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"A radical, exciting response to Amazonian hegemony." —Dazed “A great, exciting project!” —Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing “Over the last five years, Oakes and co-founder Colin Robinson have turned OR into one of the most original publishers in the US.” —Jonathon Sturgeon, Flavorwire “A publisher of dissident voices.” —David Richter, Book Culture

OR Books is a new type of publishing company. It embraces progressive change in politics, culture and the way we do business. Our list is highly selective: we publish just one or two books a month, combining established authors with new discoveries. Our editorial standards are fastidious; our design clear and elegant. We employ exciting promotion with highly creative use of video and the Internet. To avoid the waste of unsold stock and returns, we produce our books only when they are wanted, either through print-on-demand or as platform-agnostic e-books. This system allows a rapid publishing turnaround so relevant books can intervene quickly in issues of the day. Most importantly, we sell direct to you, the customer, shipping promptly when a book is released and/or your order is received. Our approach jettisons the inefficiencies of conventional publishing to better serve readers, writers and the environment. It points to a new future for book publishing. We hope you will join with us.

Read about Fred W. McDarrah's PRIDE! and other #lgbtq books on the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall rebellion in this N...
05/16/2019
The Queer Coffee Table: 10 L.G.B.T.Q. Books to Usher In World Pride

Read about Fred W. McDarrah's PRIDE! and other #lgbtq books on the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall rebellion in this New York Times article:

Visual monographs commemorating a culture of resistance and resilience on the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall rebellion.

“The real sort of fear, and the real danger, isn't that we can't win, it's that we're not ready to win.” —Christin...
05/16/2019
#48 Christine Berry on preparing for a Corbyn government

“The real sort of fear, and the real danger, isn't that we can't win, it's that we're not ready to win.” —Christine Berry, author of PEOPLE GET READY!

Listen to the full interview with Politics Theory Other here:

Christine Berry discusses 'People Get Ready: Preparing for a Corbyn Government' a new book authored by Christine together with Joe Guinan. We spoke about the likely backlash a Corbyn government would

A Public Affair
05/16/2019
A Public Affair

A Public Affair

Today on the show, Allen will be in conversation with Michael Steven Smith about his new book, Lawyers for the Left: In the Courts, In the Streets, and On the Air from OR Books.

We'll be on the air from 12pm–1pm CDT!
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We don't know, but we're not willing to try. Instead, we take doses of Amy Sohn's hilarious CBD! on a regular basis, and...
05/16/2019
Can CBD Really Do All That?

We don't know, but we're not willing to try. Instead, we take doses of Amy Sohn's hilarious CBD! on a regular basis, and we feel just fine: http://bit.ly/SohnCBD

How one molecule from the cannabis plant came to be seen as a therapeutic cure-all.

OR Books in Saks...!? yes, right betwixt the undies: and 100% of proceeds from this edition of PRIDE: Photographs After ...
05/15/2019
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OR Books in Saks...!? yes, right betwixt the undies: and 100% of proceeds from this edition of PRIDE: Photographs After Stonewall by Fred W. McDarrah, bought through Saks, goes to The Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative.

at saks.com, offering the modern energy, style and personalized service of Saks Fifth Avenue stores, in an enhanced, easy-to-navigate shopping experience.

Barney cited for wise words on the transformation of publishing...
05/13/2019

Barney cited for wise words on the transformation of publishing...

New article on literaturhaus features "Rosset: My Life in Publishing and How I fought Censorship" (OR Books) and digs deeper into the world of publishing.

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05/10/2019

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"But, what this shows is [that] it’s a crisis of multiple different dimensions, and that it’s driven by an economic ...
05/09/2019
Shocking UN Report Warns up to a Million Species are at Risk of Extinction Due to Human Activity

"But, what this shows is [that] it’s a crisis of multiple different dimensions, and that it’s driven by an economic system, which is fundamentally destroying the terrestrial systems that we all depend on." –Ashley Dawson, author of EXTINCTION: A RADICAL HISTORY, on Democracy Now! discussing the recent U.N. report.

Watch the whole segment here: https://bit.ly/2HeRmtj

An alarming new report by a panel of leading scientists warns that human activity is causing the disappearance and deterioration of wildlife at a rate that could represent an existential threat to humanity within our lifetimes. The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodi...

05/09/2019

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"I wouldn't necessarily understand that I was an icon, but I did have an alertness- a feeling that something was very, v...
05/09/2019
Performance Art Legend Karen Finley Reads Trump To Filth On BUST's "Poptarts" Podcast

"I wouldn't necessarily understand that I was an icon, but I did have an alertness- a feeling that something was very, very, exciting happening in the culture." –Karen Finley, author of GRABBING PUSSY on BUST Magazine's Poptarts Podcast

Listen to the full episode here:

  Karen Finley started out performing feminist monologues full of vitriol and fury in the punk clubs of the Bay Area in the late 70s. By the ...

"The poems collected in Women of Resistance: Poems for a New Feminism pack a serious punch. Which is fitting for a proje...
05/09/2019
Women of Resistance: Poems for a New Feminism | OR Books

"The poems collected in Women of Resistance: Poems for a New Feminism pack a serious punch. Which is fitting for a project designed to hit back against U.S. President Donald Trump and the blows his government has dealt to women.... Edited by Danielle Barnhart and Iris Mahan, the collection brings together 50 diverse feminist poets and activists in a fierce, exuberant, tender, gorgeous choir of voices." –Herizons Magazine in a recent review of WOMEN OF RESISTANCE: POEMS FOR A NEW FEMINISM

https://bit.ly/2JsS09e

Edited by Danielle Barnhart and Iris Mahan and featuring Anne Waldman, Rachel Zucker, Tyehimba Jess, Kimberly Johnson, and Jacqueline Jones LaMon

Join us Thursday eve at The People's Forum to celebrate LULA with BRADO-NY--and help take back the world's fourth larges...
05/08/2019

Join us Thursday eve at The People's Forum to celebrate LULA with BRADO-NY--and help take back the world's fourth largest democracy from the grip of incipient fascism.

Prefeito de Nova York, Bill de Blasio: “Jair Bolsonaro aprendeu da maneira mais difícil que os nova-iorquinos não fecham os olhos para a opressão. Nós denunciamos sua intolerância. Ele fugiu. Não é surpresa - valentões geralmente não aguentam um soco.
@jairbolsonaro Já vai tarde. Seu ódio não é bem vindo aqui.”

#adeusbolsonaro #chorabolsonaro #nothim #bolsonaroisnotwelcome #forabolsonaro

PRIDE’s launch at The Stonewall Inn—thanks to Bureau of General Services-Queer Division who handled book sales
05/08/2019

PRIDE’s launch at The Stonewall Inn—thanks to Bureau of General Services-Queer Division who handled book sales

05/07/2019
Economic Update: Lawyers VS The System

"You can't do a keystroke on your computer, or make a call on your cell phone, or even go to the doctor without the government knowing exactly what you're doing." –Michael Steven Smith, author of LAWYERS FOR THE LEFT

Learn more about Smith's upcoming book and what makes a "lawyer for the left" in this interview with Richard D. Wolff for Economic Update with Richard D. Wolff

https://bit.ly/2H5b5wl

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Special limited edition hardcover!!
05/06/2019

Special limited edition hardcover!!

A description from the belly of the beast that is MS-13: the first book to reveal the inner workings of the most violent...
05/06/2019

A description from the belly of the beast that is MS-13: the first book to reveal the inner workings of the most violent gang in the world, written by an anthropologist who was there. Pre-order now and get 15% off.

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05/05/2019

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05/04/2019

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"That situation has remained the same, not only for the period that the Times has been publishing material saying the ar...
05/03/2019
For NYT, Israel Is Always Nearing ‘Apartheid,’ but Never Quite Gets There

"That situation has remained the same, not only for the period that the Times has been publishing material saying the arrangement might someday add up to apartheid, but since 1967." –Greg Shupak, author of THE WRONG STORY, on NYT's coverage of apartheid in Israel for Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting

Read the full article here: https://bit.ly/2IKw1uX

The New York Times acknowledges that governing millions of Palestinians but denying them the vote is a form of apartheid.

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05/03/2019

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05/02/2019

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Killer review for EXILE in CounterPunch!! We're thrilled, and congrats to Belén Fernández.
05/02/2019
Seeing Your Homeland Closeup From Afar

Killer review for EXILE in CounterPunch!! We're thrilled, and congrats to Belén Fernández.

2019 Exile: Rejecting America and Finding the World Belén Fernández OR Books. In the interests of full disclosure, I confess at the outset that Belén Fern

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05/01/2019

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The Guggenheim Museum has just announced it is resuming work on the 450,000 sq. ft., $800 million branch museum (twelve ...
04/26/2019
Gulf Labor Criticizes Guggenheim's Silence on Migrant Workers' Rights

The Guggenheim Museum has just announced it is resuming work on the 450,000 sq. ft., $800 million branch museum (twelve times larger than the NYC museum, according to Artforum) in that citadel of workers' rights and freedom, the United Arab Emirates. We at OR stand with Gulf Labor in opposing this outrage--for more info, http://bit.ly/GulfLabor

Months have passed since the Guggenheim broke off six years of negotiations with the Gulf Labor Coalition over migrant workers's rights in Abu Dhabi.

04/25/2019
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Savage satire with pen and ink - no-one does it like Eli Valley. Here he is taking on Donald Trump. Valley's Diaspora Boy is available exclusively at www.orbooks.com

Meet the political cartoonist who was attacked by both Chelsea Clinton and Meghan McCain.

"Trump [is] increasingly saying that the Democrats are anti-Semites — when in fact Trump incited the most horrific pog...
04/25/2019
This political cartoonist doesn't care if you call him a self-hating Jew

"Trump [is] increasingly saying that the Democrats are anti-Semites — when in fact Trump incited the most horrific pogrom in our history," Valley said. "And so I drew him with an assault rifle outside the Tree of Life Synagogue."

Eli Valley's provocative comics have recently gotten him into trouble with Meaghan McCain and Chelsea Clinton.

04/24/2019
Metaphysical Graffiti | Music | Showcase

"Tackling contentious questions about rock and pop music, forcing us to look deeper into our relationship with music; how we shape it, and how it shapes us." —Showcase on Seth Kaufman's METAPHYSICAL GRAFFITI

Watch the whole interview here: https://bit.ly/2vkPEkA

What is the coolest song you've never heard? What do you call a drummer in a three-piece suit? And, is there a connection between rock 'n' roll and the meani...

Now in Norwegian!
04/23/2019

Now in Norwegian!

Cover of the Norwegian edition of BOWIE by Simon Critchley, published in March 2019 by Flamme Forlag (original publisher: OR Books) #makebookstravel #foreignrights

La biblioteca che vorrei
04/21/2019

La biblioteca che vorrei

Quanto spesso scegliamo i libri in base alla copertina? Per quanto mi riguarda molto spesso.

Per questo motivo, molte case editrici si affidano a grafici eclettici con idee originali.
La designer inglese Jenny Greenaway ha confezionato per la casa editrice inglese OR Books tre copertine mozzafiato per un libro su #JFK.

Questa tre serie di copertine sono state create in occasione del 50esimo anniversario dell'assassinio del presidente John F. Kennedy.

I libri hanno ciascuno una sovraccoperta in acetato trasparente su cui sono stati stampati degli elementi di design che riecheggiano la censura e la segretezza dell'affare #Kennedy..

"Now open Michael Steven Smith’s smart and compelling Lawyers for the Left, and you’ll find yourself plunged into th...
04/19/2019
Lawyers for the Left: In the Courts, In the Streets, and on the Air

"Now open Michael Steven Smith’s smart and compelling Lawyers for the Left, and you’ll find yourself plunged into the contradictions and swirling through the vortex where that question—what is the law?—is on everyone’s mind all the time." –Bill Ayers for Portside

Read the full review here: https://bit.ly/2Zp6igo

“We were partying hard and having a great evening, and then the law arrived and spoiled everything.” “She tries to keep the books accurately—squeaky clean, she says—but always just this side of the law.” “I studied international law at Cambridge.” “That just proves the law of gravi...

With Labour ahead in the pools and the Tories in meltdown it’s time to get ready for a Corbyn government.  https://mai...
04/19/2019

With Labour ahead in the pools and the Tories in meltdown it’s time to get ready for a Corbyn government. https://mailchi.mp/orbooks/it-wont-be-long

PEOPLE GET READY! : Preparing for a Corbyn Government

By Joe Guninan and Christine Berry

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04/17/2019
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Check out VICE News Tonight--HBO, tonight at 7:30, for a feature on OR's own Eli Valley, the scourge of Netanyahu-boosters around the world!

[email protected] is a political satirist whose provocative comics, focused on antisemitism and U.S. politics, have recently gotten him into trouble with everyone from Meaghan McCain to Chelsea Clinton. We spend the day with him on #VICENewsTonight at 7:30PM EDT on @HBO. https://t.co/iOlHWlET8Y”

“A timely and must-read guide to a changing world.” —Nick Srnicek, author of Platform CapitalismChristine Berry an...
04/17/2019

“A timely and must-read guide to a changing world.” —Nick Srnicek, author of Platform Capitalism

Christine Berry and Joe Guinan's handbook for progressive activists and leaders, PEOPLE GET READY, is available NOW!

Order your copy here: http://bit.ly/PGReady

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