“What comes across loud and clear ...
is the unmistakable ring of authenticity.”
We hope that observation, from a review of our anthology Shore Stories, also rings true for our endeavors as a trade publisher. It’s what we strive for.
Since 1984, Down The Shore Publishing has offered coastal residents and visitors an increasing variety of quality regional titles. We began with a single calendar, the first Down The Shore Calendar, for 1985. Since that time, we’ve become a dedicated publisher of books including regional history, literature, pictorial works and gift books as well as calendars, notecards, and videos.
We’ve been fortunate to attract talented writers, editors, artists and photographers, and our titles have become touchstones and valuable references about the Shore. In our publishing, integrity and quality in content combine with attractive design.
We were the first publisher of quality books about the New Jersey Shore, our primary focus. This coastline is intimately connected to the emotions and memories of not only New Jerseyans, but also so many from New York, Philadelphia and far beyond who have left their footprints at the Jersey Shore. Our titles make that connection, whether at the Shore or at home in the suburbs or city.
As another reviewer wrote:
"Down The Shore Publishing is doing a remarkable job not only of finding and bringing to light tales and chronicles of the Jersey Shore, but also of encouraging and promoting new works, fictional, documentary and children’s. You won’t find John Grisham or Belva Plain on its book list. But for beach reading you can look up from and see the setting right there, it’s rapidly becoming the house of record."
Our attachment to and love for the Shore is readily apparent in all of our books, calendars, cards and videos. We not only publish here, we live here we have sand in our shoes and salt in our veins.
And although our publishing emphasis is this coast, we also publish books with universal coastal themes as well as books about New Jersey in general. We hope you enjoy our efforts and thank you for joining us, wherever you may be, Down The Shore!
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