Restless Books Offers International Literature to Readers
Next, we bring you stateside again, to a cultural landscape changing before our eyes. 125th Street: Time in Harlem, is a photographic book by Isaac Diggs and Edward Hillel on the transformation of America's great cultural Main Street. Through their lens-and through essays by prominent critics Vicki Goldberg of The New York Times and Greg Tate of the Village Voice-readers will get a close-up look at a neighborhood in transition, and a heritage up for grabs.
Add to this The Art of Protest, about the controversial Oakland print-making workshop Tupac Taller Amaru, whose posters on immigration and other timely topics have galvanized protesters around the country. With a powerful introduction by award-winning journalist Rubén Martínez, The Art of Protest gives a face to activism rarely acknowledged by the media.
The next year will bring all sorts of treasures and discoveries: science fiction from Cuba and Poland, classic travelogues from extraordinary women, border stories from Mexico, and many more that we look forward to unveiling. So be sure to follow us on Twitter and Tumblr, like us on Facebook, and visit our blog for regular news and more great reading.
"The next year will bring all sorts of treasures and discoveries: science fiction from Cuba and Poland, classic travelogues from extraordinary women, border stories from Mexico..."
We are told that the publishing industry is going through seismic changes, that books don't matter anymore. This is a crisis not only affecting literature, but also the way stories and viewpoints are conveyed in our culture. All this might be true-but a time of crisis is also a time of opportunity.
At Restless, we want to bring you narratives and ideas from different corners of the globe, because we believe our lives will be richer because of them. Books may be undergoing a transformation but, in some shape or form, they will always be with us. In books we discover who we are and, through books, we can travel to previously unknown worlds.
Exploring those worlds is your duty as a reader. Ours, as publishers, is to put the right books in front of you.