Caxton Press (United States)

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Caxton Press
Parent companyThe Caxton Printers Ltd.
FounderJ. H. Gipson
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationCaldwell, Idaho
Publication typesbooks

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. Archived from the original on March 10, 2012. Retrieved March 3, 2012.
  3. ^ Marson, Jann G. Jr. (April 2000). "Lasting Impressions". Idaho Center for the Book Newsletter. Boise State University. Archived from the original on June 11, 2011. 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. Archived from the original on January 24, 2012. Retrieved August 4, 2012.

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