 Main Street, Amherst, Massachusetts from 10 AM to 2 PM.


Welcome to the Amherst Area Publications News Center.

Amherst Area Publications is proud to announce the publication of  Harvesting History: Amherst Massachusetts Farms 1700 – 2010, published in December 2010. After a decade of research in collaboration with the Amherst Historical Society, we created this book to help preserve the history of culture and agriculture in our community.  It is available at Amherst area bookstores and by request to

This high quality paperback book has more than 300 colorful illustrations. Its 343 pages give voice to Amherst’s farmers and their families at a time when it is important for the general public to be aware of our local food supply and our farmers’ need for community support. We are grateful to the many writers, artists, individuals and institutions that have contributed original material for use in this volume in support of our efforts to record varied voices and views of Amherst’s rich cultural and agricultural history.

We are also grateful to the Kestrel Trust, the Amherst Cultural Council, and People’s Bank for encouragement and financial support. Sheila Rainford and Ruth Owen Jones were the co-editors who claim they could not have done it without assistant editors Carlton Brose, Alice Stanne, Peter Westover and Ed Wilfert.