At Darbytown Books, we are the custodian of forgotten and new literature, an online used bookstore offering new and used books for sale. We offer an active online library specializing in historia with many fiction and non fiction books to serve book buyers and book collectors of all ages, means and taste. Just click on one of our catalogs to browse signed books, fine collectable novels, and inexpensive reading copies. On the Indiessential bookshelf are new books to read from Small Publishing Houses and in our Monthly Catalogue modern first edition books for sale, all of which we hope you'll find priceless.



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​​Graywolf  Press is a leading small publishing house committed to the discovery and energetic publication of contemporary American and international literature. We champion outstanding writers at all stages of their careers to ensure that diverse voices can be heard in a crowded marketplace.

Lee Boudreaux Books featuring established writers as well as those making their literary debut, these books have in common a mastery of language, commanding narrative momentum, and a knack for leaving us astonished, delighted, disturbed, and deeply affected, sometimes all at the same time.

Soho Press is a small publishing house based in Manhattan’s Union Square. Founded in 1986, Soho publishes 90 books a year across its Soho Press, Soho Crime and Soho Teen lists, and is known for introducing bold new literary voices, award-winning international crime fiction, and compelling young adult mystery and thrillers.

New Directions was founded in 1936, when James Laughlin (1914–1997), then a twenty-two-year-old Harvard sophomore, issued the first of the New Directions anthologies. “I asked Ezra Pound for ‘career advice,‘” Laughlin recalled. "He had been seeing my poems for months and had ruled them hopeless. He urged me to finish Harvard and then do ‘something’ useful."

Algonquin Books  founding edict still holds strong to publish quality fiction and nonfiction by undiscovered young writers, and to keep their books in print, reaching new fans for years to come. Though they publish only 20 new titles a year, they are know for publishing numerous prize winning books​​​​​​.

​Grove Atlantic an American small publishing house, based in New York City, that was formed in 1993 by the merger of Grove Press and Atlantic Monthly Press. The company's imprints, which include Grove Press, Atlantic Monthly Press, The Mysterious Press, and Black Cat publish literary fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama and translations

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We are proud to offer a fine selection of new literary fiction books and non-fiction books from these established Small Publishing Houses and many other independent publishers. Here you can find up-an-coming and many well established authors who launched their careers here.

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