Press53

Press 53 is an independent publisher of literary fiction, poetry, and nonfiction that was founded in October 2005 by Kevin Morgan Watson, who serves as Fiction & Poetry Editor; Tom Lombardo is Poetry Series Editor (Tom Lombardo Poetry Selections); Robin Miura is Novel/Memoir Editor (Robin Miura Novel and Memoir Selections); and Sarah Elizabeth Younger, who serves as eBook editor.

Press 53 is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in the Community Arts Cafe building at Fourth & Spruce. We publish full-length books by established writers. In addition to finding and showcasing new writers in our Press 53 Open Awards Anthology, and established writers in our short story and poetry collections, novels, and creative nonfiction books, we also have a fondness for bringing back great books that are out of print, which we re-issue under our Press 53 Classics imprint.
Thirteen Departures from the Moon Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781935708230
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Published: Press 53 - February 19th, 2011

Blood Clay Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781935708223
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Published: Press 53 - March 15th, 2011

In the Palms of Angels Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781935708278
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Published: Press 53 - April 1st, 2011

Naked Summer Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781935708315
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Published: Press 53 - May 6th, 2011

Bastard Blue Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781935708339
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Published: Press 53 - May 16th, 2011

Hustle Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781935708346
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Published: Press 53 - May 25th, 2011

She Hands Me the Razor Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781935708360
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Published: Press 53 - September 1st, 2011

Unaccountable Weather Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781935708377
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Published: Press 53 - September 1st, 2011

Pretty Little Rooms Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781935708391
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Published: Press 53 - August 15th, 2011

All the Roads That Lead from Home Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781935708414
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Published: Press 53 - August 18th, 2011

Women Up On Blocks Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780981628066
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Published: Press 53 - January 17th, 2009

Bad Monkey Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780982441657
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Published: Press 53 - August 14th, 2009

In an Uncharted Country Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780982441671
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Published: Press 53 - August 13th, 2009

Surreal South '09 Cover Image
By Laura Benedict (Editor), Pinckney Benedict (Editor)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780982576014
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Published: Press 53 - October 31st, 2009

Miracle Boy and Other Stories Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781935708018
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Published: Press 53 - May 3rd, 2010

An Unreasonable Woman, in Search of Meaning Around the Globe Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781935708117
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Published: Press 53 - November 24th, 2010

One Last Good Time Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781935708100
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Published: Press 53 - December 30th, 2010

Damn Sure Right Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781935708179
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Published: Press 53 - January 6th, 2011

Accidental Birds of the Carolinas Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781935708308
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Published: Press 53 - May 1st, 2011

Your Path to Publication: A Guide to Navigating the World of Publishing Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781935708421
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Published: Press 53 - August 19th, 2011

Surreal South '11 Cover Image
By Laura Benedict (Editor), Pinckney Benedict (Editor)
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ISBN: 9781935708469
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Published: Press 53 - October 31st, 2011

My Life as Laura: How I Searched for Laura Ingalls Wilder and Found Myself Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781935708445
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Published: Press 53 - October 1st, 2011

From the Crooked Timber Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781935708476
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Published: Press 53 - November 3rd, 2011

Welcome, Anybody Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781935708490
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Published: Press 53 - January 19th, 2012

Elegant Punk Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781935708506
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Published: Press 53 - February 5th, 2012

Stealing the Dog's Prozac Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781935708513
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Published: Press 53 - February 7th, 2012

Cold Spring Rising Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781935708520
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Published: Press 53 - February 19th, 2012

What the Trapeze Artist Trusts Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781935708544
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Published: Press 53 - February 28th, 2012

Sending Christmas Cards to Huck and Hamlet Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781935708537
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Published: Press 53 - March 8th, 2012

Eyes Like Broken Windows Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781935708551
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Published: Press 53 - March 12th, 2012

Surrounded by Water Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781935708575
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Published: Press 53 - April 3rd, 2012

Finding Grace Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781935708582
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Published: Press 53 - April 10th, 2012

In a World of Small Truths Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781935708674
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Published: Press 53 - October 1st, 2012

In the Company of Spirits Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781935708698
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Published: Press 53 - September 29th, 2012

Beasts and Men Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781935708759
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Published: Press 53 - February 1st, 2013

Useful Information for the Soon-to-be Beheaded Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781935708780
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Published: Press 53 - February 1st, 2013

24 Bar Blues: Two Dozen Tales of Bars, Booze, and the Blues Cover Image
By Andrew Scott (Editor)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781935708803
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Published: Press 53 - March 1st, 2013

Anson County Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781935708810
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Published: Press 53 - March 1st, 2013

Home of the Brave: Stories in Uniform Cover Image
By Jeffery Hess (Editor)
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ISBN: 9780982441602
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Published: Press 53 - April 16th, 2009

The Naming of Ghosts Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781935708568
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Published: Press 53 - April 4th, 2012

What the Zhang Boys Know Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781935708612
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Published: Press 53 - October 1st, 2012

Out Across the Nowhere Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781935708605
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Published: Press 53 - October 1st, 2012

Ex-Boyfriend on Aisle 6 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781935708650
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Published: Press 53 - October 1st, 2012

New Book by local National Book Award Winner, James McBride

"From James McBride, author of the National Book Award-winning The Good Lord Bird, comes a wise and witty novel about what happens to the witnesses of a shooting. In September 1969, a fumbling, cranky old church deacon known as Sportcoat shuffles into the courtyard of the Cause Houses housing project in south Brooklyn, pulls a .45 from his pocket, and in front of everybody shoots the project's drug dealer at point-blank range. McBride brings to vivid life the people affected by the shooting: the victim, the African-American and Latinx residents who witnessed it, the white neighbors, the local cops assigned to investigate, the members of the Five Ends Baptist Church where Sportcoat was deacon, the neighborhood's Italian mobsters, and Sportcoat himself. 

New Cookbook By Our Friends at Canal House

Learn to cook well with this Joy of Cooking for the Instagram generation from James Beard Award-winning cookbook studio Canal House, "the 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue of the food world" (Bon Appetit), with 300 simple recipes to rely on for the rest of your life. 
Canal House's Melissa Hamilton and Christopher Hirsheimer are home cooks writing about home cooking for other home cooks. From a lifetime of making dinner every single night, they've edited their experience down to the essentials: 300 simple and genius recipes that reveal the building blocks of all good cooking, and are guaranteed to make you a better cook.

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farleysbookshop@netscape.net

 

Situated on the main street of the historic Delaware Riverfront town of New Hope, Pennsylvania, Farley’s Bookshop and its knowledgeable, experienced staff have endeavored to satisfy the literary tastes of the area inhabitants for over fifty years. Whether you are Bucks County born-and-bred or just stopping by to enjoy the crisp river air and delightful scenery, you will be pleasantly surprised to find the largest and most diverse collection of books-in-print in Bucks County. Farley’s may have competition, but it has few peers. We encourage you to browse our website, but please remember that getting acquainted with our online persona is no substitute for exploring the narrow passageways and teeming shelves of our storefront and discovering that perfect book nestled amongst so many others.

 

New Hope for American Art

                                               New Hope for American Art is the most comprehensive book ever published on artists from, and surrounding, the New Hope Art Colony (also known as the Pennsylvania Impressionists). This book, with its 612 pages and over 1,000 color plates of artwork include biographies of 165 individual Pennsylvania Impressionists and New Hope Modernists as well as artists from the Philadelphia Ten, a pioneering group of women all educated at Philadelphia art schools. 

In this book, you'll find biographies and artwork from such artists as:

  • Daniel Garber
  • Edward Redfield
  • George Sotter
  • Arthur Meltzer
  • Robert Spencer
  • William Langson Lathrop
  • Kenneth Nunamaker
  • John Folinsbee
  • Henry Snell
  • William F. Taylor
  • Fern Coppedge
  • M. Elizabeth Price
  • Clarence Johnson
  • S. George Phillips
  • Rae Sloan Bredin
  • Walter Baum
  • Walter Schofield
  • Morgan Colt
  • Charles Rosen
  • Joseph Meierhans
  • Charles F. Ramsey
  • Louis Stone
  • Charles Evans
  • Josef Zenk

New Hope for American Art was authored, designed and published by James M. Alterman, an expert in the field of Pennsylvania Impressionist and Modernist painting. A longtime collector and owner of two fine art galleries, Alterman wanted to create a user-friendly book intended not only to educate collectors and enthusiasts about this art but to help train one's eye. The book offers valuable tips on how to avoid common mistakes often experienced by new collectors drawn from the author's personal experiences as a collector and fine art dealer.