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Berkeley, California, United States
Heyday is an independent nonprofit publisher based in Berkeley, California.
Heyday was founded by Malcolm Margolin in 1974 when he wrote, typeset, designed, and distributed The East Bay Out, a guide to the natural history of the hills and bay shore in and round Berkeley and Oakland, in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area. Heyday publishes around twenty-five books a year, founded two magazines—News from Native California and Bay Nature—and has been involved in public education programs in California.
In 2004, they merged with their nonprofit wing, the Clapperstick Institute, and became a full-fledged 501(c)(3) nonprofit enterprise.
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The California Indian Publishing Program (CIPP) focuses on California Native Peoples. CIPP hosts Native events and provides literature to under-served Native community members. Since 1987, Heyday has published the quarterly magazine News from Native California, which is written from a Native People's perspective.
Heyday is a frequent partner with other California cultural organizations. Heyday co-founded the California Historical Society Press with the California Historical Society, which together have published several books. Heyday has produced books in conjunction with the California Council for the Humanities; the California State Library; the Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley; the Oakland Museum of California; the Commonwealth Club of California; Santa Clara University; the California Academy of Sciences; the Japanese American National Museum; and the Yosemite Association.
Working with the California Legacy Project at Santa Clara University, Heyday produces the California Legacy series, which focuses on California's literary and cultural heritage. Heyday's books on the Inland Empire focus on the inland regions of Southern California, with Heyday having formed a partnership with the Inlandia Institute at the Riverside Public Library. Heyday's Great Valley Books imprint focuses on the Central Valley. In 2008, Heyday began publishing books on Yosemite National Park, and the Sierra Nevada, for the park. The Sierra College Press imprint is a partnership with Sierra College.
Heyday sponsors over two hundred events annually. Three of Heyday's books have served as the basis for PBS documentaries. Heyday organizes talks, readings, workshops, presentations and displays across the state, and has additionally held events in fourteen states and three countries.
Heyday's titles have launched, or have accompanied, numerous museum exhibitions. More than twenty books published by Heyday have been adapted into exhibits and museum shows, at such venues as the Oakland Museum of California and the Autry National Center.ALA Notable Book, American Library Association
American Association for State and Local History Leadership in History Award
American Book Award, Before Columbus Foundation
PEN Beyond Margins Award
California Book Awards, Commonwealth Club, Gold Medal
California Collection Book, California Readers Association
Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Title
Commonwealth Club Award, Silver Medal
Foreword Book of the Year Award, Bronze Medal
Journalism Award-Media Award, American Planning Association
Kiriyama Prize Notable Book
National Wildlife Federation's Communicator of the Year Award
Northern California Independent Booksellers Association Award
Pen Oakland Annual Josephine Booksellers Association Award
Pen Oakland National Literary Award
PubWest Book Design Award
Rolling Stone Magazine Ralph J. Gleason Award
William Carlos Williams Award, Academy of American Poets
American Book Award for Publishing/Editing, Before Columbus Foundation
Award for Organizational Excellence, American Association for State and Local History
California Council for the Promotion of History Award
California Indian Heath Services Award
Carey McWilliams Award for Lifetime Achievement, California Studies Association
Cultural Freedom Award, Lannan Foundation (2008)
Distinguished Service Award from the Society of Professional Journalists
Fred Cody Award, Bay Area Book Reviewers Association
Helen Crocker Russell Award for Community Leadership, San Francisco Foundation
The Hubert Howe Bancroft Award, The Bancroft Library
Martin Baumhoff Award for Achievement by the Society for California Archaeology
The Oscar Lewis Award for Contributions to Western Society, Book Club of California
Presidential Commendation, The Society for California Archaeology
Publishing Award, California Horticultural Society
Special recognition for leadership in the arts, California Arts Council