About Orange Frazer Press
To commemorate the Public Library’s 150th Anniversary, Orange Frazer Press has published Free & Public—a one-of-a-kind history that brought together one of America’s highest circulating libraries with “one of the most successful regional publishers in the nation,” according to The Ohioana Library. For Orange Frazer, it was a way to recognize a Library that has been a reliable source for investigating the wonders of the state throughout 15 years of publishing. For the Public Library, it was a way to share its rich history with a community through a regional publisher that’s earned its reputation by specializing in “everything Ohio.”
Ohio’s largest small publisher, Orange Frazer has won numerous awards including Ohioana’s “2000 Citation Award for Excellence in Publishing” and the Ohio Historical Society’s “2002 Ohio Historic Preservation Award for Public Education and Awareness.” Based in Wilmington, Ohio, the company has published a number of travel guides and guidebooks as well as an ongoing series of almanacs and reference guides, histories, and commentaries. Among some that move from the Library’s shelves into the hands of the Buckeye curious are: Building Ohio: A Traveler’s Guide to Ohio’s Urban Architecture and its companion, Building Ohio: A Traveler’s Guide to Ohio’s Rural Architecture; The Ohio Almanac; The Ohio Nature Almanac; Woody’s Boys: 20 Famous Buckeyes Talk Amongst Themselves; and Earle: A Coach’s Story.
Others with a Cincinnati focus include: Laura Pulfer’s I Beg to Differ: Politically Incorrect, Proudly Midwestern, and Potentially Funny and her second book, Mothers and Other Heroes; The Pride of Price Hill: Cincinnati’s West Side and the Elder Mystique; The Big Big Gig: Celebrating Pigs in Cincinnati; Paul Daugherty’s Fair Game; and Randy McNutt’s Ghosts: Ohio’s Haunted Landscapes, Lost Arts & Forgotten Places. For more about Orange Frazer Press visit www.orangefrazer.com.