LOCALLY MADE FOR THE HOLIDAYS: Locally Published and Produced Books and Media


This year, treat your friends and family to locally published and produced books and media, now available at our Holiday Marketplace Pop Up!

Ohio’s Winding Road is proud to support local creators of books and media, especially those artists and authors who share stories about the history and nature of our region! A perfect gift or stocking stuffer for the avid reader, or for the family history enthusiast.

We’re excited to share our locally sourced gifts for 2021 and profile new additions to our list of Makers in Southeast Ohio!

All Marketplace orders must be placed by December 13th to make it by Christmas!

Arcadia Publishing

arcadiapublishing.com | @arcadia_publishing

For over twenty years Arcadia Publishing has reconnected people to their community, their neighbors, and their past by offering a curbside view of hometown history and often forgotten aspects of American life.

Composed in a unique pictorial format with over two hundred vintage images and accompanying captions, Arcadia books animate the cherished memories, people, places, and events that define a community.

The OWR collection of Arcadia books focuses primarily on communities in the region.

OWR Holiday Market Selections
Arcadia Books
  • Buckeye Lake
  • Thornville and Thorn Township
  • Nelsonville

Ohio University Press | Swallow Press

ohioswallow.com | @ohiounivpress

Incorporated in 1947 and formally organized in 1964 by Ohio University president Vernon Alden, Ohio University Press is the oldest scholarly publisher in Ohio. Since its founding, the press (including its trade imprint, Swallow Press) has developed into a leading publisher of books from academic monographs to regional guides to children’s books to internationally acclaimed literary works.

We are thrilled to have such an excellent collection of books from the Ohio University Swallow Press to provide to you at the marketplace this year!

Our selection is region-focused, published locally, or both!

ohio university swallow press
  • Enchanted Ground: The Spirit Rooms of Johnathan Koons by Sharon Hatfield

  • Follow the Blue Blazes by Connie and Robert J. Pond
  • Goshen Road by Bonnie Proudfoot
  • Grandma Gatewood Took a Hike
  • Book by Michelle Houts
  • Illustrations by Erica Magnus
  • A Taste of the Hocking Hills by Chef Matt Rapposelli
  • Appalachian Mushrooms: A Field Guide by Walter E. Sturgeon
  • Under Ohio: Rocks & Fossils
  • by Charles Furgeson Baker
  • Little Otter Learns to Swim
  • Book by Artie Knapp
  • Illustrations by Guy Hobbs

Film and Media

We are very lucky to have several local producers of film and music as makers in our marketplace.

Brian Harnetty

Brian Harnetty

Brian Harnetty is a sound artist using listening to foster social change. He works with sound archives and the communities connected to them, creating encounters that are rooted in place and the transformative power of listening. For the past decade, Harnetty’s projects have brought together myth, history, ecology, and economy in Appalachian Ohio, informed by his family’s roots there. His current project, Words and Silences, is a musical portrait of monk and writer Thomas Merton, fusing archival recordings of his voice with newly composed music.

holiday market selections
Shawnee, ohio | cd & booklet
  • Brian Harnetty’s “Shawnee, Ohio” (released in 2019) is a musical portrait of residents of Shawnee and the larger Little Cities of Black Diamond region. Harnetty uses archival recordings, oral histories, local murder ballads, and his own ensemble to tell the stories about the town, its labor and mining history, and its hopes for the future. The CD contains nearly an hour of music, and the accompanying 20-page booklet contains photos, transcriptions of the residents, and a brief essay.

Burr Run Productions

Burr Beard is an experienced public broadcaster who managed WDIY, WXLV and WNCW-FM which he started up in western North Carolina in 1989.  He has played music in bands and solo, singing and performing on hammer dulcimer since 1975.  At Ohio University, Beard completed the Scripps MFA in Communication Media Arts, where he taught video production, media management and producing historical documentaries. 

OWR Marketplace selections
Burr Run Documentaries
  • Millfield Mine Disaster 1930
  • On November 5, 1930 the worst coal mine disaster in Ohio history occurred when 82 men died in an underground explosion in the Sunday Creek MIne # 6 near Millfled, Ohio

Rendville: Across the Color Line

Looks at the racially integrated mining town in southern Perry County whose founder welcomed African American and white immigrants from some seven European countries based on their abilities to endure the work of late 19th Century coal mining.

Ora E. Anderson

Ora E. Anderson was a journalist, conservationist, naturalist, and artist. He was named Honorary Life Trustee of the Ohio chapter of The Nature Conservancy and in 2006 he was inducted into the Ohio Natural Resources Hall of Fame. He was the recipient of the Ohio Arts Council Governor’s Award for Arts in 1999. He passed away in August 2006 at the age of ninety-four.

OWR marketplace selection
a forest returns dvd

Reporter Ora Anderson relates how the Civilian Conservation Corps created Ohio’s Wayne National Forest. This film is a favorite for us here at Ohio’s Winding Road, and always seems to bring a tear to our eyes. It reminds us how, through perseverance and working together we can create great change. Highly recommended!

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