Caxton Press (United States)

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Caxton Press
Parent company The Caxton Printers Ltd.
Founded 1925
Founder J. H. Gipson
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location Caldwell, Idaho
Publication types books
Official website www.caxtonpress.com

Caxton Press (formerly known as Caxton Printers, a division of its parent company, The Caxton Printers Ltd.) is a book publisher located in Caldwell, Idaho, United States, founded in 1925.[1] It is also a distributor of books from the University of Idaho Press, Black Canyon Communications, Snake Country Publishing, Historic Idaho Series and Alpha Omega Publishing. It was founded by J. H. Gipson to give western writers, particularly of non-fiction about the people or culture of the Western United States, a vehicle for publication of their work.[2]

It is the publishing division of The Caxton Printers Ltd., founded in Caldwell in 1895 by A. E. Gipson, as the Gem State Rural Publishing Company, renamed to its present name in 1903.[3] Regular publishing of books began in 1925.[4] The Caxton Printers was named after William Caxton, printer of the first-ever book in English, in 1474.[1] The publishing division was itself named Caxton Printers until around 1995, when its name was changed to Caxton Press in order to differentiate it from the parent company,[5] which now also engages in non-publishing business, including selling office supplies and school supplies.[6]

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  1. ^ a b Collias, Nicholas (December 6, 2006). "Bound By Family: The ongoing epic of Caxton Press". Idaho Arts Quarterly (Boise Weekly). Retrieved August 4, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Press History". Caxton Press. Retrieved March 3, 2012. 
  3. ^ Marson, Jann G., Jr. (April 2000). "Lasting Impressions". Idaho Center for the Book Newsletter. Boise State University. Retrieved August 4, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Printers History". Caxton Printers. Retrieved March 3, 2012. 
  5. ^ Milliot, Jim (November 13, 2000). "Caxton Press Upgrading, Experimenting". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved August 4, 2012. 
  6. ^ "About Us". The Caxton Printers Ltd. Retrieved August 4, 2012. 

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