Calling All Bibliophiles!

The unrepentant bibliophile diner mugComing soon to our online store… mugs and notepads with bookish themes – such as the “unrepentant bibliophile” coffee cup seen being tested here. Historically, drinking mugs were carved of bone or wood. Ours is the standard ceramic version, adorned with a pleasant little bespectacled bookworm reclining against his “books to read” stack. Stop back in June to buy yours!

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Join Us as New Hampshire Homeschoolers Take to the Stage

The Rindge Area Homeschoolers are performing The Fisherman and His Wife on March 1, 2014.February vacation week in Southern New Hampshire means skiing, day trips to Boston museums, and visits to grandma’s house. For many of the Monadnock region’s homeschoolers though, the public schools’ vacation week means it’s time for the theataaa! Once again, the Rindge Area Homeschoolers (in conjunction with the Rindge Rec Department and sponsored in part by The Armarium Press) contracted with Children’s Stage Adventures to hold a week-long theater program that culminates in a full-scale production of The Fisherman & His Wife.

The cast of home-schooled kids from early elementary through high school will sing, dance, and act their way through CSA’s original retelling of the Grimm’s fairy tale about a fisherman who catches an enchanted fish. Last year’s production of A Sword Called Excaliber (in which The Boy played Villager #3) was our first experience with Children’s Stage Adventures – and their operation is truly impressive.

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The Armarium Press Launches Armarium Editorial Services

Armarium Editorial Services - A Division of The Armarium Press IncDo you see beauty in a perfectly punctuated sentence? Feel joy at the sound of a grammatically correct phrase? We do! From proofreading other companies’ marketing materials to indexing other publishers’ manuscripts, our editorial team has been keeping busy in between The Armarium Press’s own book projects.

So busy, in fact, that we have decided to bring all such outside projects under the direction of a single editorial project manager — and today, we are proud to announce the launch of our Armarium Editorial Services division. If you are a writer, publisher, or business owner who needs a little help “polishing your prose,” we invite you to visit the Armarium Editorial Services website to see how we can help.

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Announcing The Chaucer Gazette Newsletter

If you’re a charter member of Chaucer’s Happy Tails Fan Club (and you special folks know who you are!), the inauChaucer the Dog in His Reporter Hat Illustration by John Clarkegural issue of our newsletter, The Chaucer Gazette: One Hound’s News & Views, has already landed in your in-box. As the famous fox terrier writes in his Warm Woof of Welcome introduction, “You’ll find each issue filled with news of my activities, bookish and otherwise, plus such content as free teaching resources, animal rescue news, dog-friendly travel, et cetera.” Sign up for the Gazette by joining the Happy Tails Fan Club at right.

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Employee Conflict: Do Today’s Workers Know How to Lose Gracefully?

Crew members (workers) engaging in mutiny against their clueless captain (manager), as illustrated by John Clarke for All Hands on Deck

“Conflict in the workplace can be a healthy and positive thing for your company,” Forbes contributor David Roth writes in a recent column. “It means you have a variety of personality types, each with their own way of approaching problems… and even differences in perception of what is a problem and what isn’t.”

Healthy and positive, perhaps. Do most entrepreneurs and owners of start-up companies know how to settle workplace conflicts effectively, though? Do some think it’s easier to just suck it up and let it pass? If you ignore it, will the tension simply fade away? Continue reading

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