Scott Butcher’s latest new book!
Background post: New book from Scott Butcher!
Here is a message sent to me from author and fellow blogger Scott D. Butcher…
I’m excited to announce publication of my first full-color coffee table book!
York: America’s Historic Crossroads is being released by Schiffer Publishing. This is the first of three photo books that I’m doing with them (next Spring will see the release of Delaware Reflections – 250 photos of the Delaware Coast from Lewes to Fenwick Island). It has been over 15 years since the last full-color photo book of York City was published, and so much has changed.
I’ve been photographing the City for almost two decades, starting with a college project. Through my involvement with the York County Visitors Guide, Revolutionary York Visitors Guide, and RelocationLink: York County, I’ve spent many hours wandering the streets of York, camera in hand.
As you can imagine, because of my passion for local historic architecture, many of the photographs in the book are of buildings. But you’ll also find streetscapes, events, parks, and several unique bird’s eye views taken from towers, belfries and domes. And while the book is first and foremost a photo book, the chapter introductions and photo captions showcase York’s history, from its founding in 1741 to today. Schiffer Publishing did an excellent job on this. I
‘ve been fortunate to have worked with several high quality publishers (most recently The History Press, which published York’s Historic Architecture earlier this year). The book is a true coffee table book — hard-cover, 8.5″ x 11″, heavy, glossy paper stock with over 300 beautifully saturated photos. I’m thrilled that Schiffer believed in this project. York is a somewhat risky market for them because of our size. They need to sell A LOT of books just to break even. So please go buy a copy for everyone you know!
Actually, you can pick up a copy at the Museum Shops of the York County Heritage Trust, 250 East Market St. They should have copies in the coming week. You can order directly from the publisher, or pre-order from Amazon.com right now. I’ve also talked to the staff at the local Border’s, and they plan to stock it. But I highly recommend that you purchase from the Heritage Trust, if you are interested in obtaining a copy.
York is very unique in that there are so many local books on such a wide variety of topics. There are few places that seem to have as many local interest books as York, and the York County Heritage Trust Museum Shop has them all (250 East Market St., York). If you are interested in corporate gifts for your clients, please let me know and I’ll put you in touch directly with the publisher. They are offering steep discounts for quantity purchases (beginning at 40% off retail for 5-10 copies). As always, thank you for your interest.
I never intended for three books to be released within a 5-month period, it just happened that way with the publisher’s schedules. (I turned in this book last November, so it took almost a year to be released.) You can view many of the photos featured in the book — as well as photos from my upcoming books on the Delaware Coast and Gettysburg — at my photography site: www.scottbutcher.smugmug.com.
Come to the YCHT’s Agricultural & Industrial Museum on November 8, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. I’ll be giving a presentation about York’s Historic Architecture, and signing books, as part of their free Second Saturday Program. More info: www.yorkheritage.org.
– Scott Butcher
Publisher’s Page: Schiffer Books