Melville House Panel (BKBF Bookends)

Melville House LogoIN-STORE: Live on Fulton St!
Tuesday, September 27, 7:30 PM ET
Melville House’s 20th Anniversary Party
Featuring Steve Stern, Rita Zoey Chin, and Jinwoo Chong
Part of the Brooklyn Book Festival Bookends Series

Join Melville House staff and authors as they celebrate Melville House’s 20th anniversary at Greenlight Bookstore. Since its inception twenty years ago, the independent publisher Melville House has been called “brilliant,” “anti-establishment,” “small but innovative,” and “[an] enticing American boutique.” Twenty years later, with offices in Brooklyn and London and a staff of 15, co-founders Valerie Merians and Dennis Johnson have published over 700 books and an astonishing list of acclaimed authors. Melville House’s talent for successfully publishing undiscovered writers, its spirit of independence, its nimbleness with crash publishing, its strong point of view, its gorgeous packaging, and its integrity in an industry overridden by Big Publishing interests make it a small publisher stand-out.

To commemorate this milestone in the literary world, Merians and Johnson will be in conversation with three Melville House fiction authors: Steve Stern (The Village Idiot, on sale September 2022), Rita Zoey Chin (The Strange Inheritance of Leah Fern; on sale October 2022), and Jinwoo Chong (Flux, on sale March 2023). They will discuss their forthcoming books, the state of independent publishing, and what’s next for Melville House.

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Event date: 

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 - 7:30pm

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686 Fulton street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
The Village Idiot By Steve Stern Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781612199825
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: Melville House - September 13th, 2022

A Plague of Dreamers: Three Novellas (Library of Modern Jewish Literature) By Steve Stern Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780815604532
Availability: Not In Store / Available To Order (allow for shipping time to bookstore or direct-to-home)
Published: Syracuse University Press - March 1st, 1997

The Strange Inheritance of Leah Fern By Rita Zoey Chin Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781612199863
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: Melville House - October 4th, 2022

Let the Tornado Come: A Memoir By Rita Zoey Chin Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781476734873
Availability: Not In Store / Available To Order (allow for shipping time to bookstore or direct-to-home)
Published: Simon & Schuster - August 25th, 2015

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Flux By Jinwoo Chong Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781685890346
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Melville House - March 21st, 2023

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