Imprints & Series

The Godine Imprints

Six houses under one roof

We started in a barn and now we’re David R. Godine, Inc., a small publishing house located in Boston, Massachusetts, producing between twenty and thirty titles per year and maintaining an active reprint program. The company is independent (a rarity these days) and its list tends to reflect the individual tastes and interests of its president and founder, David Godine.

David R. Godine, Publisher

General interests for those with specific interests

David R. Godine, Inc., is a small publishing house located in Boston, Massachusetts, producing between twenty and thirty titles per year and maintaining an active reprint program. The company is independent (a rarity these days) and its list tends to re ect the individual tastes and interests of its president and founder, David Godine. See the books »

Verba Mundi

Your Rosetta Stone for world literature

Verba Mundi features the most notable contemporary world literature in translation. Verba Mundi has so far published works by world- renowned authors Georges Perec, Jose Donoso, Isaac Babel, and Anna Seghers, and has introduced new voices such as Sylvie Germain (whose Book of Nights was named a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times) and the acclaimed Swedish novelist Göran Tunström, author of The Christmas Oratorio. The Verba Mundi imprint has published two Nobel laureates in literature, J.M.G. Le Clézio in 2008 and Patrick Modiano in 2014. See the books »

Imago Mundi

A picture’s worth a thousand words

A line of original books devoted to photography and the graphic arts. Volumes in the Imago Mundi series, which has received praise from reviewers and booksellers alike, include Jean Cocteau: The Mirror and the Mask by Julie Saul and Small Rooms & Hidden Places by Ronald W. Wohlauer. See the books »

Black Sparrow

Welcome to the Great Outside

On July 1, 2002, John Martin, the founder and for thirty-six years the publisher of Black Sparrow Press, closed down his shop in Santa Rosa, California. After finding new homes for four of his authors—Charles Bukowski, Paul Bowles, John Fante, and Wyndham Lewis—he entrusted the rest of his backlist to a fellow publisher, David R. Godine. The agreement was simple: Godine would keep Black Sparrow’s offerings available to the trade, keep the best-selling titles in print, and keep the house’s spirit alive through judicious acquisitions. In short, Black Sparrow Press would be reborn. See the books »

Nonpareil Books

Small books without parallel

The Nonpareil Books collection, which now numbers over 100 titles in print, brings back neglected works; over its life the series has revived books by writers such as Donald Hall, William Maxwell, Francis Steegmuller, George Orwell, Laurie Lee, Will Cuppy, Flora Thompson and Gerald Durrell. See the books »

Pocket Paragons

Rockets in your pockets . . . with pictures

The Pocket Paragons imprint is an attempt to provide readers with beautiful books in small formats that combine the best of graphic imagery and text. Printed softcover in this convenient size of 5.5″ x 8″, they are all produced to the highest standards, using the best paper and printing, while at the same time being (we hope) both attractive and affordable. Books in this imprint come from a wide and varied range of wonderful authors and artists, including Marie Angel, William Heath Robinson, Henry Beston, and Margaret Bourke-White. See the books »

The Serial Godines

Sometimes we can’t stop with just one

We started in a barn and now we’re David R. Godine, Inc., a small publishing house located in Boston, Massachusetts, producing between twenty and thirty titles per year and maintaining an active reprint program. The company is independent (a rarity these days) and its list tends to reflect the individual tastes and interests of its president and founder, David Godine.

Swallows and Amazons

The Swallows and Amazons series is a series of twelve children’s books by English author Arthur Ransome, named a er the title of the first book in the series. The twelve books involve adventures by groups of children almost all during the school holidays and mostly in England but four sailing trips that go outside England, between the two World Wars. The stories revolve around outdoor activities, especially sailing. See the books »

Crime and Puzzlement

Eli P. Harvard was found dead inside his ski lodge, a revolver in his hand and a bullet in his brain. He’d broken up with Sally the night before. Had despondency driven him to suicide? Or had the vengeful Sally done him in? The clues are in the picture; it’s up to you, the closet detective, to find out who killed Harvard and why. See the books »

Catie Copley

Catie Copley has a very special job—she is canine ambassador at a big, beautiful hotel in Boston. She lives with Jim, who also works at the hotel, and spends her days in the lobby, sleeping, greeting people, chasing balls, and sleeping some more. See the books »

The Laurie Lee Trilogy

One of eight children, Laurie Lee was born in 1914, in Slad, Gloucestershire, then a remote corner of England. As his father was absent, the large family – five children from his father’s first marriage and three from his second one – was brought up by his capable mother. “We lived where he had left us; a relic of his provincial youth; a sprawling cumbersome, countrified brood too incongruous to carry with him; and I, for one, scarcely missed him. I was perfectly content in this world of women . . . bullied and tumbled through the hand-to-mouth days, patched or dressed-up, scolded, admired, swept o my feet in sudden passions of kisses, or dumped forgotten among the unwashed pots.” See the books »