Ed Searl established The Royal Nonesuch Press in 1978 to print a chapbook collection of poetic meditations he wrote as minister of the First Unitarian Church of Youngstown, Ohio. Similar collections followed, as he transitioned in 1983 from Youngstown to Hinsdale, Illinois.

The Royal Nonesuch moniker references Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn, specifically the theatrical ruse of the Duke and the King.

In recent years, the RNP imprint has published Searl’s books through the on demand resources of Create Space and LuLu.

These works are available as soft cover books, downloads, and e-books.

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If Only for the Season: A Holiday Anthology

Celebrate the Holidays with this engaging and informative collection of poetry and prose. Forty-six selections touch varied expressions and intentions – secular and traditional, ancient and modern. A reader will find joy and inspiration in this beguiling book that illuminates the Holidays in all their richness.

The author is a seasoned Unitarian minister. For 33 years, he has fashioned diverse services that explored and honored Mid-Winter’s many festivals, including Hanukkah, the Winter Solstice, Christmastide in its many manifestations, Christmas Eve, Kwanzaa, and The New Year. This anthology collects some of his original writings around Holiday themes. They explore the Season's lore, as well as capture the irrepressible spirit of the Holidays.

This collection is for anyone drawn to the joy and meaning of end-of-year observances. It also makes an attractive and thoughtful gift.

Unitarian Universalists will find it an indispensable resource for personal use and to fashion celebrations and services.

Publications by
Ed Searl

Anthologies: Rites of Passage
A Treasury of Poems, Quotations, and Readings to Celebrate Birth
A Treasury of Poems, Quotations, and Readings on Growing Up
A Treasury of Poems, Quotations, and Readings to Celebrate Love and Marriage
A Treasury of Poems, Quotations, and Readings on Death and Remembrance
Anthology: The Animal Kingdom
A Treasury of Poems, Quotations, and Readings to Celebrate the Animal Kingdom
Funerals and Memorial Services
A Guide to Modern Funeral and Memorial Services
Home Altars
A Guide to Creating Sacred Spaces in Your Home
Poetic Reflections
52 Meditations Follow Nature and Self Through the Satisfying Cycle of Four Seasons.