If there's one thing you should know about Madison Street Books, it's that we love Small Presses! So much so that we are commited to regularly featuring some of out favorite Indie Presses around the store and online.
Four times a year, we will introduce 6 new presses and highlight some of our favorite books they have published. It's our hope that in highlighting small presses, we can foster an environment where our community is exposed to new and diverse literature. All the titles highlighted for each round of our Small Press Initiative are linked below!
ROUND TWO FEATURED PRESSES AND TITLES
Below are the six small presses we're highlighting for our second round of small press features. Learn more about each press, visit their website and stop by the store or order these titles directly by clicking on the images below!
Dorothy, A Publishing ProjectDorothy, A Publishing Project is an award-winning feminist press dedicated to works of fiction or near fiction or about fiction.
Each fall, we publish two new books simultaneously. We work to pair books that draw upon different aesthetic traditions, because a large part of our interest in literature lies in its possibilities, its endless stylistic and formal variety. We encourage readers to approach them as a conversation (a project).
COFFEE HOUSE PRESS
Coffee House Press began as a small letterpress operation in 1972. In the nearly 50 years since our founding, we've grown into an internationally renowned nonprofit publisher of literary fiction, essay, poetry, translation, and other work that doesn't fit neatly into genre categories. Our vision is to be a catalyst and connector for adventurous artists, readers, community builders, and risk takers.
The Feminist Press publishes books that ignite movements and social transformation. Founded in 1970, FP began as a crucial publishing component of second wave feminism. Today, we celebrate our legacy by lifting up insurgent and marginalized voices from around the world to build a more just future.
New York Review of Books - Classics
The New York Review of Books Classics series is dedicated to publishing an eclectic mix of fiction and nonfiction from different eras and times and of various sorts. The series includes nineteenth century novels and experimental novels, reportage and belles lettres, tell-all memoirs and learned studies, established classics and cult favorites, literature high, low, unsuspected, and unheard of. NYRB Classics are, to a large degree, discoveries, the kind of books that people typically run into outside of the classroom and then remember for life.
Restless Books is devoted to championing international literature for adults and young readers that speaks to us across linguistic and cultural borders and feeds our restlessness: our hunger for new perspectives, passion for other cultures and languages, and an eagerness to explore beyond the confines of the familiar.
RED HEN PRESS
Red Hen Press believe that indie bookstores are the gathering places for thinkers, makers, dancers and creatives, and that's who we are. We are pleased to be part of this moment as we all re-enter the world and find ourselves again among the shelves sniffing books, finding the ones that speak to us, that beckon, that tell us the stories of our lives, the ones that wake us up in the middle of the night and won't leave us alone.
ROUND ONE FEATURED PRESSES AND TITLES
Below are the six small presses we're highlighting in our first round of small press features. Learn more about each press, visit their website and stop by the store or order these titles directly by clicking on the images below!
Two Dollar Radio
Two Dollar Radio is a family-run outfit founded in 2005 with the mission to reaffirm the cultural and artistic spirit of the publishing industry.
Two Dollar Radio was started in 2005 by Eric Obenauf and Eliza Wood-Obenauf, an idealistic, young husband-and-wife team with a love of books.
Our mission is to publish books that contribute to struggles for social and economic justice. We strive to make our books a vibrant and organic part of social movements and the education and development of a critical, engaged, international left.
We take inspiration and courage from our namesakes, the Haymarket Martyrs, who gave their lives fighting for a better world. Their 1886 struggle for the eight-hour day – which gave us May Day, the international workers’ holiday – reminds workers around the world that ordinary people can organize and struggle for their own liberation. These struggles continue today across the globe—struggles against oppression, exploitation, poverty, and war.
Since our founding in 2001, Haymarket has published more than 500 titles. Radically independent, Haymarket seeks to drive a wedge into the risk-averse world of corporate book publishing.
Tin House expands the boundaries of what great literature can do.
Publisher of award-winning books of literary fiction, nonfiction, and poetry; home to a renowned workshop and seminar series; and partner of a critically acclaimed podcast, Tin House champions writing that is artful, dynamic, and original. We are proud to publish and promote writers who speak to a wide range of experience, and lend context and nuance to their examination of our world. Tin House launched as an independent press in 2005.
Chicago Review Press
An independent publisher founded in 1973, Chicago Review Press publishes titles of lasting interest and groundbreaking works that reach beyond the trends.
As part of the publishing industry, we know we play a critical role in shaping the cultural conversation and determining which stories are ultimately heard. We strive to contribute to a culture of inclusivity and representation and wholly condemn all forms of racism, prejudice, and injustice. We are committed to championing voices from underrepresented communities and working with authors and agents whose race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military or veteran status, or disability bring diverse perspectives to our publishing program.
Just as the common milkweed plant is the site of metamorphosis for monarch butterflies, Milkweed Editions seeks to be a site of metamorphosis in the literary ecosystem. We take risks on debut and experimental writers, we invest significant time and care in the editorial process, and we enable dynamic engagement between authors and readers. We operate as a nonprofit to pursue these ends without overbearing financial pressure. And yet, though profits aren’t our primary focus, helping our authors succeed certainly is. Just so, since our founding in 1980, we’ve published over 350 books of literary fiction, nonfiction, and poetry and now have over four million copies in circulation. We believe that literature has the potential to change the way we see the world, and that bringing new voices to essential conversations is the clearest path to ensuring a vibrant, diverse, and empowered future.
Graywolf Press is a leading independent publisher committed to the discovery and energetic publication of twenty-first century American and international literature. We champion outstanding writers at all stages of their careers to ensure that adventurous readers can find underrepresented and diverse voices in a crowded marketplace.
We believe works of literature nourish the reader’s spirit and enrich the broader culture, and that they must be supported by attentive editing, compelling design, and creative promotion.