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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
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New Release!

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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.


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"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


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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.


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"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


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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.


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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.                  


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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.


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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.


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At the core of this collection are poems about a mother and her daughters and the poet's clash of competing realities—obligation to children versus the impulse to self-actualization.


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In this collection of genre-bending, heart-wrenching memoir, Hill recounts the Eden-like natural world of rural New Hampshire as seen through the eyes of a child, and the deterioration of that magical place as family life begins to unravel from within.


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Dreamscapes, warrior moths with a Shakespearean proclivity, ancient Egyptian boy kings, talking trees and a talking house. Reader beware!       





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"Steven Huff is a master storyteller in full command of his gifts, and Blissful is a cornucopia of marvelous and various Americana."

-Sterling Watson



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.


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Twenty-one short but unforgettable and ultimately hopeful stories of homeless people in Rochester, New York.  


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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


160 North Main Street, Albion, NY




"Fairs—Snapshots of America" with Fran Tepper at the New York State Association of Agricultural Fairs Convention

Sunday, January 16, 2022


Joseph A. Floreano Riverside Convention Center, 123 E Main St, Rochester, NY 14604, USA




Fran Tepper Reading at Brighton Memorial Library Learning Center

Sunday, April 17, 2022


Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave, Rochester, NY 14618, USA