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Printers & Paper

2015 was a year of milestones for us at Two Dollar Radio, between book-sales, movie releases, and celebrating our 10-year anniversary, a lot transpired this year. One of these milestones happened very quietly.

Marquis Livre environmental certification stamp, Two Dollar Radio

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Posted by Eric Obenauf on 28 December, 2015 0 comments |
Santa Fucked Up!

After slogging through the feigned smiles of surprise and delight, after drinking coffee till you get the shakes while your two aunts discuss shower organizers in grave detail for way too long, you deserve a break, and I'm here to tell you: We've got your back.

Santa Sale by Two Dollar Radio

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Posted by Eric Obenauf on 24 December, 2015 0 comments |
#FridayReads The Absolution of Roberto Acestes Laing

Dig into an excerpt from Nicholas Rombes' haunting debut novel, The Absolution of Roberto Acestes Laing.

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Posted by Eliza Wood on 24 December, 2015 0 comments |
Design of the Week | Twin Peaks

While it's not much of a teaser (unless that they're teasing you that the show you've been waiting decades for to return to television isn't going to air in 2016 as initially proclaimed, but rather at some indeterminate date in 2017), Showtime released what they're calling a teaser for the return of Twin Peaks.

Still of Kyle MacLachlan in Twin Peaks

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Posted by Eric Obenauf on 23 December, 2015 1 comment |
Preserving Our Intellectual Literary Integrity

There are so many killer, underlinable lines in this essay by Mark de Silva—author of Square Wave, which is out February 2016—in his new essay/manifesto/screed at 3:AM Magazine, 'Distant Visions: Putdownable Prose and the State of the Art-Novel.' The entire piece should be required reading for someone trying to get a handle on contemporary American literature.

Mark de Silva author of the forthcoming novel Square Wave

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Posted by Eric Obenauf on 22 December, 2015 0 comments |
The New Two Dollar Radio Flowchart

Maybe "flowchart" sounds like corporate-ese drivel, but we've crafted a really fun way - we hope - of introducing readers to our books.

The New Two Dollar Radio Flowchart

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Posted by Eric Obenauf on 21 December, 2015 0 comments |
"Ellingsen charts a new course that is at times Kafkaesque and always mesmerizing."

Berit Ellingsen's new novel, Not Dark Yet, which Jeff VanderMeer listed as one of his favorite books of 2015, is included in the VanderMeer Winter Mixtape at Storybundle.

the VanderMeer Winter Mixtape at Storybundle, which includes Berit Ellingsen's Not Dark Yet

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Posted by Eric Obenauf on 19 December, 2015 0 comments |
#FridayReads I Smile Back

What better way to get mentally prepared for some quality family time this holiday season than with the afflicted, dysfunctional mother of Amy Koppelman's searing second novel, I Smile Back.

 Amy Koppelman, author of I Smile Back

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Posted by Eliza Wood on 18 December, 2015 0 comments |
The Process of Art's Creation

Nicholas Rombes, author of The Absolution of Roberto Acestes Laing and the writer/director of the forthcoming The Removals, reviewing Shane Carruth's Upstream Color at Los Angeles Review of Books.

Nicholas Rombes, author of The Absolution of Roberto Acestes Laing

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Posted by Eric Obenauf on 15 December, 2015 0 comments |
Oh Gagliano

Tip your hat to John Gagliano. He's the artist and illustrator who supplied our (now on hiatus) journal of artful essays, Frequencies, with its punkish aesthetic attitude.

Two Dollar Radio Frequencies art Plimpton by John Gagliano

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Posted by Eric Obenauf on 14 December, 2015 0 comments |

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Two Dollar Radio is a family-run outfit founded in 2005 with the mission to reaffirm the cultural and artistic spirit of the publishing industry. We aim to do this by presenting bold works of literary merit, each book, individually and collectively, providing a sonic progression that we believe to be too loud to ignore. Check out the ABOUT US section to read more...

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