Bright Mountain Books
Bright Mountain Books was established by Eric and Cynthia Bright in 1983 in Asheville, North Carolina, and produced books written by local authors or having subject matter relevant to the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Their more than 50 titles contained several first books by Western North Carolina authors as well as reprints of classic regional works, many printed under the imprints of Historical Images and Ridgetop Books.

After Bright Mountain Books decided to close full-time operation in 2016, two former employees established Spanner Books to keep some Bright Mountain Books titles in production. Information about those books is below. Inquiries about Bright Mountain Books can be sent to