Fair Lady Book Launch
Welcome to Cosmographia
Historically, a cosmographia is both an atlas and a gazetteer containing the geographical makeup, social statistics, and physical features of a region.
Inspired by the symbolism of the cosmographia, in 2015, Nina Alvarez founded a press that would seek to embody that spirit of multidimensional mapping. Since then, Cosmographia Books has published a diverse array of titles that explore the individual's relationship to
self, soul, love, work, society, and history.
Cosmographia has two additional lines of interest:
-Memoir by women whose work helped shape Rochester, NY, marked below with a
-Gothic, folk & occult lore, marked below with a
Take a journey and explore our titles below
With humor, candor, and lots of teachable moments, this memoir tells the true story of how Frances Tepper, starting as a bewildered novice, grew what was once called “an embarrassment to the industry” into one of the most innovative fairs in New York State.
"Ron Searls, in his art as in his life, bridges the gulf C. P. Snow warned of between the culture of science and of literature." –Mark Pawlak
Featuring works by poets from the U.S., UK, Canada, Turkey, and Singapore, these selected poems
paint a dynamic portrait of contemporary transcendent thought and feeling.
"This is the gift Laura Braverman gives us as she paints her own story, line by line, within Salt Water—the questions we may ask of ourselves as we travel our own path." –Robin Sinclair
A thrilling, gritty, and often funny exposé of the chains of pleasure and addiction in the Florida Keys—drugs, sex, alcohol, pills—and the evils that fuel them. Best enjoyed with an adult beverage.
A modern Gothic tale of letters written by Sweet Jane to her lover, Eleanor, recounting and obscuring the dark secret that lead to Sweet Jane being committed.
An anthropologist and poet chronicles nine of the most fascinating and relevant of her past lives to understanding her current life's relationships and trials.
All the stories and poems in this volume were written between 1820 and 1936, a toothsome cross-section of early American literature in the Gothic tradition.
Journey back to the 1960s and 1970s with author Elizabeth Osta as she recalls in clear detail a lived experiment in activism, spirituality, education, Catholicism, the meaning of vows, and the dreams and sometimes harsh realities of following a calling.
Twenty-one short but unforgettable and ultimately hopeful stories of homeless people in Rochester, New York.
Follow Your Bliss magazine's best-loved features, how-tos, and personal narratives of people propelled to extraordinary versions of themselves through "following one's bliss."
Fran Tepper Signing Books at the Orleans County Youth Fair Annual Meeting at The Lockstone
Tuesday, December 7, 2021
"Fairs—Snapshots of America" with Fran Tepper at the New York State Association of Agricultural Fairs Convention
Sunday, January 16, 2022
Fran Tepper Reading at Brighton Memorial Library Learning Center
Sunday, April 17, 2022