Arbutus Press

Arbutus Press Publishing award-winning books on Michigan/Midwest travel, history, & food, and mysteries since 1998. Winner of 4 Michigan Notable Book awards.

Nestled on the wooded shore of Arbutus Lake, near Traverse City, Michigan, our independent publishing house began producing books and tapes about Michigan in 1998. Our first title, The Road Guide: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, although out of print, was a popular guide book. Since that first book, we have been honored with awards for quality book publication. In 2002, Historic Cottages of Mackinac Island won the Michigan Notable Book Award. Asylum for the Insane: History of Kalamazoo State Hospital by William Decker, M.D. has won the coveted Notable Book award from the Michigan Library in 2009. In 2011, Vintage Views Along the West Michigan Pike was honored with the Michigan Notable Award and In 2013, Fishtown, the history of the fishing community in Leland, now preserved through the Fishtown Preservation Society, snaged the Michigan Notable Award. Notable Arbutus Press authors in the fiction genre include Nancy Barr, Charles McLravy, Jennifer Sowle, and many more.

We are honored to attend the Jax Book Fest!!  Feb 29th 2020!
12/20/2019

We are honored to attend the Jax Book Fest!! Feb 29th 2020!

Rosie's Rescue is now available for sale at the National Wildlife Refuge (Visitor's Center) on Merritt Island in Florida...
04/15/2019

Rosie's Rescue is now available for sale at the National Wildlife Refuge (Visitor's Center) on Merritt Island in Florida.🌴

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02/04/2019
Naked in the Stream: Isle Royale Stories

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A wilderness island in Lake Superior calls Vic Foerster to cross the world's largest Great Lake ,land on the island's Rocky shore, Hike its bony spine, fish its...

The crew - Jan Oliver and Edward Ritts
12/15/2018

The crew - Jan Oliver and Edward Ritts

12/15/2018

Rosie's Rescue: Rosie the Roseate Spoonbill by Edward Ritts ([email protected]) . Coming January 17th, 2019.

12/15/2018

We love Rosie and you will, too. Big big hugs to talented illustrator, Jan Oliver from Traverse City, MI. She made Rosie fly!!!!

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12/15/2018

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Working hard on our new books for kids.Rosie's Rescue, Rosie the Roseate Spoonbill by Edward Ritts, illustrated by Jan O...
11/03/2018

Working hard on our new books for kids.
Rosie's Rescue, Rosie the Roseate Spoonbill by Edward Ritts, illustrated by Jan Oliver. It's a beauty. Available in January 2019.

Firebird is the story of the delicate  life cycle of the Kirtland's Warbler, the little bird who needs fire to grow litt...
11/03/2018

Firebird is the story of the delicate life cycle of the Kirtland's Warbler, the little bird who needs fire to grow little trees for nesting.

Author John Borkovich was on Michigan Out of Doors TV.  Here's the tape. His interview starts at minute 18:27 if you wan...
01/12/2018

Author John Borkovich was on Michigan Out of Doors TV. Here's the tape. His interview starts at minute 18:27 if you want to fast forward.

https://youtu.be/DSnYbJZT4hA

Sue McVey signing her  book A Guide to the Traverse City Area Craft Beer. Sue says “so many brews, so little time, get b...
10/28/2017

Sue McVey signing her book A Guide to the Traverse City Area Craft Beer. Sue says “so many brews, so little time, get busy”.

It's here
09/04/2017

It's here

Buckley Old Engine Show, Fifty Year History release date Aug 14, 2017
08/09/2017

Buckley Old Engine Show, Fifty Year History release date Aug 14, 2017

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07/16/2017

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From Independent Publisher
07/12/2017
Arbutus Press

From Independent Publisher

Arbutus Press is a project turned publishing house with the heart and soul of the Midwest. With over 75 titles, including Michigan Notable Book Award winners, the press flourishes in its regional non-fiction niche. Publisher Susan Bays explains how she used her expertise to develop a single self-pub...

Writer, Vic Foerster is outdoorsy, to say the least.
07/08/2017
Between the Lines: Hidden In The Trees

Writer, Vic Foerster is outdoorsy, to say the least.

Vic Foerster has traveled north to the wilderness of Isle Royale for 35 years. He first wrote about his adventures in Naked in the Stream: Isle Royale

The new books are here! The books are here! Hidden in the Trees: An Isle Royale Sojourn by Vic Foerster and Wildlife 911...
06/18/2017

The new books are here! The books are here! Hidden in the Trees: An Isle Royale Sojourn by Vic Foerster and Wildlife 911: on patrol by Conservation Officer John Borkovich. Watch for em' or seek them out!

Amy S. Hansen and Jan Oliver at Wildbirds Unlimited signing their book, Fire Bird
05/24/2017

Amy S. Hansen and Jan Oliver at Wildbirds Unlimited signing their book, Fire Bird

Arbutus Press
05/08/2017

Arbutus Press

FIRE BIRD makes an appearance in West Virginia
05/08/2017
New books for spring worth the read

FIRE BIRD makes an appearance in West Virginia

Over the last few months, a stack of new books has accumulated on my desk. Here are a few of the titles I recommend.

Arbutus Press
03/20/2017

Arbutus Press

03/20/2017

Something's Coming!
Something small and cute and endangered!! May 2017!

01/07/2017

New books in the hopper! Watch for "Fire Bird" The Kirtland's Warbler Story. Fabulous illustrations by Jan Oliver and text by Amy Hansen. May 2017.

Write616
11/07/2016
Write616

Write616

This book looks so charming! Congrats to Dianne Carroll Burdick!

Antique Apples from Kilcherman's Christmas Cove Farm is HERE in full delicious color. Available at Dog Ears Books in Nor...
09/07/2016

Antique Apples from Kilcherman's Christmas Cove Farm is HERE in full delicious color. Available at Dog Ears Books in Northport, Leelanau Books in Leland, Cottage Books in Glen Arbor, Horizon Books, Traverse City. Go get the heirloom apples starting Sept. 15th at the Kilcherman's Christmas Cove Farm. Oh, and you can buy the book there, too. $25.00.

The Bayview Mackinac Race will begin on Saturday, July 16, 2016 –  the Port Huron to Mackinac Race racers sail Michigan’...
07/14/2016

The Bayview Mackinac Race will begin on Saturday, July 16, 2016 – the Port Huron to Mackinac Race racers sail Michigan’s Great Lakes to reach their final destination, Mackinac Island and the Pink Pony for a celebratory beverage or two. Read the Pink Pony by Charles Cutter for a fictional account of a race that ended very abruptly for some. Get a copy at Island Bookstore. http://www.islandbookstore.com and wherever books are sold.

Grace and Grit: Motorcycle Dispatches from Early Twentieth Century Women Adventurers
07/04/2016
Grace and Grit: Motorcycle Dispatches from Early Twentieth Century Women Adventurers

Grace and Grit: Motorcycle Dispatches from Early Twentieth Century Women Adventurers

Author Bill Murphy's driving ambition and tireless research turns up the stories of five women from 1910 to 1916 who set out to pave the way for women adventurers. They packed their motorcycles with tents, tools and tenacity and charged ahead on cross country routes to make a point: that women we...

Price reduction!!  Just in time for a good paddle down the Pere Marquette River. 17.95  www.arbutuspress.com
07/03/2016

Price reduction!! Just in time for a good paddle down the Pere Marquette River. 17.95 www.arbutuspress.com

From the Detroit Free Press: A fascinating new book traces U.S.-12 — Michigan Ave, if you're a resident of metro Detroit...
06/28/2016

From the Detroit Free Press:

A fascinating new book traces U.S.-12 — Michigan Ave, if you're a resident of metro Detroit or Chicago — from its days as an Indian trail to when it became the second U.S. federal highway in 1825 and its current status as a scenic and leisurely alternative to the sameness of interstate highways.

The book is packed with facts and hundreds of photos.

Michigan Avenue begins at Campus Martius in downtown Detroit — grab a coney dog for the road at the famed Lafayette or American coney island restaurants — but the authors suggest the route really begins a couple of miles away, where St. Anne's parish was established July 26, 1701, two days after the landing of French explorer Antoine Laumet de la Mothe, sieur de Cadillac. The route carried heavy traffic millennia before that.

A mastodon trail parallels U.S.-12 from Washtenaw County nearly to the Indiana state line. It's the longest mastodon trail ever found, part of the reason the mastodon was named Michigan's state fossil in 2002.

2016 is the 100th anniversary of Augusta and Adeline Van Buren’s courageous and unprecedented ride across the United Sta...
06/20/2016

2016 is the 100th anniversary of Augusta and Adeline Van Buren’s courageous and unprecedented ride across the United States on motorcycles. The Sisters' Centennial Motorcycle Ride July 3-23, 2016, will honor and celebrate our female motorcycling heroines of the past, as we promote the growth of women motorcyclists and the motorcycling community. www.arbutuspress.com

Why not read a mystery tonight? Page One: Whiteout (set in the whole U.P.), Page One: Vanished (set in Keweenaw Peninsul...
02/23/2016

Why not read a mystery tonight?

Page One: Whiteout (set in the whole U.P.),
Page One: Vanished (set in Keweenaw Peninsula)
Page One: Hit and Run (set in Escanaba)
all written by Houghton Michigan's newest Ph.D., Nancy Barr

Apple time in Northport, Michigan.  Kilcherman's Christmas Cove Orchard for antique apples. Say hello to Phyllis and Joh...
10/21/2015

Apple time in Northport, Michigan. Kilcherman's Christmas Cove Orchard for antique apples. Say hello to Phyllis and John!

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10/21/2015

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George Weeks has something to say
10/14/2015
Schuette releases new book

George Weeks has something to say

Attorney General Bill Schuette, as AG’s before him, is a key Michigan player on major controversies of the day, ranging from same sex marriage to

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10/12/2015

Arbutus Press's cover photo

10/08/2015
Death at the Lighthouse:A Grand Island Riddle

Loren Graham, Grand Island lighthouse owner, reading from his non-fiction work, Death at the Lighthouse about two lighthouse keepers found dead in 1892.

Here's a video of Loren Graham reading from the first chapter of Death at the Lighthouse at the totally cool Falling Rock cafe and bookstore in Munising.

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Nestled on the wooded shore of Arbutus Lake, near Traverse City, Michigan, our independent publishing house began producing books and tapes about Michigan in 1998. Our first title, The Road Guide: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, was a popular guide book. Since that first book, we have been honored with awards for quality book publication. In 2002, Historic Cottages of Mackinac Island won the Michigan Notable Book Award. Asylum for the Insane: History of Kalamazoo State Hospital by William Decker, M.D. has won the coveted Notable Book award from the Michigan Library in 2009. In 2011, Vintage Views Along the West Michigan Pike was honored with the Michigan Notable Award and In 2013, Fishtown, the history of the fishing community in Leland, now preserved through the Fishtown Preservation Society, snaged the Michigan Notable Award.

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Is "The Veteran" by Frank Slaughter available?
What an interesting non-fiction book. I learned so much about another migrating bird. In my area of the country, the Chesapeake Bay, we know much about ospreys. Fascinating story which will appeal the audience intended. Thank you, Amy Hansen.