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      Our Previous Books

      Round Mountain
      by Castle Freeman Jr.
      Available as an ebook
      from the Concord ePress

      A Handbook of
      American Prayer

      by Lucius Shepard

       

      Rut by Scott Phillips
      Now available as an ebook
      from the Concord ePress.

      IOU: New Writing on Money 
      edited by Ron Slate

      The Next Queen of Heaven
      by Gregory Maguire
      New edition out
      from
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      Push Comes to Shove
      by Wesley Brown
      Now available as an ebook

      from the Concord ePress

      Give and Take
      by Stona Fitch
      Now out from
      Thomas Dunne Books
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      In addition to worldwide requests on our website, our books are also distributed—for free, of course—through a network of great independent bookstores. So check out these wonderful stores. If you stop by one to get your Concord Free Press book, we hope you’ll actually buy another book or two. Bookstores like that. And so do we.

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      Update: Copies of The Rockaways went to the stores in November, and they are probably out. Feel free to simply request a copy directly. Note that the museums listed below only distribute our photo/art books.  Zig Zag Wanderer is available via our site now, and will hit the stores in late March. If your bookstore is interested in joining our network, just email us at hello@concordfreepress.com.

      Arizona
      The Poisoned Pen
      4014 Goldwater Blvd.
      Scottsdale, AZ  85251

      Changing Hands Bookstore
      6428 S. McClintock Drive
      Tempe, AZ 85283

      California
      Museum of Photographic Arts
      1649 El Prado
      San Diego, CA  92101

      Dark Carnival Bookstore
      3086 Claremont Ave.
      Berkeley, CA  94549

      Colorado
      Tattered Cover Book Store
      2526 E. Colfax Ave.
      Denver, Colorado  80206

      Explore Books
      221 East Main Street
      Aspen, CO  81611 

      Connecticut
      Bank Square Books
      53 West Main Street
      Mystic, CT   06355

      R J Julia
      768 Boston Post Road
      Madison, Connecticut 06443

      Illinois
      Seminary Co-op Bookstore
      5757 South University Avenue
      Chicago, IL 60637

      57th Street Books
      1301 East 57th Street
      Chicago, IL 60637

      The Newberry Library Bookstore
      60 West Walton
      Chicago, IL 60610 

      Iowa
      Prairie Lights Books
      5 South Dubuque St.
      Iowa City, IA  52240 

      Kansas
      Watermark Books
      4701 E. Douglas
      Wichita, KS   67218 

      Kentucky
      Carmichael's Bookstore
      1295 Bardstown Road
      Louisville, KY  40204

      Maine
      Longfellow Books
      One Monument Way
      Portland, Maine 04101

      Maryland
      The Ivy Bookshop
      6080 Falls Road
      Baltimore, MD  21209

      Massachusetts
      The Institute of Contemporary Art

      100 Northern Avenue
      Boston, MA  02210

      The Museum of Fine Arts
      Avenue of the Arts
      465 Huntington Ave.
      Boston, MA  02115

      Concord Bookshop
      65 Main Street
      Concord, MA 01742

      Brookline Booksmith
      279 Harvard Street
      Brookline, MA  02446-2908

      Back Pages Books
      289 Moody Street
      Waltham, MA 02453

      Porter Square Books
      25 White Street
      Cambridge MA 02140

      Harvard Book Store
      1256 Massachusetts Ave.
      Cambridge, MA  02138

      Newtonville Books
      10 Langley Rd.
      Newton, MA 02459

      Montague Bookmill
      440 Greenfield Road
      Montague, MA 01351

      Amherst Books

      8 Main Street
      Amherst, MA 01002

      Andover Bookstore

      89 Main Street
      Andover MA 01810

      Water Street Books
      26 Water Street
      Williamstown, MA  01267 

      Manchester By the Book
      27 Union Street
      Manchester, MA 01944

      Missouri

      Subterranean Books
      6275 Delmar
      St. Louis MO 63130

      Left Bank Books
      321 N. Tenth Street
      St. Louis, MO  63101

      Left Bank Books
      399 N. Euclid
      St. Louis, MO  63108

      New Jersey
      Labyrinth Books
      122 Nassau Street
      Princeton, NJ 08542 

      New Hampshire
      Water Street Bookstore
      125 Water Street
      Exeter, NH 03833

      Gibson’s Bookstore

      27 South Main Street
      Concord, New Hampshire 03301

      New York
      McNally Jackson

      52 Prince Street
      New York City, NY  10012

      Three Lives & Co.
      154 West 10th Street
      New York City, NY 10014

      Aperture
      547 West 27t St. - 4th Floor
      New York, NY  10001

      Green in BKLYN
      432 Myrtle Ave.
      Brooklyn, NY  11205 

      International Center of Photography
      1133 Ave. of the Americas
      New York, NY  10036

      George Eastman House
      900 East Ave.
      Rochester, NY  14607

      Oblong Books & Music
      6422 Montgomery St
      Rhinebeck NY 12572

      The Golden Notebook
      29 Tinker Street
      Woodstock, NY 12498

      Northshire Bookstore
      424 Broadway
      Saratoga Springs, NY  12866 

      Chatham Bookstore
      27 Main Street
      Chatham, NY 12037

      Berkshire Books
      2 Park Row
      Chatham, NY 12037

      The Three Arts
      3 Collegeview Avenue
      Poughkeepsie, NY  12603

      The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza
      1475 Western Avenue
      Albany, NY  12203

      North Carolina
      Quail Ridge Books
      3522 Wade Avenue
      Raleigh, NY  270607

      Ohio
      The BookShelf
      7754 Camargo Road
      Madeira, Ohio 45243

      Pennsylvania
      Penn Book Center
      130 S. 34th Street
      Philadelphia, PA  19104

      Farley's Bookshop
      44 South Main Street
      New Hope, PA  18938

      Rhode Island
      Books on the Square
      471 Angell Street
      Providence, RI 02906 

      Tennessee
      Parnassus Books
      3900 Hillsboro Pike
      Nashville, TN  37215  

      Texas
      Murder by the Book
      2342 Bissonnet St.
      Houston, TX  77005 

      Vermont
      Northshire Bookstore
      4869 Main St.
      Manchester Center, VT 05255

      Bear Pond Books
      77 Main Street
      Montpelier, VT 05602

      Seasoned Books
      30 N Main St
      Rochester, VT 05767

      Brown Dog Books
      22 Commerce Street
      Hindsburg, VT  05461

      Everyone's Books
      25 Elliot St.
      Brattleboro, VT   05301

      Bartleby's Books
      17 W. Main Street
      Wilmington, VT  05363

      The Vermont Book Shop
      38 Main Street
      Middlebury, VT  05753

      Washington
      Village Books
      1200 11th Street
      Bellingham, WA  98225

      Edmonds Bookshop
      111 5th Avenue South
      Edmonds, WA  98020

      Wisconsin
      BayShore Books
      302 Collins Avenue
      Oconto, WI   54153


      Canada

      Pulpfiction Books
      2422 Main Street
      Vancouver, BC