We’re Storey. Pleased to meet you.

If you want to get your hands dirty, start here!

From our first days in an old creamery in Charlotte, Vermont, way back in 1983, we at Storey have stayed true to our original vision: to provide dependable, affordable, nuts-and-bolts advice that makes sense and looks good. Today, our home is in the beautiful Berkshires of western Massachusetts, and we have more than 600 active titles and over 49 million books in print.

For 30 years, Storey has promoted the practical virtues of creative self reliance. We’re passionate because we do it too — we’re gardeners, knitters, brewers, picklers, cooks, beekeepers, riders, hikers, builders, farmers, writers, and lovers of the outdoors. (Whew!) Somewhere along the way we got hooked — we found a great teacher or read a great book and were inspired to do more. We watched our mother knit and copied her movements. We sat under the stars, then built an Adirondack chair to sit a while longer.

We’re self reliant, but we haven’t done it on our own. Our library of sustainable skills has grown from the accumulated wisdom of generations: Learn to do something well and pass that knowledge along. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. At Storey, we’re dedicated to continuing this tradition. If you want to get your hands dirty, we’ll be there.

We’re what we are because of who we are.

Storey’s foundation is built from time-tested techniques and real-life experience. Our authors are experts in their fields (often literally!) — people who have dedicated their lives to increasing the richness of the environment. They’ve been there, grown it, raised it, or made it.

Allan Hamilton (Zen Mind, Zen Horse) is not only a renowned professor of neurosurgery, but a horse trainer who runs a ranch in Arizona where he offers programs in horsemanship, empowerment for cancer survivors, and equine-assisted therapy. Rosemary Gladstar (Rosemary Gladstar’s Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health and Rosemary Gladstar’s Medicinal Herbs) began developing herbal formulas over 30 years ago and is a pioneer of the herbal movement. Each of our authors is a Storey author for a reason. This expertise is at the core of everything we do.

Our goal as a publisher is to make this incredible expertise accessible to anyone with the time and the passion. Whether picking up knitting needles for the first time or raising healthy backyard livestock, readers know they can turn to Storey for no-nonsense advice and new ideas, every time.

Thanks from everyone at Storey!