Partnership Established Between Melville House and Rough Trade

By Maryann Yin 

Melville HouseIndie publishing house Melville House and British music company Rough Trade have formed a new corporate partnership. According to the terms of this new agreement, one section of the Rough Trade NYC store will be dedicated to stocking Melville House-related products.

Some of the items that will be put on sale include front list books, backlist titles, and other merchandise. The shop will also host monthly book club meetings, author appearances, writer talks, and book of the month promotions.

Melville House co-founder Dennis Johnson gave this statement in the press release: “Since the height of the punk era, Rough Trade has been a shining model of how to outwit conglomerate culture—which is, to stay true to your mission to support independent art-making, no matter where it takes you. We’re thrilled to join forces with such a visionary band of renegades.”