Black Sparrow Books, formerly known as Black Sparrow Press, is a book publisher originally founded in 1966 by John Martin of Santa Rosa, California. He founded this company in order to publish the works of Charles Bukowski and other avant-garde authors. He initially financed this company by selling his large collection of rare first editions. Typography and printing were the work of Graham Mackintosh of San Francisco, Noel Young and Edwards Brothers, Inc. Barbara Martin oversaw all of the title page and cover designs, which are still unique today.

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  • Black Sparrow Books, formerly known as Black Sparrow Press, is a book publisher originally founded in 1966 by John Martin of Santa Rosa, California. He founded this company in order to publish the works of Charles Bukowski and other avant-garde authors. He initially financed this company by selling his large collection of rare first editions. Typography and printing were the work of Graham Mackintosh of San Francisco, Noel Young and Edwards Brothers, Inc. Barbara Martin oversaw all of the title page and cover designs, which are still unique today. Black Sparrow Press most prominently published the work of authors Charles Bukowski, John Fante, and Paul Bowles. A more complete list is shown below. These artists, now considered part of a contemporary 'alternative tradition,' were first established and nurtured under the auspices of Black Sparrow Press. Many of its titles are now highly collectible. Black Sparrow Press sold the rights to publish Bukowski, Bowles and Fante to HarperCollins Publishers in 2002. At this point, John Martin retired. Martin then sold the remainder of his inventory for $1.00 to David R. Godine, Publisher who adopted the name Black Sparrow Books. Godine is now the exclusive licensed distributor of Black Sparrow Books while HarperCollins continues to print and reprint the books by Bukowski, Fante and Bowles, replicating the original designs. In 2010, Black Sparrow published Door to the River, a collection of essays by Aram Saroyan; Well Then There Now, a collection of poems by Juliana Spahr; and Cheyenne Madonna, a collection of linked short stories by Eddie Chuculate. Copies of all editions of Charles Bukowski's works published by the Black Sparrow Press are held at Western Michigan University, which purchased the archive of the publishing house after its closure in 2003. (en)
  • Black Sparrow Books, connue autrefois sous le nom de Black Sparrow Press est une maison d'édition américaine de Santa Rosa, en Californie fondée par John Martin en 1966, pour, à l'origine éditer Charles Bukowski et autres écrivains d'avant-garde. John Martin finança le lancement de sa maison d'édition en grande partie par la vente de sa collection d'éditions originales de livres rares. Black Sparrow Press publie alors en priorité Charles Bukowski (dont le succès international allait faire celui de cette maison d'édition confidentielle à l'origine), John Fante, Wyndham Lewis et Paul Bowles. D'autres écrivains connurent leur première publication dans cette maison. En 2002, Black Sparrow Press cède les droits d'éditions de Charles Bukowski, John Fante, et Paul Bowles à HarperCollins. À cette date, John Martin prend sa retraite. Il cède son catalogue d'auteurs aux éditions David R. Godine. Les éditions Black Sparrow Press deviennent les éditions Black Sparrow Books. HarperCollins continue cependant d'éditer et de rééditer Charles Bukowski, John Fante et Paul Bowles. (fr)
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  • Black Sparrow Books, formerly known as Black Sparrow Press, is a book publisher originally founded in 1966 by John Martin of Santa Rosa, California. He founded this company in order to publish the works of Charles Bukowski and other avant-garde authors. He initially financed this company by selling his large collection of rare first editions. Typography and printing were the work of Graham Mackintosh of San Francisco, Noel Young and Edwards Brothers, Inc. Barbara Martin oversaw all of the title page and cover designs, which are still unique today. (en)
  • Black Sparrow Books, connue autrefois sous le nom de Black Sparrow Press est une maison d'édition américaine de Santa Rosa, en Californie fondée par John Martin en 1966, pour, à l'origine éditer Charles Bukowski et autres écrivains d'avant-garde. John Martin finança le lancement de sa maison d'édition en grande partie par la vente de sa collection d'éditions originales de livres rares. (fr)
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