It’s not every day that we get to look into the life of one of the premier nonprofit publishers in the country. Lucky for us, Coffee House Press took over the @actualpants Instagram last week. They started off with a gorgeous #flatlay of some of their books and ended with a strong final thought: Literature is not the same as publishing. I couldn’t agree more. Here’s a look at all of their posts from the past week.
Coffee House Press began as a small letterpress operation in 1972 and has grown into an internationally renowned nonprofit publisher of literary fiction, essay, poetry, and other work that doesn’t fit neatly into genre categories. Coffee House is both a publisher and an arts organization. Through our Books in Action program and publications, we’ve become interdisciplinary collaborators and incubators for new work and audience experiences. Our vision for the future is one where a publisher is a catalyst and connector.
Welcome to our office in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It’s full of good books and good people (and coffee, naturally). –@coffeehousepress
This old flat file is full of movable type, one of the many reminders in the office of our origin as a small letterpress operation. –@coffeehousepress
A classic view of Caroline working on spreadsheets (and her messy desk). –@coffeehousepress
#TBT Our last BBQ open house. Every summer we grill hotdogs, drink beer, and sling books on the train tracks next to our building. (You’re invited to CHP BBQ 2015.) –@coffeehousepress
Sun Yung Shin is writing the next Nobel-prize winning novel in our Laureate Lounge at the American Swedish Institute. #catc #laureatelounge –@coffeehousepress
Happy Saturday! Here’s CHP author Margret Aldrich in front of her little free library with her book, The Little Free Library Book (#meta). –@coffeehousepress
Closing our instagram takeover with a final thought. Thanks for following along. –@coffeehousepress
Natalia Castells-Esquivel is a writer from Mexico based in Atlanta. Her poetry and nonfiction have been published in places like Santo y Seña, Loose Change, and Thought Catalog. She is currently a copywriter, Editor of Community Engagement for RealPants, and cofounder of StoryDrop, a city-wide literature collaboration. Also, she makes really good scrambled eggs. Really.
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