Before 2020 is out the door, we have one last hurrah: the holidays. It is an odd holiday season, to be sure, but not one without its blessings. We are truly grateful for the support our press and our authors receive; in a year such as this, showing support for an independent publisher goes farther than ever. As thanks, we’ve put together our end-of-year gift guide below with some of our favorites—if you buy direct from Three Rooms Press now through December 15 ALL books are 20% off with code: READINDIE Click on any of the covers below to learn more about them, and Happy Holidays!
We want to be deliberate with our support as well, and so here are our spotlight titles. We’re showcasing some of every genre, and all from our incredibly talented Black and POC authors. For the harrowing noir tale of a homeless Black sleuth, click SCAVENGER. Have a younger reader in love with fantasy? THE DOOR TO INFERNA was written for teens, by a teen. Fans of poetry will love Hala Alyan’s debut poetry collection ATRIUM, and BAD offers a real-world look at the carceral system and the true story of 60s career criminal James Carr.
They’re young adult novels, but the compassion with which these authors write their characters into the world, awkward or nerdy or confident and full of what-ifs, is an inspiration to any reader. Join two friends as they learn what it means to grow together, or as they struggle to reconcile their families’ differences. With any of these novels, you’re sure to grow a little yourself.
Noir fiction is one of our great loves at Three Rooms Press. Whether you grab our latest collection of political noir, THE FAKING OF THE PRESIDENT, or any of our other mystery titles you’re sure to be in for a ride.
Fiction goes anywhere the mind can travel. We love these picks, which delve into the personal past, the dystopian future, and the political present; all of them are journeys you won’t soon forget.
If you read our celebration of National Life Writing Month, you know how much we adore memoir. These books of incredible lives approach memoir from every angle, from the campy yet devastating pages of DISASTERAMA! to a memoir in photos from punk bassist Mike Watt.
Poetry can be just what we need for difficult times. It can bring peace or inspiration, be a gentle guiding hand or a hard shove toward truth and beauty. Our annual Dada anthology, MAINTENANT, is a collection from some of the best poets and artists worldwide as they pinpoint the absurdity in modern times. Our collections bring the voice of a single poet to the page and the world. Find out more about any of them below.