Read Harder 2017: Read a book published by a micropress

Today, we come to probably the most difficult challenge on the Read Harder list: read a book published by a micropress.

So what exactly is a micropress?  In the most basic sense, a micropress is a very small publishing company (often run by 1-2 people) that publishes short titles in very limited releases, typically no more than 500 copies, which are often distributed manually.  For this reason, most public libraries do not carry micropress titles, which are often referred to as chapbooks.

If you’re interested in learning more about micropresses, make sure to check out this article from Book Riot, which goes into much more detail about micropresses and chapbooks, and even offers title suggestions at the end of the article!


Happy reading!

—Katie, Adult Reference