Imprints & Series

The Godine imprints


Founded in 1970, Godine is an independent publishing house located in Boston, Massachusetts, with an emphasis on memoir, narrative nonfiction, literature, art, and children's books. See the books »

Verba Mundi

Verba Mundi features contemporary world literature in translation including the work of Georges Perec, Franz Werfel, and two Nobel laureates in literature, J.M.G. Le Clézio and Patrick Modiano. See the books »

Black Sparrow Press

Black Sparrow Press was founded in Los Angeles in 1966 by John and Barbara Martin, and run by them until 2002. The revered independent press is home to vital poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.

Today, the imprint both celebrates its legendary longtime authors such as Lucia Berlin, Wanda Coleman, Charles Reznikoff, and Diane Wakoski, and introduces readers to important contemporary authors, such as Susan Barba, Richard Buckner, Dan Fante, Nina MacLaughlin, and Kerrin McCadden. See the books »

Nonpareil Books

The Nonpareil series celebrates the joy of discovery with books bound to be classics. See the books »


Swallows and Amazons

The Swallows and Amazons series is a series of twelve children’s books by English author Arthur Ransome, named after the title of the first book in the series. The twelve books involve adventures by groups of children almost all during the school holidays and mostly in England but four sailing trips that go outside England, between the two World Wars. The stories revolve around outdoor activities, especially sailing. See the books »

Farnsworth’s Classical English

Farnsworth’s Classical English series See the books »