Publishers of academic & trade books in Austin, Texas.

Wow. It’s an honor just to be nominated. Seriously.

We’ve been shortlisted for the 2014 Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards! Look at us way up there at the top! Huge deal. Huge.

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Bronx Boys by Stephen Shames.

Stephen Shames is an award-winning photojournalist and artist that has worked for numerous clients including Newsweek, People, Esquire, US News, Time, The Ford and Annie E. Casey Foundations, United Jewish Communities and Independent Care System. He’s also the author of eight monographs. His newest book, Bronx Boys [University of Texas Press, 2014], stemmed from a 1977 assignment for Look magazine. He documented boys “coming of age” in the Bronx, which was known as one of the toughest and poorest neighborhoods in the entire United States at the time. In a statement about the book, the publisher says “The Bronx boys lived on streets ravaged by poverty, drugs, violence and gangs. They bonded together and raised themselves in ‘crews,’ adolescent families they created for protection and companionship.” The images are a very real and honest depiction of their lives, highlighting both the good and the bad.

Bronx Boys includes a 123 duotone photographs made by Shames between 1977 and 2000. The work can also be seen on The Fence at Photoville, and opens at Steven Kasher Gallery on October 6, 2014. (POTD)

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Film critic Leonard Maltin just stopped by to tour “The Making of Gone With The Wind” with ransomcenter Film Curator Steve Wilson.

And he read the book: blogs.indiewire.com 

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Banned Books Week (Sept. 21-27) is the book world’s annual celebration of our right to choose and have access to the books that we want to read. Libraries, bookstores, and the online book community will use this week to host events, highlight banned books, and spotlight the conversation about the real and pressing issue of book censorship in communities across the nation. 
This year the Banned Books Week National Committee has chosen to emphasize the censorship, banning, and challenging of comics and graphic novels because “Despite their serious literary merit and popularity as a genre, they are often subject to censorship” 

Watch Harry Belafonte and The Muppets TRY to perform the “Day-O” song. (It’s an important lesson in cooperation.)

C’mon, everybody, in unison! “Friday’s come and we wanna…” But before you do, steal a little time and read an excerpt from Becoming Belafonte on our website!

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We know. We’re just too good.

Our designers Lindsay Starr and Derek George got great news this week. Design Observer and AIGA's 50 Books/50 Covers is perhaps the most prestigious book award competition and is highly competitive. Two of our books won for 2013, Psycho/Sexual and Arnold Newman. Congratulations, designers!

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We’re proud to announce that we have a new addition to our fall books—Boyhood: Twelve Years on Film by Matt Lankes. A book that accompanies Richard Linklater’s critically acclaimed film Boyhood. For more check out the book on our website: Boyhood: Twelve Years on Film

Us waiting for the book’s release this November: 

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