Handstand Press is the proud publisher of books celebrating the culture and landscape of Cumbria, England’s arguably most beautiful county. We are a community business, working with authors and a team of local professionals to produce high-quality publications ranging in content from Cumbria’s industrial past to its famous country houses and towns; from memoirs to poetry and children’s fiction. Our mission is to make a lasting contribution to the history and life of this special place.
This site tells you about the books currently on our list.
HANDSTAND PRESS PUBLICATIONS CAN BE ORDERED EASILY FROM THIS WEBSITE.
OUR BOOKS CAN ALSO BE OBTAINED FROM ANY GOOD BOOKSHOP.
Handstand Press has been recognized at the Lakeland Book of the Year awards on several occasions.
- In 2019. This Place I Know – A New Anthology of Cumbrian Poetry. Runner up, Lakeland Book of the Year and winner of the Bookends Prize for Poetry and Literature.
- In 2017. Ulverston – An English Market Town Through History, by Helen Shacklady was long-listed for the Lakeland Book of the Year Award.
- In 2013 The Paradise of Furness, The Story of Conishead Priory and Its People by Sarah Holmes was long-listed for the Lakeland Book of the Year Award
- In 2007 June Whitehead was a runner-up in the Lakeland Book of the Year Awards with Lost Children: the Ulverston Workhouse in the 19th Century.
Winners at the 2019 LAKELAND BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDS
You can contact Handstand Press via this website, by email or phone.