Welcome to Ephemera Press, a publishing company devoted to celebrating the history of popular culture, the fine arts, and trends in politics through the visual power of fine illustration. Ephemera Press is pleased to offer its series CultureMaps, illustrated map-poster-guides that explore the many legendary neighborhoods of New York that have inspired American creativity.

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Each CultureMap explores a specific New York City neighborhood and features the homes and hangouts of artists, writers, musicians and other notables. These pictorial maps are illustrated by well-known artists and designed to be hung as wall posters. The backside of each map contains a carefully researched walking tour. CultureMaps can be purchased folded, flat or framed.

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Ephemera Press’ “Harlem Renaissance Map” has been approved by       The New York Board of Education for use in Intermediate and Secondary Schools. Our CultureMaps series was recently the subject of a feature length article in the New York Times. You can read that story and other press reviews by visiting our PRESS page.

In New York City, CultureMaps are sold at Barnes & Noble, Borders, The Metropolitan Museum Book Store, The New York Public Library Shop, New York University Book Center, Museum of the City of New York, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Schomberg Center Gift Shop, The Whitney Museum Store, Gotham Book Mart, St. Mark's Bookshop, Kinokuniya Books, Jim Hanley's Universe, Bowery Poetry Club, Hue-man Bookstore, Hagstrom Map & Travel Center and dozens of other book and poster stores.