Our greatest joy comes from working with talented craftspeople to make their designs and techniques available for everyone who shares the love of creating things by hand. We publish three magazines, Woodcarving Illustrated, and Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts, and Pyrography Magazine. Our imprints include Design Originals, Companion House, Quiet Fox, and Happy Fox.
Fox Chapel Publishing got its start in 1991 when Alan Giagnocavo relocated to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania from Canada. Alan had worked at a family bookstore for many years, and moved to the United States to start a business of his own. While making his journey to Lancaster, he passed through Fox Chapel, Pennsylvania, a community near Pittsburgh. He knew he wanted a name associated with an animal mascot and felt the fox's quick-witted traits were fitting for his new company – Fox Chapel Publishing!
Originally, Fox Chapel published various cookbooks and distributed books with subject content including children's topics and quilting. Eventually, Alan met George Lehman, who had published a four-book carving pattern series. George wished to retire and Alan made his first acquisition, including copyright, inventory and a customer list. Though Alan did not have an extensive background in woodworking, he had a great admiration for the finished products and decided to focus his efforts on carving and scrolling books.
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