Archipelago Books Hosts 2014 Auction Today
Please come support international literature and celebrate with us as we enter our tenth year of life!
This year's auction will be held today, March 12th, at the beautiful Maccarone Gallery in the West Village.
Wine, beer, and refreshments will be served! Entertainment will be provided by the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music.
Tickets are $20 in advance / $25 at the door. * Scroll down to purchase tickets online.
You can see our ever-growing list of auction items on our auction Tumblr page, here: http://archipelagobooks2014auction.tumblr.com/
We will be bringing out seven titles before our next fundraiser. In order to remunerate our wonderful translators, authors, designer, and printers, we very much rely on your support!
We hope to see you there!
Archipelago Books is a not-for-profit press devoted to publishing excellent translations of classic and contemporary world literature. In our first decade, we have brought out over ninety books from more than twenty-five languages.
Artistic exchange between cultures is a crucial aspect of global understanding. It has never been more important for voices from around the world to be heard in this country-our place in the world depends upon it. Sadly, less than three percent of new literature published in the United States originates outside the Anglosphere. By publishing diverse and innovative literary translations we are doing what we can to change this lamentable circumstance and to broaden the American literary landscape.
We are always striving to find literary voices that simply would never be heard in the U.S. without Archipelago. While our efforts, especially those of our translators and authors, have been recognized by numerous literary awards, the sort of recognition we seek is for those largely unknown and forgotten locales-the Spanish Basque Country, the Chukchi lands of Siberia, the scrublands of South Africa, war-torn Lebanon-and the writing that allows our readers to see these places through the eyes of the people who live there.
We are devoted to the highest quality of design and to printing our books on the finest materials available. Archipelago books are unmistakable, books that you will enjoy holding in your hands.
Archipelago is working in partnership with like-minded organizations here and abroad, hosting events and readings for our authors and translators. We are deeply grateful for the generous support of foundations, international cultural organizations, and the vital contributions of individual donors. The community around Archipelago is growing, thanks to the enthusiasm of booksellers, educators, librarians, our remarkable translators, and our devoted readers. Without you, we would not be able to continue to publish these important books. We thank you all, and invite you to take a close look at the extraordinary lineup of books we'll be bringing out over the next year...