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By Maya London-Southern

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Bulk in the Brattleboro Food Co-op.

BULK! It’s so important that I’m writing my entire second blog post about it. Even if everything you need isn’t available in bulk where you live, chances are this is where you can find a lot of things you do need or want.

When it comes to shopping sustainably, bulk is the ultimate lifesaver. While items bought in bulk likely still came in disposable packaging, the customer’s choice to buy in bulk as opposed to individually wrapped products reduces the amount of packaging used. The truth is, unless you’re growing all of your own food, it’s practically impossible to buy food without someone producing some type of trash along the way. But it doesn’t have to be this way, and by refusing this unnecessary packaging in everyday shopping, a consumer is voting for change.

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Spring News for March 2016

We are a growing Vermont publisher with exciting news to share!

9780996135771-PerfecBandCt.inddBlackberries and Cream ~ a Classic Children’s Novel from Green Writers Press Selected for the Alabama Book Festival and named a finalist for the Foreword Review’s IndieFAB Book of the Year

Other news on upcoming books:

Clarence MajorHaving written more than eight novels, including My Amputations and Dirty Bird Blues, alongside a dozen books of poetry, Chicago Heat and Other Stories is Clarence Major’s second work of short fiction and first book with Green Writers Press is coming out September 6, 2016. Here is a quote from Clarence—and we are honored to be his publisher!

At the same time one of the most pressing issues for all of humanity is the environment, namely climate change. I would like to support efforts to bring about awareness of the problem. We are running out of time. —Clarence Major

And last, but not least: We are so excited about Green Writers Press having 5 finalists in the annual Foreword Reviews IndieFAB Book of the Year Awards:

Richard Jarrette, A Hundred Million Years of Nectar Dances—Poetry
M Jackson, While Glaciers Slept: Being Human in a Time of Climate Change—Memoir
Lauren Alderfer, Teaching from the Heart of MindfulnessEducation
Leslie Rivver, Blackberries and Cream—Juvenile Fiction
Sydney Lea, What’s the Story? Reflections on a Life Grown Long—Essays

“The 2015 INDIEFAB finalist selection process is as inspiring as it is rigorous,” said Victoria Sutherland, publisher of Foreword Reviews magazine. “The strength of this list of finalists is further proof that small, independent publishers are taking their rightful place as the new driving force of the entire publishing industry.”



Please welcome, ANNA MULLEN, Marketing and Outreach Coordinator, Assistant Editor!

AnnaMullenAnna is a poet, naturalist, and aspiring morning person from the suburban foothills of the North Carolina Appalachians. She has special love for writings about the sea, speculative fiction, animal consciousness, psychologies of climate change, and queer ecology. She studied Environmental Literature at Middlebury College and as a poetry fellow at Bread Loaf Orion’s Environmental Writers’ Conference. Most recently she served as Treleven, Inc.’s writer-in-residence, working on poetic and scientific sketches of their sheep flock in New Haven, VT.

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We are dedicated to the “LOCALVORE” movement in bookselling.


A Special Offering from our Localvore Store

 GWPnewMastheadGreetings friends of GWP. . . now we have a store set up ON-LINE to order special editions, preorders, cards, posters, and more…. a community store, but on-line! This is a way to keep the “Localvore” movement going into publishing—shop local, right here in Vermont!

We are offering a selected series of So Little Time photographs that will be a treasure for our readers and supporters, too. Help us support our artists directly! Our f
eatured SPRING 2015 artist is First Nation’s photographer Neil Louie.

Neil Louie is a freelance photographer from Chilliwack, British Columbia, and graduate of the VAN Arts College Photography Program. Neil is the nephew of Chief Martin Louie, of the Nadleh Whut’en First Nation group in opposition of the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines Project, a proposal to construct twin pipelines, running from Bruderheim, Alberta, to Kitimat, British Columbia. Groups like the Yinka Dene Alliance have been organized to campaign against the project.

We will donate 90% of the photo sale to Neil Louie (includes the gallery commission); 10% to the First Nation’s Tribal Council of the Nadler Whut’en band. Thanks for considering this beautiful image and Neil will be thrilled to make the sale. Here is the image, and the link:



New!  Notecards
These 5″ x 7″ notecards of each bird from The Bird Book are available through our online store, as single cards, or in a full group of 26! They are printed right in Brattleboro, Vermont on 100% post-consumer recycled paper, too.

The Bird Book is a children’s alphabet book by artist and educator Brian D. Cohen and writer Holiday Eames, created for their son, David.Each letter of the alphabet, in both uppercase and lowercase, corresponds to the bird illustrated on each page. The descriptions are a delight to read for inquisitive children and adults alike.



Thanks for your support and being a GWP ‘localvore’ shopper!