Friday, April 19, 2013


Grain Elevator Press, Hutchinson, was notified this week that their first book The American Grain Elevator: Function & Form is a finalist for two prestigious awards for small press publications.

The book was recognized as a First Horizon Award finalist for the current national Eric Hoffer Award season. The First Horizon Award is given each year to the highest scoring books by debut authors. This is a special distinction beneath the Eric Hoffer Award umbrella. The book is still being considered for category, press, and grand prizes.

It is also a finalist in the Illustrations: Photography category of the Midwest Book Awards which provides recognition to regional small presses.

Press owner and author, Linda Laird, said, "Who'd have thought a little book on grain elevators would garner such enthusiasm across the country? This national interest has been seen in our sales as we have rapidly moved to a second printing. Our next book will hopefully be out before Christmas and will focus on the history of grain elevators in Kansas." Books may be purchased at or by sending a check for $26 to Linda Laird, 502 E Sherman Hutchinson KS 67501.

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