Student at letterpress

Book Arts Studio

The Book Arts Studio houses traditional letterpress equipment, hand papermaking facilities and new technologies of book production. In addition to making their own books, UMM students work with our faculty editing original manuscripts and designing, printing, and binding books that are sold through various distributors. All of the students who work on those books are listed as part of the production team. Students have used their copies as strong portfolio components when they apply for jobs after graduation.


Henry Tufts book

University of Maine at Machias Press

The University of Maine at Machias Press publishes literature and artist’s books from the region. Through generous support from the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation and other donors, the Press was established in 2006. 

Library of Early Maine Literature

An Imprint of the University of Maine at Machias Press

The Library of Early Maine Literature is dedicated to reissuing rare and important works of early Maine literature in beautiful, high quality editions that contain full supporting materials. These materials include critical introductions as well as notes, illustrations, and other forms of documentation. The Library of Early Maine Literature is overseen by an Editorial Review Board and operated by the Creative Arts Program at the University of Maine at Machias.

Past publications include:

The Nelly Butler Hauntings, 2010
Julia and the Illuminated Baron, 2012
Wreck of the Nottingham Galley, 2014
House of Yorke, 2016
A Narrative of Henry Tufts, 2018
 
Library of Early Maine Literature
Book Arts Studio
Dorward Hall
University of Maine at Machias
116 O’Brien Avenue
Machias, ME 04654
earlymainelit@maine.edu
UMM Press Books