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Happenings at Seven Stories Press

December 02

Back in the spring of 2016, an intrepid ACLU voting rights expert in California named Lori Shellenberger was able to help inform state legislators of the dangers of a new computer program against voter fraud called Interstate Crosscheck. The program claimed to identify people who were voting in more than one state. What it really did was remove hundreds of thousands of mostly minority voters from the rolls.

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November 28

by Paul Krassner

August 3rd, 2016 marked the 50th anniversary of groundbreaking comedian Lenny Bruce’s death from an overdose of morphine, while his New York obscenity conviction at Café Au Go Go was still on appeal. On that same day he received a foreclosure notice at his Los Angeles home.
But it wasn’t a suicide. In the kitchen, a kettle of water was still boiling, and in his office, the electric typewriter was still humming. He had stopped typing in mid-word: “Conspiracy to interfere with the 4th Amendment const”…constitutes what, I wondered.

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November 21

Our 2016–2017 academic catalog is here. Download the pdf, and send us an email at for any questions, comments, or desk or examination copy requests! The catalog's introductory letter to educators can be found below.

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November 18

Well, as one might guess, a lot of books.

But somewhere nestled among big names like Colson Whitehead, Michael Chabon, Teju Cole, and Proust, there's the little book that could . . .

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November 18


Just about everyone loves Cory Silverberg and Fiona Smyth's Sex is a Funnny Word, the follow-up to their acclaimed (and enlightening) book for 3–7-year-olds, What Makes a Baby? Now we can add the Canadian Children's Book Centre to the list of Silverberg and Smyth's fans. They've awarded Sex is a Funny Word the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction.

Congrats to Cory and Fiona! We couldn’t be prouder.