BOA Editions is very happy to announce that Hey Small Press! has selected two of our books for their November list. For those unfamiliar with Hey Small Press!, it is are a relatively new non-profit that does the good work of promoting independent publishers to public libraries around the United States. From the Hey Small Press! website:
"We are Hey Small Press!, a non-profit project promoting independent publishers to public libraries all over the United States. Founded by current and former public library employees, we exist to encourage libraries to acquire small and independent press books. We love good books and want them on library shelves!
Our method is three-fold. One: we select and review ten new or upcoming titles per month. Two: we send our list to public librarians and encourage them to order the titles. Three: we also make available all our reviews to the public. Our goal is for readers across the country to walk into their public library every month with our list of small press books and encourage librarians to order them.
Our long term goals include regional book lists, poetry and non-fiction lists, and the organizing and promotion of live readings by small press writers in public libraries."
For the month of November they selected both Carsten René Nielsen'
s House Inspection
s and Joseph Salvatore
's To Assume a Pleasing Shape
. In their review of House Inspections,
they point to the craft apparent in each of Nielsen's prose poems, which they describe as "beautifully written, beautifully translated, and bestow a calm wit," and according to their review of To Assume a Pleasing Shape,
Joseph Salvatore's collection of short stories are "addictive." Hey Small Press found that the "moving and jocular narratives make this collection well worth the read." Thanks again to Hey Small Press! for selecting these two fine books.
For more information on Hey Small Press! please visit their site: http://heysmallpress.org/
And if you haven't already, don't forget to pick up copies of House Inspections
and To Assume a Pleasing Shape
from our bookstore.