This page features small press publications from The Paper Plant and books by John Dancy-Jones, the publisher.

The Natural History of Raleigh

The Natural History of Raleigh contains 16 chapters and 30 illustrations that depict nature lore and potential nature adventures inside or near the Beltline. Written by Paper Plant publisher John Dancy-Jones, a Raleigh native and retired environmental educator.

80 pp 8/12 x 11 stapled trade paper with hand-laid paper cover printed with block image and letterpress. $15.00  ISBN 978-0-929170-17-6

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Also available at Quail Ridge Books and So&So Books in Raleigh


Performance poems.  John Dancy-Jones.  1985. second edition 1988.

The Little Heel.  Lee Moore.  illustrated by David Larson. 2004.

Translations from the Unconscious.  Clyde Smith.  1985.  Winner of the 1987 Southern Books Competition special award for alternative publishing.

Kisses by Fred Chappell.  Letterpress folder on hand-laid paper with 2 poems by  former NC Poet Laureate.

Non-Fiction Poems.  Bob Rogers. 1986.


By The Blood.  Ralph Dunn. 1986.

We Humbly Declare a Debt of Gratitude Owed to the Following.  Ralph Dunn.  1998.

The Uninvited Guest.  Billy Odom.  Illustrated by David Larson.

These six short stories represent the best of the many stories with which Billy brought down the house during the Paper Plant Thursday Night Readings in the eighties.
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Snapper, My Life with Snapping Turtles.  John Dancy-Jones. 2001.  OP.

David Larson’s 2000 Calendar.

Other NC Press Publications

The Suicide of Hooker Van Dusen.  John Dancy-Jones.  Peloria Press. 1985.

Seeking Shelter.  Clyde Smith.  Clear Words. 1989.

23 Hours. Show publication for retrospective of independent art and alternative music in Raleigh. Editors Lee Moore, Nicole Welch, Karen Kletter.  Bickett Gallery 2003.

The Orphan.  David Wilson. Illustrated by David Larson. 2018. Published by Hastycraft.


Poppy Bear.  Children’s book by Raleigh sculptor Joel Haas.  Metal Man Publishing. 2009

Frank Porter Graham.  Warren Ashby. $10.00. Portrait of a Southern liberal.

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