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About

 Bookselling Without Borders is bringing you the world through books. We want you to be a part of our growing community.

Booksellers provide an essential link between writers and creators of all sorts and you, the American reader. The better informed and the better connected they are the greater the benefits to readers. And to writers!

2018 BWB fellows in Turin in May for the Salone del Libro
2018 BWB fellows in Turin in May for the Salone del Libro

Since 2016, Bookselling Without Borders (BWB) has been providing American booksellers with the opportunity to attend international book fairs. At these fairs, booksellers take part in presentations, panel discussions, and seminars exploring current trends in international writing; they visit local bookstores to meet managers and booksellers; they tour local literary arts organizations; they meet publishers, editors, authors, agents, and trade association representatives from around the world. And, importantly, they spend time exchanging ideas with each other. When they return from these trips they are more effective advocates for international voices.

They bring new voices and new vistas to American readers. Becoming familiar with multiple and diverse cultural perspectives is more important now than ever. 

Become a part of the Bookselling Without Borders community by choosing one of our unique reward tiers and help to put more diverse and international books into the hands of readers.

Last year, BWB received almost 500 applications from booksellers at all stages of their careers at over 260 stores in 44 states. Twelve scholarships were awarded to three fairs—Turin (May), Frankfurt (October), and Guadalajara (November).

There are so many more opportunities for booksellers to engage meaningfully with the international book scene and so many more ways that they can enrich your experience as a reader.

In 2019, we want to award 16 fellowships, sending booksellers to fairs in 5 countries on 4 continents. We are also establishing a residency program that will allow U.S. booksellers to spend up to two weeks overseas working in a local bookstore and taking a deep dive into the regional book industry. BWB alumni are helping us develop a database of contacts and resources that can be shared with all booksellers, encouraging the entire bookselling community to become more effective advocates for international and diverse voices.

BWB promotes bibliodiversity. We are having a positive impact on the culture of reading in this country by encouraging booksellers to introduce new and exciting international voices to American readers.

To do this we invite you to join our community by choosing from among the great rewards below and backing BWB now.

New Featured Rewards Added Every Week
New Featured Rewards Added Every Week
$125: An original letterpress print commissioned by Michael Fusco and Emma Straub to celebrate the opening of Books Are Magic in 2017. Print is by Jason Polan of a Colson Whitehead quote. Signed by the artist and the author (thanks to Books Are Magic)
$125: An original letterpress print commissioned by Michael Fusco and Emma Straub to celebrate the opening of Books Are Magic in 2017. Print is by Jason Polan of a Colson Whitehead quote. Signed by the artist and the author (thanks to Books Are Magic)
$125: Complete set of American Women Writers Series (12 titles), including authors such as Margaret Fuller, Louisa May Alcott, Maria Susanna Cummins and more  (thanks to Rutgers University Press)
$125: Complete set of American Women Writers Series (12 titles), including authors such as Margaret Fuller, Louisa May Alcott, Maria Susanna Cummins and more (thanks to Rutgers University Press)
$195: Meet the staff of Other Press in their New York office (thanks to Other Press)
$195: Meet the staff of Other Press in their New York office (thanks to Other Press)
$1,000 Custom rendering by Rick Meyerowitz, famed artist known for his distinctive style (as shown above) seen in National Lampoon and the New Yorker (thanks to Rick Meyerowitz)
$1,000 Custom rendering by Rick Meyerowitz, famed artist known for his distinctive style (as shown above) seen in National Lampoon and the New Yorker (thanks to Rick Meyerowitz)

THE REWARDS 

The community behind BWB includes bookstores, publishers, editors, writers, designers, agents, illustrators, and many other important members of the book publishing world. We are offering an array of spectacular rewards to encourage you to support our program.

Reward tiers vary from the very simple and inexpensive — to elaborate and innovative. We have tried to include in our rewards something for everyone.

$25: "I Read Therefore I Am" Poster + Digital Reader
$25: "I Read Therefore I Am" Poster + Digital Reader
$10 Read This! by Hans Weyandt (Thanks to Hans Weyandt)
$10 Read This! by Hans Weyandt (Thanks to Hans Weyandt)
$40 The Selected Works of Samuel Beckett Boxed Set ($47 value) (Thanks to Grove Press)
$40 The Selected Works of Samuel Beckett Boxed Set ($47 value) (Thanks to Grove Press)
$35: Chicago Manual of Style, 17th ed. (Thanks to UCP)
$35: Chicago Manual of Style, 17th ed. (Thanks to UCP)
$54: Neapolitan Novel Box Set (Thanks to Europa Editions)
$54: Neapolitan Novel Box Set (Thanks to Europa Editions)
$60: Three well known and respected books on graphic design from critic, educator, and prolific author Steven Heller, along with co-authors Louise Fili (on the two books on type) and Lita Talarico (the book on sketchbooks).
$60: Three well known and respected books on graphic design from critic, educator, and prolific author Steven Heller, along with co-authors Louise Fili (on the two books on type) and Lita Talarico (the book on sketchbooks).
$40: 7 Books on Mindfulness and a Tote (thanks Shambhala)
$40: 7 Books on Mindfulness and a Tote (thanks Shambhala)
$65 “Jorge Luis Borges & Osvaldo Ferrari: Conversations” All Three Volumes (Thanks to Seagull Books)
$65 “Jorge Luis Borges & Osvaldo Ferrari: Conversations” All Three Volumes (Thanks to Seagull Books)
$72 Signed Max Ritvo Broadside (Thanks to Milkweed Editions)
$72 Signed Max Ritvo Broadside (Thanks to Milkweed Editions)
$55: 8 prize-winning poetry collections in a Milkweed tote
$55: 8 prize-winning poetry collections in a Milkweed tote
$90: A stylish Catapult tote bag filled with fall 2018 releases.
$90: A stylish Catapult tote bag filled with fall 2018 releases.
$95: Seagull Tote + 8 Poetry Collections
$95: Seagull Tote + 8 Poetry Collections
$80: signed copies of MAPS by celebrated graphic designer Paula Scher
$80: signed copies of MAPS by celebrated graphic designer Paula Scher
$100: Princeton University Press Tote Bag and 7 Titles (thanks to Princeton University Press)
$100: Princeton University Press Tote Bag and 7 Titles (thanks to Princeton University Press)
$60: One-hour book-chat with a bookseller
$60: One-hour book-chat with a bookseller
$60: One-hour book-chat with a bookseller (Photo: Left Bank Books)
$60: One-hour book-chat with a bookseller (Photo: Left Bank Books)
$125 “The Joan Tote” plus 7 Grove titles (Thanks to Grove Press)
$125 “The Joan Tote” plus 7 Grove titles (Thanks to Grove Press)
$145: Complete Set of Melville House's Art of the Novella Series
$145: Complete Set of Melville House's Art of the Novella Series
$140: Graywolf Galley Club
$140: Graywolf Galley Club
$110: Behind the Silver Screen Series, 10 books that cover all aspects of movie making (thanks to Rutgers University Press)
$110: Behind the Silver Screen Series, 10 books that cover all aspects of movie making (thanks to Rutgers University Press)
$175: All titles in the Shambhala Pocket Library (thanks to Shambhala)
$175: All titles in the Shambhala Pocket Library (thanks to Shambhala)
$125 Milkweed Instant Library and Tote Bag (Thanks to Milkweed Books)
$125 Milkweed Instant Library and Tote Bag (Thanks to Milkweed Books)
$125 The Last Interview Series (Thanks to Melville House)
$125 The Last Interview Series (Thanks to Melville House)
$295 Princeton Campus Buildings and Collections Tour (Thanks to Princeton University Press)
$295 Princeton Campus Buildings and Collections Tour (Thanks to Princeton University Press)
$300: Albers Foundation Private Tour (thanks to Princeton University Press)
$300: Albers Foundation Private Tour (thanks to Princeton University Press)
$425 Other Press Instant Library (Thanks to Other Press)
$425 Other Press Instant Library (Thanks to Other Press)
$400: (for two people) A Taste of New Mexico from Casa Camino Real Bookstore
$400: (for two people) A Taste of New Mexico from Casa Camino Real Bookstore
$500 Walking Tour of Harlem and Guidebook (Thanks to Rutgers University Press)
$500 Walking Tour of Harlem and Guidebook (Thanks to Rutgers University Press)
$395 Cover Art: What Was Communism (Thanks to Seagull Books)
$395 Cover Art: What Was Communism (Thanks to Seagull Books)
$700 Behind the Scenes Tour of the Boston Athenaeum (Thanks to the Boston Athenaeum)
$700 Behind the Scenes Tour of the Boston Athenaeum (Thanks to the Boston Athenaeum)
$1,000 marvelous 35 x 54 inch “Stopping by Woods” digital print by graphic artist Sunandini Banerjee (thanks to Seagull)
$1,000 marvelous 35 x 54 inch “Stopping by Woods” digital print by graphic artist Sunandini Banerjee (thanks to Seagull)
$1500 Set of 12 Prints by Graphic Artist Sunandini Banerjee, click the image to see more prints (thanks to Seagull)
$1500 Set of 12 Prints by Graphic Artist Sunandini Banerjee, click the image to see more prints (thanks to Seagull)
                                      
$1,985 Join us in November 2019 in Guadalajara
$1,985 Join us in November 2019 in Guadalajara
$2,850: 5 days and 4 nights of books, book people, food, wine, chocolate, and Turin hospitality at Italy’s largest book fair.
$2,850: 5 days and 4 nights of books, book people, food, wine, chocolate, and Turin hospitality at Italy’s largest book fair.

COMMUNITY

The BWB Community of Partners Devoted to a More Diverse and International Book Market in America includes the following publishers, industry leaders, and bookstores:

Catapult, Europa Editions, Graywolf Press, Grove Atlantic, Melville House, Milkweed Editions, Other Press, The New Press, Princeton University Press, Rutgers University Press, Seagull Books, Shambhala Publications, The University of Chicago Press

Frankfurter Buchmesse, Ingram Content Group, Shelf Awareness.

Risks and challenges

Founded in 2016, Bookselling Without Borders has grown to become a widely known and respected opportunity for professional booksellers at all stages of their careers and for veteran buyers, managers, and bookstore owners.

In its first year the program offered one fellowship to one international book fair and was supported by two publishers. In 2019 thirteen publishers (all independent or university presses) will be working together to send a total of 20 booksellers to international book fairs in Italy, Germany, Mexico, South Korea, and India.

BWB will also in 2019 announce an international bookstore residency program and the rollout of an online resource hub for booksellers interested in improving the sales of international books at their stores.

There are always challenges in achieving success in ambitious programs like this. However with our network of publisher, bookstore, and industry partners, with an experienced and dedicated leadership team, with a solid year-to-year growth record, and with the aid of an expanding and enthusiastic base of backers on Kickstarter, BWB is well positioned to succeed in achieving its specific program objectives and also its general mission of supporting a more diverse literary landscape.

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    If you’re a reader, a bookseller, or anyone who cares about the culture of reading and about international and diverse books being available in America, Bookselling Without Borders is your cause. The program needs your support and will repay you with eternal gratitude.

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    You and a Friend Can "Read This!"

    “Entertaining, informative, satisfying, and fun— everything books should be.” Former bookstore owner and current store manager— not to mention a BWB alum, class of 2018— Hans Weyandt and his bookseller cohorts offer under the radar recommendations in this wonderful book about books, published by Coffee House Press. You will receive two copies —one for you and one to share with a friend.

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    Postcards! Remember them?

    Get a real live postcard sent to you, wherever you are in the world, by four real live booksellers from one of the fabulous cities on the 2019 BWB itinerary. Signed with a personal message by Bookselling Without Borders fellows and sent from one of the cities on the 2019 itinerary. Delivery dates of postcards are throughout the year.

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    Freeman’s Magazine

    Get a copy of the most recent issue of Freeman’s Magazine, which has been praised as “ambitious…impressively diverse” (O Magazine), and “strikingly international” (Boston Globe). Now that’s our kind of magazine! Get a copy and support BWB while you’re at it.

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    Poster & Digital Sampler

    Get a taste of what’s new on the international book scene with the Europa Editions 2018-2019 digital sampler. Including meaty excerpts from the hottest titles coming from Europa through 2019. You’ll also get the “I Read Therefore I Am” poster sent to you digitally, acknowledgement on the BWB website, and our eternal gratitude.

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    Book-chat with Square Books

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    The Chicago Manual of Style

    Get the seventeenth edition of the gold standard in usage and grammar guides from the University of Chicago Press. Endless fun and edification for all. Oh, yeah, and it’s indispensable to anyone who deals with the written word.
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    Prize-winning Fiction from Europa

    Not only do we think these books are first-class – the judges do too! Adorn your bookshelf with these four award-winning titles from Europa Editions. Includes:
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    'The Natural Way of Things' – Charlotte Wood
    'Pure' – Alex Miller
    'The Distant Marvels' – Chantel Acevedo

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    Skype with Princeton Univ Press Editor

    You will consult with the Princeton University Press Director’s office to choose an editor to have a 30 minute Skype session about a PUP title of interest to the backer.
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    The Selected Works of Samuel Beckett

    Take home this four-volume paperback box set that includes Samuel Beckett’s major works in prose, drama, poetry, and criticism, edited by Paul Auster. Thanks to Grove!
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    7 Books on Mindfulness + Shambhala Tote

    Seven specially chosen Shambhala titles in a publisher tote: Mindfulness on the Go Cards; The Pocket Dalai Lama; Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home; When Things Fall Apart; The Happiness Trap; Himalaya; Everyday Ayurveda Cooking for a Calm, Clear Mind. Plus acknowledgment on the BWB website.
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    One-hour book-call with Riffraff

    Emma Ramadan or Tom Roberge from Riffraff (located in Providence, RI) will have a 60-minute call with you about your interests and personal book preferences, and then will develop a custom reading list of ten titles for you. For example: 10 books in translation; 10 writers of color; 10 women writers; 10 books of poetry or whatever else your interests might be.

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    Eight poetry collections from Milkweed

    Prize-winning poetry published by Milkweed Editions. Eight collections of poems, in a tote bag. Includes: Virgin, feeld, Cold Pastoral, Bright Dead Things, Sea Summit, I Know Your Kind, Tula, and Sycamore.

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    Complete set of Writers on Writers

    Writers on Writers is a series of seven brief, personal, and creative books in which leading contemporary writers take the measure of other important writers (past or present) who have inspired, influenced, fascinated, or troubled them in significant ways. These books illuminate the complex and sometimes fraught relationships between writers, while also revealing the close ties between creative and critical writing. These include: Colm Toibin’s On Elizabeth Bishop; Michael Dirda’s On Arthur Conan Doyle; and Notes on Sontag by Phillip Lopate. From Princeton University Press.
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    Book-chat with Changing Hands

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    Book-chat with Left Bank Books

    One-on-one appointment with Left Bank bookseller Shane “The Book Whisperer” Mullen of St. Louis, MO! Get this one-on-one bookselling session with Shane and you will leave with personalized recommendations and 20% off all recommended books. This appointment can be over the phone, via email, or in person, and these recommendations can be for anyone: you, a friend, a family member, or for any gift-giving occasion!

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    3 Important Graphic Design Books

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    "Borges & Ferrari: Conversations"

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    Tote and 7 Graywolf Titles

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    Global Immigrant Narratives from Europa

    This collection will speak to anyone interested in the immigrant experience. In this time of closing borders, allow these authors to show you the experiences of those who are compelled, for whatever reason, to leave their homes. Titles include:
    'Clash of Civilizations over an elevator in Piazza Vittorio' - Amara Lakhous
    'The Golden Age' - Joan London
    'Marriage Material' - Sathnam Sanghera
    'The Gringo Champion' - Aura Xilonen
    'Disoriental'- Négar Djavadi
    'Broken Glass Park' - Alina Bronsky
    (Value: $105)

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    Other Press Tote and 7 special titles

    Receive seven special titles from Other Press in the publishers tote: At the Existentialist Café; How to Live; The Unit; The Meursault Investigation; The Order of the Day; Quicksand; In the Distance with You

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    Best new literature from Scandinavia

    Discover the best contemporary literature from Scandinavia with these hot recent translations from Other Press: Quicksand; Willful Disregard; The Cold Song; Drowned; 1947; A Brief Stop on the Road from Auschwitz; Leona; The Unit

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    Rutgers Book tote and 7 titles

    Acclaimed titles from Rutgers University Press: Historians on Hamilton, edited by Claire Potter and Renee Romano; Writing America in America edited by Robert Silver and John Fischer;
    Crash Course by Bruce Franklin; A Dream of Resistance by Stephen Prince; Finding Einstein’s Brain by Fred Lepore; Quicksand and Passing by Nella Larsen; Sporsworld by Robert Lipsyte

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    Women by Women from Europa

    Not only are these seven wonderful books written by women, they are translated by women too! Support #womenintranslation with this excellent collection. Titles include:
    'Disoriental' - Négar Djavadi
    'The Elegance of the Hedgehog' - Muriel Barbery
    'My Brilliant Friend' - Elena Ferrante
    'The Gringo Champion' - Aura Xilonen
    'The Nakano Thrift Shop' - Hiromi Kawakami
    'Strike Your Heart' - Amélie Nothomb
    'A Novel Bookstore' - Laurence Cossé
    (Value $105)

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    MAPS by Paula Scher

    Celebrated graphic designer Paula Scher paints maps of the world. In her expressionistic vision, continents, countries, and cities swirl in torrents of information and color. This book, published by Princeton Architecture Press in 2011 and now available only from rare and out of print dealers, includes 39 of Scher’s detailed and annotated, full color maps. Signed.

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    Catapult Tote w/ Fall 18' Releases

    One large Catapult tote, plus Catapult's entire Fall 2018 list, including: The Reservoir Tapes, All You Can Ever Know, Riddance, PEN America Best Debut Short Stories 2018, Ultraviolet, Insomnia, and Northwood. ($150 value)

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    Seagull Tote + 8 Poetry Collections

    Comes with Books! ($200 value). Eight recently published poetry collections from Seagull Books in a specially designed, limited-edition tote bag.

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    Compete Set of Comics Culture

    From Rutgers University Press, the six volumes of Comics Culture. Explores the artistic, historical, social, and cultural significance of newspaper comic strips, comic books, and graphic novels, with individual titles devoted to focused studies of key titles, characters, writers, and artists throughout the history of comics. From mainstream comic books to graphic non-fiction, produced between the late 19th-century and the present. (Value $170)

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    Membership to Europa Galley Club

    For an entire year, get the best in international fiction and nonfiction months before anybody else does. As a member of the Europa Galley Club, you’ll receive six galleys and/or ARCs shipped to you every other month and VIP invitations to special events throughout the year.

    N.B. Begins January 2019 and ends November 2019.

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    Online course with Pema Chödrön

    Making Friends with Yourself: Exploring Self, Selflessness, and the Roots of Attachment, Taught on-line by Pema Chodron. Join her as she explores the Buddhist teachings that get to the heart of how our sense of self develops and functions. Presenting long-established teachings in a way that is fresh and accessible, Pema shows how we can transcend the negative patterns and attachments that are at the root of our suffering. Includes videos, a recommended reading list, practices, and contemplations to help make the teachings a part of your everyday life ($195 value).

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    Taste of Book-selling @ Papercuts J.P.

    Get a taste of the book-selling business from the other side when you become a bookseller for an afternoon at the Papercuts J.P. bookstore. During December, work a three-hour bookstore shift alongside an experienced bookseller and learn the top-secret tricks of the trade.

    N.B To be scheduled by mutual agreement with backer and Papercuts J.P. for a time between December 2018 and July 2019.

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    Behind the Silver Screen Series

    Series of ten books that covers all aspects of movie making. Individual volumes on: animation; directing; costume, makeup and hair; editing and special effects; producing; acting; sound; art direction; screenwriting; cinematography ($300 value).

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    Behind the Scenes @ Warwick’s

    Get a behind the scenes look at Warwick’s, an independent bookstore in La Jolla CA. From ordering books to opening the boxes of books to arranging displays and hosting author events, you’ll learn how bookstores work. This two-hour event will be part seminar and part Q&A. Bring your notebook and your questions. For backer and a friend.
    Pledge amount: $150
    N.B To be scheduled by mutual agreement between backer and bookstore between January and June 2019.

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    Changing Hands Book of the Month

    Expand your horizons with a selection of inspiring works in translation. For one year, translated books will arrive to your home once a month when you become a part of Changing Hands’ “Book of the Month Book in Translation.”

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    Inkwood Books Book of the Month

    Expand your horizons with a selection of inspiring works in translation. For one year, translated books will arrive to your home once a month when you become a part of Inkwood Books’ “Book of the Month Book in Translation.”

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    Papercuts J.P. Book of the Month

    Expand your horizons with a selection of inspiring works in translation. For one year, translated books will arrive to your home once a month when you become a part of Papercuts J.P.’s “Book of the Month Book in Translation.”

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    The Last Interview Series

    Get the complete set of this legendary series from Melville House. The collection includes last interviews with notable figures like Kurt Vonnegut, Martin Luther King Jr., Nora Ephron, Ernest Hemingway, David Bowie, and many more.
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    “The Joan Tote” plus 7 Grove titles

    Tote your treasure trove of seven Grove Atlantic titles in the beloved Literary Hub Joan Didion Tote Bag. Titles include the acclaimed “The Sympathizer” by Viet Thanh Nguyen, “The New Inheritors” by Kent Wascom, “Freshwater” by Akwaeke Emezi, “Evolution” by Eileen Myles, “The Thief's Journal” by Jean Genet, “Convenience Store Woman” by Sayaka Murata, and “Sharp” by Michelle Dean.
    ($175 value)

    *Arrival for the holiday requires the immediate return of the survey after its receipt.

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    Milkweed Instant Library and Tote Bag

    You won’t have to worry about late fees when you purchase your very own Instant Library from Milkweed. One copy of every 2018 title published by Milkweed, including new poetry collections such as “The Carrying,” by Ada Limón, “Feeld,” by Jos Charles, and “Virgin,” by Analicia Sotelo. Also included are the two highly anticipated books from the late Max Ritvo, “The Final Voicemails” and “Letters From Max.” A total of seventeen books and one tote bag are included in this wonderful reward.
    ($370 value)

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    American Women Writers Series

    Twelve important titles comprising the American Women Writers Series: American Women Poets of the Nineteenth Century; The Essential Margaret Fuller by Margaret Fuller; Moods by Louisa May Alcott; A New Home, Who Will Follow?' by Caroline Kirkland; Women Artists, Women Exiles; 'The Lamplighter' by Maria Susanna Cummins; The Hidden Hand or, Capitola the Madcap by E. D. E. N. Southworth; Alternative Alcott by Louisa May Alcott; Hope Leslie or, Early Times in the Massachusetts; Stories from the Country of Lost Borders by Mary Austin; Ruth Hall and Other Writings by Fanny Fern ($350 value).

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    Original letterpress print #1

    An original letterpress print commissioned by Michael Fusco and Emma Straub to celebrate the opening of Books Are Magic in 2017. Print is by Jason Polan of a Colson Whitehead quote. Signed by the artist and the author.

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