• American Burger Revival

    American Burger Revival

    Bold new burgers are appearing on the menus of the country’s top restaurants, reverently prepared by some of the nation’s best chefs. The American burger has become a fine dining event, expertly crafted and fiendishly devoured. Allow award-winning chef Samuel Monsour and noted burger critic and chef Richard Chudy to serve as your guides in this brave new world of hamburgery. Organized by the elements it takes to reach burger nirvana and sizzling with dynamic writing and design, American Burger Revival will feed the souls of ambitious, devoted burger lovers everywhere. Stoke the coals and prepare to see the light.

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  • Dirty Old Boston: Four Decades of a City in Transition

    Dirty Old Boston: Four Decades of a City in Transition

    When Jim Botticelli launched the Dirty Old Boston Facebook page as a salute to the gritty city he once knew, he discovered that thousands of people were equally nostalgic and curious about Boston’s recent past. And for good reason; after World War II, Boston changed rapidly, without apology, for better and worse, and in many ways forever.

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  • Crafty Bastards: Beer in New England from the Mayflower to Modern Day

    Crafty Bastards: Beer in New England from the Mayflower to Modern Day

    The region that defined Yankee ingenuity has a beer heritage in keeping with its character. With Crafty Bastards: Beer in New England from the Mayflower to Modern Day, Lauren Clark deepens our appreciation for beer and the challenges inherent in creating the perfect pint. Giving voice to the inimitable Yankee spirit that allows New Englanders to faithfully produce some of the best beers in the nation, Clark invites readers to take a giant swig of brewing past and present.

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  • The Coastal Table

    The Coastal Table

    When Karen Covey moved to the South Coast of Massachusetts, she discovered a community of farmers, winemakers, chefs, and fishermen thriving upon its unique coastal geography. Though long known as an extraordinary source of local ingredients for the region’s finest restaurants, few outside the culinary world have discovered the breadth and caliber of ingredients available in this part of the country. That’s about to change…

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  • Drinking Boston: A History of the City and Its Spirits

    Drinking Boston: A History of the City and Its Spirits

    Schorow serves up a remarkable cocktail representative of Boston’s unique and intoxicating story: its spirit of invention, its hardscrabble politics, its mythology, and the city’s never-ending battle between personal freedom and civic reform.

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  • Boston’s Gardens & Green Spaces

    Boston’s Gardens & Green Spaces

    More than a historic parks handbook, Boston’s Gardens & Green Spaces shows how locals are using, creating, and enjoying their urban landscape today. With chapters on the Emerald Necklace, community gardens, venerable botanic gardens, and grand estates, as well as gardens devoted to art, healing, and children, Meg Muckenhoupt has given every resident and visitor to Greater Boston a reason to get outdoors.

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  • Under Cape Cod Waters

    Under Cape Cod Waters

    Award-winning photojournalist Ethan Daniels captures the mystery and importance of the often overlooked natural communities along the Cape Cod coastline. This beautiful coffee table book combines exquisite photography with a naturalist’s passion and awareness.

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  • Boston Baby

    Boston Baby

    This diaper-sized volume is jam packed with the resources and information local parents need—from where to begin when you bring your bundle of joy home, to surviving a New England winter with a toddler as wild as the weather. It’s a must for every new and veteran parent in the hub.

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  • The Die-Hard Sports Fan’s Guide to Boston

    The Die-Hard Sports Fan’s Guide to Boston

    Forget the Swan Boats—the real heart and soul of Boston is found among the fans at Fenway Park, the mobs lining the route of the Boston Marathon, the tailgaters at Boston College, and the crowds celebrating yet another championship for the Pats, Sox, and Celtics. The Die-Hard Sports Fan’s Guide to Bostonis the first and only comprehensive guide to the incredible range of spectator sporting events in and around the Hub.

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  • New England’s Historic Homes & Gardens

    New England’s Historic Homes & Gardens

    The history of New England—indeed, the history of the United States—can be experienced first-hand by visiting the homes and estates of the region’s most notable residents. From presidents and war heroes to icons of American literature and the arts, the grace and grandeur of these homes offer a glimpse into the lives of the men and women who shaped our nation.

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  • North Shore Baby

    North Shore Baby

    Complete with activities, daytrips, and family-friendly shopping tips, as well as essentials on museums, theaters, classes and playspaces, North Shore Baby is a must for parents north of Boston. So gather up the kids, grab this trusty field guide, and discover all that Essex County has to offer you and your family!

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  • Discovering the Boston Harbor Islands

    Discovering the Boston Harbor Islands

    Discovering the Boston Harbor Islands is an indispensable resource for those who want to uncover the best kept secret in the Northeast. Part history, part travel guide, Christopher Klein has written the most compelling invitation to explore the Boston Harbor Islands national park area to date.

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  • Your Ultimate Guide to the Fourth of July in Massachusetts

    Your Ultimate Guide to the Fourth of July in Massachusetts

    Listen my children and you shall hear of the midnight ride of Paul Revere…the tourists are coming. Perhaps one of the most distinguished literary artifacts of America’s early years, Paul Revere’s Ride is a poem still used today to teach the timeline of America’s independence in primary schools around the country. We don’t need to […]

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  • New England Blueberry Season Is Upon Us…

    New England Blueberry Season Is Upon Us…

    Strawberry season may be winding down, but blueberries are ripening on the bushes! Farms all over New England are beginning to welcome blueberry lovers and their appetites for these sweet, blue gems. One good way to get your fix is by going to a festival, such as Vermont’s week long Blueberry Fest, or Blueberry Day on August 8th in East […]

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  • Make the Most of Summer Reading

    Make the Most of Summer Reading

    School is out (or soon will be!) and everyone is reporting the same news: let your child pick their own summer reading. According to a study by the University of Rochester’s Medical Center, over 75% of students who were allowed to choose their own summer reading maintained or improved their reading levels. This is compared to […]

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  • This Weekend: Beer, Burgers, and Bikes in Maine

    This Weekend: Beer, Burgers, and Bikes in Maine

    Classes are ending for the kids, but school is still in session for the adults. Beer school, that is. The Maine Brewers Guild Beer School hosts one of a kind classes and events, and they sell out fast—for good reason. This weekend in Onoro, the Beer School will be partnering with Orono Brewing Company to host […]

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  • Boston Harbor Distillery

    Boston Harbor Distillery

    It is a well-known fact around here that we love history and booze. We are especially partial to boozy history – so when we heard that Boston Harbor Distillery was launching in a newly restored warehouse building in Dorchester’s Port Norfolk neighborhood, our interest was definitely piqued. Then we saw what kind of spirits they were […]

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  • Back in the Dirty Old Days: Give Your Father the Gift of Nostalgia

    Back in the Dirty Old Days: Give Your Father the Gift of Nostalgia

    Ah fathers. They love to tell you how great things were when they were younger. The cars, the shops, the clothes. Modern times just can’t live up to their memories of what life was like “back then.” If your dad is longing for the good old days, Jim Botticelli’s Dirty Old Boston: Four Decades of a City […]

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  • Beer and Burger Books for Dad

    Beer and Burger Books for Dad

    Beer, burgers, and boats. Need we say more? We know: shopping for Dad can be tricky. If you’re grasping for gift ideas, we’ve got you covered! Seductive “centerfolds” fill the pages of American Burger Revival, where bold new takes on burger recipes guide your taste buds to glory. With brazen spins on this timeless classic, these […]

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  • Dirty Old Boston Takes 3rd Best Coffee Table Book at 58th New England Book Show

    Dirty Old Boston Takes 3rd Best Coffee Table Book at 58th New England Book Show

    We’ve always known that Dirty Old Boston: Four Decades of a City in Transition is something special, but we’re thrilled to announce that the judges at The New England Book Show agree! The hit title received third place in the show’s coffee table books contest category. Judges remarked that they were “really impressed with the variation in photo […]

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  • Books Mom Will Love

    Books Mom Will Love

    Flowers are finally starting to bloom, and yes, that means Mother’s Day is around the corner! But just because flowers are in bloom, that doesn’t mean flowers are the only gift mom wants. The sun is out, and the Boston harbor islands are shining! Beat the tourists by hopping on the ferry and taking Mom […]

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  • Independent Bookstore Day: May 2nd

    Independent Bookstore Day: May 2nd

    Shopping small and  buying local are very familiar concepts  to us here at Union Park Press. We can relate to small businesses—and the challenges and opportunities they face—because we’re a small business too. While it’s very true that we need booksellers of all kinds to succeed in this crazy world of modern publishing, it’s the relationships […]

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  • April Staycation 2015: School Vacation in Boston

    April Staycation 2015: School Vacation in Boston

    The Boys of Summer are back in action. The Marathon is around the corner. Jogging strollers are clogging intersections. And college students are laying out on any green patches  they can find. All this can only mean one thing: spring has sprung and it’s time for April Vacation! If you and the kids are planning an […]

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  • Dirty Old Boston: Marathon Edition!

    Dirty Old Boston: Marathon Edition!

    The Boston Marathon finish line most of us are familiar seeing is a bold blue and yellow banner that crosses the pavement on Boylston Street just before Copley Square. Visible from the line is the John Hancock Tower and the Pru, but that wasn’t always the case. Have you ever thought about how the marathon’s finish line and […]

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