Best of the Press: January


SPD News & Reviews


SPD Winter List 1984

A Remembrance of Allan Kornblum






Podcast w SPD Ops Director

The good folks at Black Hill Press recently invited Brent Cunningham, SPD Operations Director, to be part of their splendid podcast series, The How The Why.  Topics include the history of SPD, ebooks, independent bookstores, chapbook publishing, and more. Click here for Brent, but be sure to take a listen to some of the many other great interviews as well.




Tomaz Salamun

Tomaž Šalamun (1941-2014)

We at SPD were greatly saddened to hear of the recent passing of Tomaž Šalamun.  Among the many other reasons to admire Šalamun's life and career he was deeply dedicated to small press publishing, often publishing his writing with smaller, emerging publishers even when he had the option of selecting much larger entities. To remember and celebrate his great work we are putting all of Šalamun's SPD titles at 40% off this month.  Use the code "TS" during checkout.



On the Tracks of Wild Game



Huff Post

Review of Out There (S. Stark)

A lot of SPD books get wonderful, well-thought-out reviews, but we found this one to be especially engaging. In it, Robert D. Stolorow, a founding faculty member at the L.A. Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, discusses Sarah Stark's Out There through the lens of emotional trauma. Stolorow's own ideas blend with an admiring review of Stark's terrific book--check it out, and check out Stark's novel too.


Out There






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New Arrivals

Dark Museum
Maria Negroni

The Islands
John Sakkis

Defense Against the Night
Fazil Husnu Daglarca

[ neuro / mantic ]
Chris McCreary

Allison Adelle Hedge Coke

Art & Understanding: 20th Anniversary Anthology
Chael Needle and Diane Goettel, Editors