Beechwood Books is a publishing house founded on do-it-yourself ideology. When our founder had his first book produced by a major publisher in 2005, he felt lost and ignored during the process. As he put it, "They reminded me of my Army recruiter – once I signed the paperwork, they were impossible to get a hold of." So, he decided to produce his own books from start to finish.
In 2010, Beechwood Books was founded, and an efficient and collaborative approach replaced the bloated process typical of major publishers. At Beechwood Books, our team – author, manuscript assistant, typesetter, graphic designer, and a few proofreaders – delivers low-cost, high-quality books directly to individual readers and booksellers.
Our unique titles include Blue Line to Blue Line (2013, only guidebook to the Trans Adirondack Route), History Inside the Blue Line (2014, only Trans Adirondack Route place name book), My Adirondacks (2015, voted Best Memoir by Adirondack Center for Writing), Among the Cloud Splitters (2016, only High Peaks place name book), Cradle of the Union (2019, only Albany street name history book), Color Remote (2019, most expansive Adirondack coffee table photo book ever published), and From Northville to Placid (2021, only Northville Placid Trail place name book). Forthcoming titles include With an Ax and a Rifle (2023, most thorough Adirondack settlement book ever written) and Deep History (2023, only Lake Champlain place name book).