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a one-day GIVING event hosted by the community foundation of louisville

Your gift to Sarabande Books goes further thanks to Give Local Louisville, a one-day-only, online philanthropy event. Every donation made through the link below will be increased with proportional match dollars from the Community Foundation of Louisville. Donate between midnight and midnight on October 1, 2015!


Why Support Sarabande Books on October 1?


We Provide an essential platform.

Through the support of our donors, Sarabande Books publishes emerging writers and innovative, groundbreaking projects often overlooked by mainstream commercial publishers. By promoting talented authors and connecting diverse audiences to works of lasting value, we provide an essential service to readers and writers alike. Click below to see our exciting new and forthcoming titles.

We Create Vital Local programming.

Our educational and outreach projects reinforce our mission to connect new audiences with literature. While our web-based Sarabande in Education program serves as a global resource, the majority of our initiatives engage the Louisville community, from our arts education program, Sarabande Writing Labs, to our writing residency in partnership with Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest to our poetry prize for Kentucky undergraduates. Click below to learn more.

We're Growing Faster than ever.

In the past eighteen months, we've seen unprecedented growth in every area. We opened a second office in Brooklyn, added three new staff members to the family, and launched an arts education program that served hundreds of Kentuckians in its first year. We've seen our titles land on best-of-the-year lists at The New York Times Book Review, Time, Salon, Slate, and NPR, and our authors garner awards from the PEN American Center, The Whiting Writers' Award, and The Story Prize. Click below to learn more.

We're about to have our best year yet.

Our biggest and best are still ahead. We can't wait to share what we're planning: our upcoming titles, projects, and partnerships. Now, more than ever, we depend on the support of donors who believe in our mission. If you value what we do, please consider joining the diverse community of readers, writers, and lovers of literature who make our work possible. Click below to see what our donors are making possible today.