In all four of our programs, we take the extra steps necessary to ensure that readers are given exciting and diverse avenues into the essential poetic voices of our modern era. We believe that books are more than words—that’s why all of our Living Library titles are issued in a beautifully designed, uniform series in both paperback and hardcover editions.
Even though digital short-run printing, e-books, and print-on-demand platforms are markedly inexpensive alternatives to craft printing, we’ve chosen to offset print all of our full-length collections on Heidelberg printing presses here in the Unites States. This traditional craft printing method uses analog printing plates to create books that are exceptionally beautiful and a joy to hold.
We commission original artwork from world-class artists for every title we publish, and believe that the dialog between image and text is an essential, meaningful element of a reader’s experience. And we believe that books deserve to last, which is why the contracts we issue our authors specifically state that all titles we publish will remain in print. We believe that our editorial, design, and production decisions reflect our commitment to the culture of the written word.
Founding Editors and Publishers
Series Editor, The Honest Pint
Director of Design
Board of Directors:
Gabriel Boehmer, Vice President, Corporate Communications, Wells Fargo & Company
Chair of Fundraising
Roby Roberts, Vice President, EDP Renewables
Julie Mancini, Executive Director, Mercy Corps
Robert Hunter Jones, American International School, Vienna
Tree Swenson, Executive Director, Richard Hugo House
Paulann Petersen, Oregon Poet Laureate
Founder, Traprock Books
Poet and Critic, The Ohio State University
Portland Farmers Market
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For those looking to place an order within the United States, keep in mind that the best way to support Tavern Books is to order directly through our website.
You may do so by using a credit card or PayPal account. Chapbook and hardcover editions are available only through our website. Orders over $35 ship for free.
Booksellers are offered a standard discount of 40% on trade editions and 20% on fine editions. Please contact the press to determine payment method and shipping rates. We do not accept returns.
Booksellers who need to make returns are encouraged to purchase our titles through our partner distributor, Small Press Distribution:
Small Press Distribution