FREE BOOKS at Fest o’ Trees!

Zenith City Press will be setting up shop at this weekend’s Festival of Trees and we’ll be giving away FREE copies of Zenith: A Postcard Perspective of Historic Duluth. The book retails for $20, but it’s yours FREE for purchasing any two ZCP books (preview it here). And all our titles will be discounted 20%…

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Historic photos of Minnesota’s Canoe Country featured at UMD Brown Bag

Author Martha Greene Phillips will present on her book Border Country: The Northwoods Canoe Journals of Howard Greene, 1906-1916 at a brown-bag lunch Tuesday, November 14, from 12-1 pm in the UMD Library Rotunda. Publisher University of Minnesota Press calls the book “a unique archival account of the early twentieth-century northwoods, with friends and family, canoes, a ready wit, and a Graflex camera.” Border Country…

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ZCP author recognized with Duluth Depot Foundation Award

Nancy S. Nelson, author of Duluth’s Historic Parks: Their First 160 Years, has been named the 2017 recipient of the Duluth Depot Foundation’s 2017 Historic Interpretation & Preservation Award. The award is part of the foundation’s annual Arts & Culture Awards, created to recognize outstanding accomplishments in the areas of initiative, community enrichment, and lifetime…

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Tour Duluth’s “Dark History” with the Duluth Experience

Our friends at The Duluth Experience have announced the return of their “Dark History” bus tour. This tour, developed in part with the help of Zenith City Press, explores some of the more notorious events in Duluth’s history and even includes a few ghost stories and an Ojibwe legend. The Experience’s Nick Shultz leads the tour, which…

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Book Fair & Grand Opening at Zenith Bookstore Saturday, September 16

This Saturday, September 16, Duluth’s new Zenith Bookstore at 318 North Central Avenue in West Duluth—next to Beaner’s Central—will host a Grand Opening Book Fair in its parking lot from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Zenith City Press will be setting up shop at the fair, with all our our titles discounted from 25 to…

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If we “save” the LS&M, we first need a viable plan for its future

This article also appears in the Sunday August 13 edition of the Duluth News Tribune. August is a historic month for the Lake Superior & Mississippi Railroad. Its final spike was driven August 1, 1870, and passenger service between St. Paul and Duluth began three weeks later. August 2017 finds Duluth’s civic leaders considering the…

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Could today’s rail bikes save yesterday’s railroad?

This article also appears in the Sunday August 13 edition of the Duluth News Tribune. In a companion story we have outlined the difficulties of saving what is left of the historic Lake Superior & Mississippi Railroad and adapting it for reuse as a vital heritage railroad (click here for that story). Despite those hurdles,…

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Thanks for a great night!

On behalf of authors John DeSanto and Gail Feichtinger and myself, thanks to everyone who made it out to Fitger’s Spirit of the north Theatre this past Tuesday night for our presentation from the book Will to Murder. I’ve never seen a crowd that size for a local book event—thanks for putting up with the cramped and rather…

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‘Glensheen: The Official Guide’ a winner at the 2017 NEMBAs

Dennis O’Hara’s Glensheen: The Official Guide to Duluth’s Historic Congdon Estate, published by Zenith City Press, won the Northeast Minnesota Book Award in the Art and Photography category at last night’s 29th-annual award program. Congratulations to Dennis, whose photographs of Glensheen and the grounds that surround it are the focus of the book and the…

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