About Bauhan Publishing
In 1959, William L. Bauhan purchased Richard R. Smith Inc., a Rindge-based publishing company founded in New York City in the 1930s. Bauhan ran R.R. Smith, first under its original name, then as Noone House, named for the family home across from Peterborough’s Noone Falls, and finally, after the Bauhans moved to neighboring Dublin, as William L. Bauhan Inc.
After Bauhan’s death in 2006, local writer and editor Ian Aldrich shepherded the company through a transitional phase. Bauhan’s daughter, Sarah Bauhan, who worked with her father for years as a book designer and ultimately managed the company, reincorporated as Bauhan Publishing LLC in 2009.
“With the proliferation of new media and Internet publish-on-demand services, this may seem an odd time to invest in a traditional book publishing business,” says Bauhan. “But we can offer something that the newcomers can’t: well-designed and well-edited books printed on high-quality paper with beautiful, eye-catching covers. It’s all about craftsmanship. Bauhan Publishing brings personal service, many years of experience, and the understanding that book publishing is an art as well as a business venture.”
The company continues to focus on New England regional books in the areas of history, art, nature studies, and poetry, as well as venturing into thoughtful books that explore sustainability of both the earth and the spirit, and a few fiction titles.