In 1983, John and Martha Storey bought the publishing arm of Garden Way, a company long known for its rototillers and garden carts. The newly created Storey Communications set up headquarters in Pownal, Vermont, and became the trusted authority for books on gardening, farming, building, cooking, crafts, and other topics providing “practical information that encourages personal independence in harmony with the environment,” as our mission statement expresses. In 2000, John and Martha passed ownership of the company on to Workman Publishing, one of the largest and most successful independent publishers around who are known for top-notch sales and distribution.
In 1999, their offices relocated to the nearby Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts and the campus of Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) in North Adams. The artistic ingenuity fostered in this environment along with the beautiful natural setting of the Berkshires energize and shape their vision for books that teach and inspire.
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