Earth Sky + Water, LLC is a small publishing firm focused on the realistic depiction of nature and localized nature identification. Established in 1999 under the name Steven M. Lewers & Associates, we started modestly by publishing a single, proof-of-concept title, Shells & Beach Life of Sanibel & Captiva Islands in a multi-paneled, laminated, waterproof format called a FoldingGuide™. The company’s founder, Steven Lewers, became interested in the use of laminated guides for nature identification while working at Boston-based book publisher, Houghton Mifflin, where he served as Director of the Peterson Field Guide Series™.
Since then, Earth Sky + Water has gone on to create more than 100 regional FoldingGuide™ titles for shell, bird, fish, tree, butterfly, mammal, whale watch, and night sky enthusiasts, as well as a line of museum-quality posters, greeting cards, and boxed notes. Located in an old mill building in Wilton, New Hampshire, with a new branch sales office in Bellingham, Washington, ESW now publishes the work of more than 30 naturalists and illustrators, employs a talented staff of 8, and offers over 750+ unique products, all of them designed, manufactured, and assembled locally in New England.
On January 1, 2016, Steven Lewers and Associates became Earth Sky + Water, LLC.