We’ve been on something of a tear lately, adding great new books left and right (including comics and graphic novels!). We recently passed the one million title mark (queue cheers, fanfare, etc) and now seemed like a good time to take a breather and recognize a few of our favorite recent arrivals. Over the last few weeks, we’ve added titles from some of our all-time favorite small and independent publishers, including New York Review Books, McSweeney’s, Counterpoint, Tin House Books, and Columbia University Press.
Scroll on for a few of our favorites from each of these incredible publishers:
New York Review Books
The publishing arm of the incomparable New York Review of Books has published hundreds of daring and important works of contemporary fiction and international fiction in translation, including modern classics from Stefan Zweig, Elaine Dundy, Tove Jansson, and more.
McSweeney’s is a small but mighty press based in our hometown of San Francisco. Founded by Dave Eggers, they’ve published some of the most exciting (and downright beautiful) books of the last decade and a half, including fiction and nonfiction from David Byrne(!), Hilton Als, and of course, Dave himself.
Based in Berkeley, Counterpoint is an author-driven publisher celebrated for finding fresh and daring voices in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, graphic novels, and more. Wendell Berry and Gary Snyder aren’t just published by Counterpoint, they’re also investors.
Tin House Books
Owned and run by the same people who run the Tin House literary magazine (a favorite among our editorial team), with books from Lucy Corin, Donald Barthelme, Pamela Erens, and others, Tin House books is at the heart of a great publishing scene in the Pacific Northwest.
Columbia University Press
Columbia UP is one of the most exciting university presses in the country, publishing a mix of daring nonfiction from some of the best thinkers of our time, like David Foster Wallace, Umberto Eco, and Edward Said, as well as fiction in translation from the likes of Carlos Fuentes, Jean-Philippe Toussaint, and others. Put another way, these are the publishers that get our editorial team all like: