Publisher Spotlight: Arsenal Pulp Press

Award-winning publisher Arsenal Pulp Press has a reputation for championing quality international literature, and it only takes a scan of their forthcoming titles to prove this reputation to be well-earned. Founded in 1971, the Vancouver-based indie has consistently produced gorgeous books from diverse viewpoints, with special attention paid to underrepresented communities. Translated titles, such as the New York Times bestselling Blue is the Warmest Color by Julie Maroh, have appeared in most every season of Arsenal’s book production, so there’s always new global literature to anticipate. Personally, I’m keen to read Maroh’s recent release, Body Music (translated by David Homel).

Here’s what Arsenal Pulp Press says about their work thus far:

“Arsenal Pulp Press is a book publisher in Vancouver, Canada with over 300 titles currently in print, which include literary fiction and nonfiction; cultural and gender studies; LGBT and multicultural literature; cookbooks, including vegan; alternative crafts; graphic novels; visual arts; and books in translation. We are interested in literature that engages and challenges readers, and which asks probing questions about the world around us.

With a staff of five, located in the historic Vancouver district of Chinatown, we publish between 14 and 20 new titles per year, as well as an average of 12 to 15 reprints; our books are distributed in Canada, the US, Great Britain, Australia, and English-speaking Europe, and translations of our books have appeared in China, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Turkey, and Brazil.”

Visit the Arsenal Pulp Press website to learn more.

By Chelsey Slattum

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