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Summer 2015

Greetings, Dear Irish Friends! by Patricia McConville Martin Part of your celebration at Iowa Irish Fest should include treating yourself to a copy of Irish Touches retail $18.95. With this book, you can celebrate your Irish roots every day of the year. For discounts click here: Wholesale Ordering Information Irish Touches “A drop of Irish…

Spring 2015 – Click Here For Full Details

Dear Friends, This marks the beginning of our 36th year of publishing books. From ethnic cultural cookbooks, we have evolved to creating art books featuring photography, and now paintings. In the summer of 2015 our newest title will be Moonlight on the Mississippi by Nancy Purington featuring her oil paintings, watercolors, and photography. Nancy with…

Blog Tags: Deb Schense, How to Be Happy, Independent Publisher, Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa Pastel Landscapes, Joan Liffring-Zug Bourret, John Johnson, Marcia Wegman, Moonlight on the Mississippi, Nancy Purington, Penfield Books, and Pictures and People.

Fall / Winter 2013

Penfield Books Editor, Dorothy Anne Crum, passed away Oct. 10, 2013, at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa. For over three decades she edited over 100 of our titles. Dorothy was born in Lovilla, Iowa, to Stanley Charles Papich and Catherine Jakovich Papich. She graduated from Ottumwa Heights Academy and Marycrest College, where her interests and…

Blog Tags: Augusta's Daughter, Concordia College, H-Net Humanities and Social Sciences Reviers, Joy Lintelman, and Judit Martin.

Summer 2013

September 11, 2013 ———— Dear Friends Letter – Please click here. ———— Penfield Presents Master Swedish Storyteller – Please click here. ———— Author Toni (Charlotte) Brendel provided us with this letter from the Czech Embassy in Washington D.C. in regards to our new release, “Lidice Remembered Around the World.” Reprinted with permission. ————- July 19,…

Spring 2013

Dear Friends, June 5, 2013 Award News for Penfield Books The Amana Landscape Photography by David B. Heusinkveld, Amana Text by Peter Hoehnle, Amana Graphic Design by M.A. Cook Design, Cedar Rapids Published by Penfield Books, Iowa City The Amana Landscape, was a finalist in the 2013 annual Benjamin Franklin Awards contest of the IBPA…

Fall / Winter 2012

For ten days in October we hosted Judit Martin, author of Augusta’s Daughter: Life in Nineteenth Century Sweden. This beautifully written novel dramatically highlights the immigration of many discriminated Scandinavian women to America. Judit, an American has lived in Sweden for forty years. This book is carefully researched. What happens to Augusta and her daughter actually happened to…

Spring / Summer News 2012

Joan won 1st place nationally for her book, Pictures and People . . . in New York City last week. 1300 books were entered, and she got first place. What an incredible honor – and woman – and mother-in-law she is! ——————- Joan did it again! This time in New York! Congratulations! ——————– June 6,…

Fall/Winter News 2011-2012

Dear Friends, Joan offers a powerpoint presentation of the photos from her autobiography book, Pictures and People, and insights to the era from the 1950s to 2011. Martha Booth writes, “Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedules to speak to our Optimist Club, about Pictures and People: A Search for Visual Truth and…

Spring/Summer News 2011

May 2011 Join us on Facebook for the latest updates. We are listed under Penfield Books on facebook. Hi, My name is Millie and I’m a regular reader of penfieldbooks.com. I’d like to thank you for the excellent information I’ve found on penfieldbooks.com. It’s always a great pleasure to read your articles and I have…

Fall/Winter News 2010

December 2010 Becky Olafsen reads Elisabeth Koren essay in Christmas in the at the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum. She is wearing attire similar to the dress of the 1850s, supplied by the drama department of Luther College in Decorah. We wish all a happy holiday season. We begin our festivities with a visit to Vesterheim, the Norwegian-American Museum,…

November 2010

Czech & Slovak Wit & Wisdom $12.95 Compiled by Pat Martin Illustrations by Marj Nejdl ISBN: 978-1932043-54-9 Paperback, 5 ½” x 8 ½”  40 pages Third Edition Penfield Books 215 Brown Street Iowa City, IA 52242 1-800-728-9998 Reviewed by Whitney Pope Czech & Slovak Wit & Wisdom is a charming collection of cherished sayings, traditional…

November 2010

My Life with My Camera A power book presentation by Joan Liffring-Zug Bourret Over sixty years of photography are shown. The first presentation was at the Arkansas Literary Festival in spring 2010. Most recently the photographs and comments by Joan were at the Des Moines Women’s Club in November 2010, followed by a similar program…

October 2010

Dear Friends,    With all the changes in the printing industry, the greatest since Guttenberg invented movable type about 500 years ago, we have explored in depth how to best handle publication of books both as a book to hold in your hands and as an electronic book to read on a machine. We are…

Magnets and More!

Dear Friends, This has been a busy year selecting the best of the photography by my son David B. Heusinkveld. After my grandson, Jordan, was killed six years ago, and David was severely injured in the same crash, he almost by chance became a wonderful nature photographer. See his essay under David B. Heusinkveld soon…

Fall News 2009

Penfield Books Celebrates 30 Years Founded in 1979 by John Zug and Joan Liffring-Zug Bourret, the Iowa City publisher is ending its 30th year. Over 115 titles have been published, of which 100 are still in print. Penfield’s books are sold nationwide in the U.S., Canada, Sweden, and Finland. One of the first titles, still…