San Francisco based independent bookstore and publisher. They publish "earlier editions are most collectible (1950s-1980s).
A not-for-profit publisher based in St. Paul, Minnesota, Graywolf is "[f]ounded on a dedication to the creation and promotion of thoughtful and imaginative contemporary literature essential to a vital and diverse culture, Graywolf Press publishes fiction, non-fiction, and poetry." Out Stealing Horses, by Per Peterson appears to be their big collectible title to date.
Specializes in art books, calenders, note cards, etc. Look for the higher priced newer items, or titles published between 1970 -1992. With these items, it's probably best to collect the things you like (ie: Edward Gorey calenders) because they have a huge catalogue and it's hard to know what will be worth $200 down the road and what will be worth $2.
(sorry, I'm pilfering a bit from Wikipedia here) an American publishing house founded by writer/editor Dave Eggers. McSweeney's also publishes the quarterly literary journal Timothy McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, ... the monthly magazine The Believer, the quarterly food journal Lucky Peach, the sports journal Grantland Quarterly.... The publishing house also runs several additional imprints including, Believer Books (works from some of the monthly magazine’s most popular contributors), the Collins Library (reprints of forgotten classics), and McMullens (their new Children's imprint). McSweeney's is famous for putting out several different editions of the same book without making mention on the copyright page if it's a first edition, first/second/third printing. Instead, they usually change the cover color.
This one's for all you horror genre junkies - limited editions, signed and unsigned copies.
"Subterranean Press is widely considered to be among the finest specialty publishers in the horror, suspense, and dark mystery genres, and has published Peter Straub, David Morrell, Dan Simmons, Poppy Z. Brite, Robert Bloch, and others.Subterranean Press has a close relationship with Joe R. Lansdale, which includes an ongoing program to release much of his previously unpublished work in Limited Edition format, while offering his latest releases in finely bound signed first editions." They also do Sci-fi. Limited editions, some signed and hand bound.
a fine arts press, specializing in letterpress, broadsides, and limited edition artists books
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