Courtesy of friend-O-the-Parish Raymond Majerski, here’s a selection of buttons that illustrate various aspects of our town’s storied history: the brief time in the early 1960s when the town government was controlled by a political party consisting of sentient bears (or, as opponents charged, humans dressed as bears); the town motto “We’re Closer Than You Think!”; and Orford Parish’s historically fraught relationship with the Society of Friends. Thank you, Ray. These are awesome!
Hey folks! It’s June, and so we have a fine new addition to our burgeoning line of off-puttingly weird titles. “Old Gory” is a split book with one story from Joseph Pastula and one from Tom Breen, examining the sinister side of that most mundane of symbols: the American flag. Get you some!
This weekend, Orford Parish Books founder Tom Breen (along with the renowned Matthew M. Bartlett) will be representing Orford Parish Books at Scare-a-Con New England in Springfield, MA. Drop by! Buy some books!
Summon the Devil Have a chat!
Orford Parish books will also be debuting its latest release – a very exciting and decidedly weird chapbook with stories by both Tom Breen and Joseph Pastula – at Scare-a-Con. The book won’t be available online until June 16th, so now’s your opportunity to jump on the boat before its set sail!