Friends of Acadia has occasionally worked on book projects that significantly further our mission to preserve, protect, and promote stewardship of Acadia National Park, and which might not otherwise be published. As a “micro-press” we have published two independent titles; other projects have been in partnership with established book publishers.

Recent Titles

Creating Acadia National Park: The Biography of George Bucknam Dorr – by Ronald H. Epp, foreword by Maureen Fournier; published by Friends of Acadia, 2016. To purchase online, visit Bar Harbor Bookshop or Sherman’s Bookstores.

Acadia National Park: A Centennial Celebration – Photography by Tom Blagden Jr., essays by Christopher Camuto, Christopher Crosman, Dayton Duncan, David Rockefeller Jr., David MacDonald, Sheridan Steele, and W. Kent Olson; published by Rizzoli New York in partnership with Friends of Acadia, 2016

The Wild Gardens of Acadia – by Anne M. Kozak and Susan S. Leiter; published by Arcadia Publishing in collaboration with the Wild Gardens of Acadia Committee of Friends of Acadia, 2016

Also Available

The Plants of Acadia National Park – by Glen Mittelhauser, Linda Gregory, Sally Rooney, and Jill Weber; published by the University of Maine Press in partnership with Friends of Acadia, Garden Club of Mount Desert, and the Maine Natural History Observatory, 2010

Out of Print

First Light: Acadia National Park and Maine’s Mount Desert Island – Photographs by Tom Blagden Jr., text by Charles R. Tyson Jr., foreword by W. Kent Olson; published by Westcliffe Publishers in partnership with Friends of Acadia, 2003

The Rusticator’s Journal: Essays about Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park – Edited by Tammis Coffin; published by Friends of Acadia