WELCOME TO ALAN SQUIRE PUBLISHING.
A small press with big ideas.
Thanks for Alan Squire Publishing. Keep the beautiful books coming.
– E. Ethelbert Miller, Poet & Activist
“We have things to discuss” the Christmas tree says to Billy in the dark of the living room after bemoaning its fairy light binds. Billy’s mother is sick in bed, his father is missing, and the pine tree he was given by the charitable proprietor of his local stand is about to thrust him into a magical adventure which will color forevermore how he thinks about family and what it means to be an adult. Hear Mark A. Pritchard dramatize this important scene from his novel, Billy Christmas.Read More
Gift guide part 2 features Mysteries, Travel Writing, and Books about Northern California.Read More
Well, it’s that time of year again, when holiday gift lists are popping up all over. Here at ASP HQ, we’re particularly interested, of course, in gifts for book-lovers, and we’ve noticed a curious fact: No matter how diverse the sources of these lists, a few titles pop up again and again. Usually these are recently published, widely reviewed best-sellers. While there’s nothing necessarily wrong with that, gift-givers might find themselves putting one more copy of the current hot mystery, or history, or memoir under a book-loving friend’s tree.Read More
This is no modern tradition, says Elizabeth Hazen. It is not only now that humans ornament their dead with flowers. “See,” she says in her rumination on tradition and humanity, Burial at Shanidar, “Even from a distance we dream of gardens where there should be stone.” And on Christmas especially, it is so wonderful to curl up with a book of poetry, even to read out-loud to one’s family, and bask in the ways we make words, just like the long winter days of dark, meaningful with light and tradition.Read More
Book releases fall 2019
A little about us...
Alan Squire Publishing is an independent literary press founded in 2010 to publish books of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry that are beautifully written and beautifully made, with the avid reader and book-lover in mind. We are committed to bringing to the public books of great merit that deserve a wide readership, and to forging a new model of collaboration with other independent presses here and abroad.
Our collaborators on various projects include Left Coast Writers in San Francisco, California, Chris Andrews Publications, Ltd., in Oxford, England, and the Santa Fe Writers Project, now based in Bethesda, Maryland. In 2014, ASP officially became an imprint of SFWP.
All ASP titles are distributed internationally by Independent Publishers Group (IPG), the original independent book distributor in the United States. For bulk orders, visit them here: http://www.ipgbook.com/
And we love book clubs, independent bookstores, and all other means of getting our books into the right hands! If you have any problems with your orders, or want to discuss alternative or charitable discounts, please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 301-530-2896.