It Began Around the Fire
What began as stories around the fire is now taking shape here at Owl House Books.
About Us: Owl House Books is an imprint of Homebound Publications specializing in literature that can be appreciated by all ages. Myth has haunted and shaped us since the dawn of language, giving wing and fleshy form to the archetypes of our imagination. As our past was spent around the fire listening to myths and the sounds of the night, so were our childhoods spent getting lost in the tangled branches of fables. Through our titles, we hope to return to these storytelling roots.
What’s in a Name? Owls are the archetypal wisdom-bearers in fables. As the messenger of guidance, myth and wisdom, the character of the owl is an embodiment of what we hope to achieve through our library.
Environmental Sensibilities: Homebound Publications greatly values the natural environment and invests in environmental conservation. We are ever-mindful of our “carbon footprint”. Our books are printed on paper with chain of custody certification from the Forest Stewardship Council, Sustainable Forestry Initiative, and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification. We also recognize that these certifications are imperfect at best and, wherever possible, better and more responsible choices will always be made. We want to be on the forefront of a dialog about what the publishing industry will look like in an ecologically sustainable future.
1% to Charity: Each year Homebound Publications, of which Owl House is an imprint, donates 1% of our net profit to a humanitarian or ecological charity. You can feel good about your purchase knowing that a part of each order is going to a worthy cause. Charities in the past include OXFAM, The Chicago Wisdom Project, and The Edible Schoolyard Project.