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Small Press Spotlight: The Overlook Press

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As an indepedent bookstore, Interabang Books loves to support small publishers who put out unique and fascinating releases. The Overlook Press in New York doesn't shy away from the deep-cuts, the untold, and the beautifully-written.

The Overlook Press publishes books in diverse genres, seeking great stories and ideas "overlooked" by other publishers. What catches our eye about their releases is their fresh perspectives-- these are books and stories you won't find elsewhere, written by incredible authors with strong points-of-view. Sometimes The Overlook Press's books are funny, sometimes awe-inspiring, sometimes moving, but always new and different.

This month we're featuring The Overlook Press on a featured table here in the store. Check out some of the titles you can find on our featured table:

No Angel Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781585676071
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Overlook Press - October 5th, 2004

This family drama from international bestseller Penny Vincenzi will overwhelm you with its glamor and ambition. It's a sprawling story following the fascinating and strong Celia Lytton as she navigates the joys and pains of love and family on the home front during the First World War. NO ANGEL is enrapturing-- a story and world in which you can happily lose yourself.


True Grit Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781590204597
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Overlook Press - November 5th, 2010

Originally published by Tusk, an imprint of The Overlook Press, TRUE GRIT is a truly legendary novel of the West. Introducing the famous trio of Mattie Ross, the coward Tom Chaney, and U.S. Marshall Rooster Cogburn, this story captures the intersection of vengence, justice, and cruelty. This 1969 release from Charles Portis will arrest you with its precision.


Legends of the Samurai Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781590207307
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Overlook Press - March 6th, 2012

So much mythology surrounds the modern image of the Samurai that it's easy to forget how integral and ubiquitous this caste was to Japanese society, even after its abolition at the end of the 19th Century. Presented in Hiroaki Sato's wonderfully enjoyable translation, LEGENDS OF THE SAMURAI is a rare opportunity to actively experience history-- to access the Samurai mindset through their writings, codes, and mythos. This book is living, breathing history.


Rumo & His Miraculous Adventures Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781585679362
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Overlook Press - August 28th, 2007

This might be the weirdest and funniest novel you read this year. RUMO combines the whimsical worldbuilding of Roald Dahl or J.R.R. Tolkein with the earnest satire of Christopher Moore. Moers's book features an expansive, silly story with illustrations and marginalia, offering adults an experience akin to the invention of a children's story. You have to flip through RUMO's pages to understand. Come take a look in the store!