Coming Soon



Announces its acquisition of
the distinguished list of books
from John F. Blair, Publisher.

Carolina Wren will launch the
combined list on January 1, 2018
With a new name: BLAIR


Carolina Wren Press: Founded in 1974, Durham, NC. Nonprofit press, with fiction and poetry from new voices, seeking new audiences.

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John F. Blair, Publisher: Founded in 1954, Winston-Salem, NC. Books about the culture, history, and tourism in the Southeast.

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About Us

At a time when most people begin planning their retirement, John Blair began a new career—publishing. While he was an editor at the University of North Carolina Press, Blair noticed many good manuscripts, rich in regional material, which were rejected because they were not of the scholarly nature the press was publishing. In a speech before the University of North Carolina Library in 1974, Blair said, "It broke my heart to see them die." Read more.

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