Back Pages Publishers was founded in March 2009 and is housed in the Lincoln Building alongside Back Pages Books. Before the rise of large publishing houses, it was commonplace for bookstores to also be local publishers and binderies. Back Pages Publishers uses the accumulated knowledge of retail bookselling to produce affordable works of political interest, poetry, fiction, and art.
As one among many inseperable parts of the bookstore experience, the books printed by Back Pages are much the same as the author events hosted by the bookstore. Our books are part of an ongoing discussion between readers, authors, and booksellers with the hope that the lines that we percieve to exist between the three will blur, and we will all become advocates and activists for the printed word.
The staff of Back Pages Publishers believe strongly in positive uses for the Internet to disseminate books and ideas. Many of our customers also purchase some books each year from Amazon.com. Nonetheless, the authors who we publish share our belief that Amazon.com has been a pernicious force against the creation of new and unique written works. Simply put, if we sell on Amazon, it costs you, us, and the author more for the same product. Through our method of national distribution, we are unable to exclude Amazon from among the many marketplaces for our books, but we strongly encourage those who buy our books to buy them from real bookstores and real booksellers, and to fight for independent ideas through independent media by independent presses, authors, and bookstores.