Chelsea Green Publishing
Company in White River Junction, Vermont, specializes in books about sustainable
living, with selections of environmentally friendly, thoughtful, and hopeful books. The
editor in chief, Jim Schley, wrote us about our conversation with the Bessies: As a younger editor who has every intention
of emulating such ... predecessors, I find this conversation to be truly
illuminating. This press has high standards.
see also Conversations with Cornelia & Michael
Bessie, part II.
The Harvill Press publishes, among
many estimable authors, Richard Hughes, Richard Ford, and in translation, Anna Maria
Ortese (THE LAMENT OF THE LINNET), Ismael Kadare, Javier Marías.
Many of their titles are available in the U. S., particularly at
independent bookstores. We also urge our Readers to look for their books.
The Lilliput Press is an Irish publisher
founded in 1984 by Antony Farrell. Some 150 titles have appeared
under its imprint: art and architecture, autobiography and memoir, biography and history,
ecology and environmentalism, essays and literary criticism, philosophy, current affairs
and popular culture, fiction, drama and poetry all broadly focused on Irish themes.
Its authors include Agnes Bernelle, Hubert Butler, Philip Casey, Elaine Crowley, Richard
Douthwaite, Esytn Evans, Benedict Kiely, Sinéad McCoole, John Moriarty, Tom Phelan, Tim
Robinson and Paulo Tullio, to name a few. Since 1985 they have
brought out four volumes of the essays of the late Hubert Butler. Hubert Butlers The Artukovitch File appears, with their
permission, in an earlier Archipelago. (Vol. 1, No. 2).
McPherson & Co publishes such
writers as the fascinating Mary Butts (THE TAVERNER NOVELS), Anna
Maria Ortese (A MUSIC BEHIND THE WALL, Selected Stories Vol. 2,
summer 1998), and the performance artist Carolee Schneeman. A
beautiful story by Ortese, The Great Street,
appeared in our inaugural issue (Vol. 1, No. 1)
Mercury House is a not-for-profit
literary press in San Francisco. Members of the staff used to be associated with the
respected North Point, before that imprint closed its doors. Alfred
Arteagas HOUSE WITH THE BLUE BED is out now. They are to
publish NARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP NORTH, a non-fiction narrative by
Katherine McNamara, later this year.
The Colophon Page and PhotoArts are two beautiful sites devoted to the
fine arts. They are directed by the fine-art book publisher James Wintner, of JHW Editions. Colophon Page is devoted to artists' books, which are
displayed as if in a gallery; there is an attendant shop, and review and forum pages.
PhotoArts presents and offers for sale the works of fine-arts photographers and
photojournalists. An on-line auction of photography is to take place on the PhotoArts
site. With a preview commencing in late April, it will be conducted during the second week
of May, closing May 16; the auctioneers, experts in photography,
were formerly at Christie's and Sotheby's. The design and quality of reproduction of these
sites are excellent.
Fray. Strange. Cool. Heartbreaking. A delight.
Octavo is a digital publisher committed to
conserving books, manuscripts, and antiquarian printed materials via digital tools and
formats. They make original works available to readers and book lovers through
partnerships with libraries, individuals and institutions. Faithfully depicting the beauty
and craftsmanship of these works, their editions incorporate all the modern day benefits
of digital formats, such as live text, searching and bookmarking. Schools and libraries
receive special discounts and generous site licenses from them. As a sample, they offer a
PDF download of William Shakespeare Poems. We are always pleased when web publishers use pdf
files, as we do for our Download edition.
The Barcelona Review, Jill
Adams, Editor. (Español) (Català)
Carol Isern y Cristina Hernández Johannson, co-editoras. Issue 6 is now on-line with
fiction byNicholas Royle (London) and Lucinda Ebersole and David Alexander (U. S.), and a
one-act play by L. A. playwright Ken Tesoriere. From Spain the BR offers a first English
translation by a well-known author, Agustín Cerezales. As April 23rd is Sant Jordi Day in
Barcelona, the city that inaugurated World Book Day in 1995, they offer a Shakespeare Quiz
and a Cervantes Quiz with the offer of a free book to the first correct reply to either
quiz. Also, book and film reviews, an essay on Shakespeare, and the Back Issues archive.
Ya está listo el número seis de The Barcelona Review. En él, con motivo del Día del
Libro por Sant Jordi, encontraréis un test un tantocurioso sobre Cervantes. Además,
contamos con cuentos de Agustín Cerezales [saldrá
lunes, dia 20], Miquel Zueras, Nicholas Royle, Lucinda Ebersole y David Alexander y una
obra de Ken Tesoriere.
Jacket was founded and is edited by
John Tranter, an interesting Australian poet . For more than thirty years he has
been at the forefront of the new poetry, questioning and extending its procedures,
according to his biographical note. His own work has been published widely and deeply; and
in this quarterly literary journal he publishes the work of other writers generously.
The Richmond Review received
approving notice (along with Archipelago) in the TLS last year. The founding
editor, Steven Kelly, lives and breathes literature as an editorial consultant
for various English publishers. He set up this site in October 1995,
when it was the UK's first lit mag to appear exclusively on the World Wide
Web. Each issue carries short stories, feature articles, book reviews and poetry,
and it comes out around ten times a year. We particularly like Viennese Blood,
by Sylvia Petter, in the current issue.
The Irish Bookshop is the place in New
York where books of and from Ireland, in English and Irish, can be bought. The shop will
take phone, mail, and e-mail orders.
Politics and Prose is the largest
independent bookshop in Washington, D.C., with a full and beautifully-chosen stock-list
and a nicely-arranged web site.
The Village Voice Bookshop lives in the heart
of Paris, and makes American and English books available to customers on several
continents, via phone, fax, post, and e-mail Odile
Hellier, the proprietor, is a Contributing Editor of this publication.
C-Span Booknotes: On Saturday and Sunday nights,
C-Span 2 broadcasts interviews with writers, publishers, and bookstore owners, and then
makes these and other book-related matters available on the web.
The Financial Times: For those who want to watch
intelligently not merely the movement of stocks but the expansion of capital, this
newspaper (online; in print) is essential. Its new format is more dignified than the
carnival-like design with which it suffered for many months.