Ugly Duckling Presse

UDP has partnered with more independent bookstores, which have standing orders to receive all our publications. Please visit them! (And if you know of a store we should approach about being a partner, drop us a line.)

  • Ada Books

    Providence, RI

    This little shop accommodates thousands of big ideas.

  • Ark Books

    Copenhagen, Denmark

    A tiny shop filled with the best stories you’ve never heard

  • Atlantis Books

    Santorini, Greece

    Fine international literature and a haven for readers and writers in Santorini, Greece

  • Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop

    Brooklyn, NY

    NYC’s only all poetry bookstore, family run and devoted to chapbooks.

  • Bird and Beckett Books

    San Francisco, CA

    Books and records, live music twice weekly, regular readings, and more…

  • Boneshaker Books

    Minneapolis, MN

    A new volunteer-run bookstore and collective.

  • Book Culture

    New York, NY

    Art, science, fiction, and children’s books on NYC’s Upper West Side.

  • Books and Bookshelves

    San Francisco, CA

    1000s of wonderful books from new bestsellers to old favorites.

  • Brazos Bookstore

    Houston, Texas

    Houston's Premier Independent Bookseller Since 1974

  • Bridge Street Books

    Washington, D.C.

    Specializes in Politics, Poetry, Philosophy, and Cultural Studies.

  • Build Coffee

    Chicago, IL

    Build Coffee is a coffee shop and bookstore in the Experimental Station on the South Side of Chicago.


    Delhi, NY

    A mixed-use storefront space dedicated to visual and book arts, (agri)culture, and community dialogue.

  • City of Asylum

    Pittsburgh, PA

    City of Asylum Books specializes in works in translation and world literature.

  • Community Bookstore

    Brooklyn, NY

    Park Slope's independent bookstore since 1971.

  • Counterpath

    Denver, CO

    Independent publisher, bookstore, and performance space.


    Nanuet, NY

    A writers' space featuring salons, readings and a curated bookstore.

  • E.M Wolfman

    Oakland, CA

    A tiny used bookstore & gallery in the belly of downtown Oakland.

  • Gowanus Souvenir Shop

    Brooklyn, NY

    This shop features a rotating collection of objects with a conceptual twist.

  • Green Apple Books

    San Francisco, CA

    A classic independent store with used and new books.

  • Greenlight Bookstore

    Brooklyn, NY

    An independent bookstore in the heart of Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

  • Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Cafe

    Boulder, CO

    Relaxed shop featuring poetry books, coffee & baked goods plus events.

  • Joseph Fox Bookshop

    Philadelphia, PA

    Philadelphia's oldest independent bookshop, since 1951.

  • Knife | Fork | Book

    Toronto, ON, Canada

    Poetry well served at Rick’s Cafe in Kensington Market, Toronto.

  • Liberty Rock Books

    Hobart, NY

    A bookstore that stocks award winning titles along with used and scarce books.

  • Libreria Mi Casa

    Buenos Aires, Argentina

    An online bookstore which is at a private home. Amelia, the cat, sells contemporary Latino-American poetry and prose.

  • Malaprops

    Asheville, NC

    A bookstore and cafe selling books on a variety of subjects.

  • Malvern Books

    Austin, TX

    Specializing in literature from small presses and indie publishers.

  • McNally Jackson

    New York, NY

    Independent bookstore and cafe with a vibrant event schedule.

  • Moe's Books

    Berkeley, CA

    A used bookstore with a large selection of titles.

  • Mount Analogue

    Seattle, WA

    Mount Analogue is an interdisciplinary publishing project, a small press book shop, and a gallery / community space.

  • Normals Bookstore

    Baltimore, MD

    This “One Stop Cultural Hub” sells the obscure to the indispensable.

  • Open Books

    Seattle, WA

    Open Books, Seattle's poetry-only bookstore, is a 500-square-foot shop brimming with more than 10,000 new, used, and out-of-print books.

  • Pages Books

    Calgary, Alberta

    Located in the heart of Calgary's caffeine-crazed Kensington district, Pages Books offers reprieve and a curated selection of new and used books.

  • Passages Bookshop

    Portland, OR

    Passages stocks fine, rare, & unusual books & graphic art, specializing in poetry, literature, art, & artist's books, with frequent readings & changing exhibitions.

  • Powell's Books

    Portland, OR

    A bookstore selling used and new titles on a variety of subjects.

  • Shakespeare and Company

    Paris, France

    Specializes in English-language literature and hosts reading.

  • Skylight Books

    Los Angeles, CA

    Skylight Books is a general bookstore serving historic Los Angeles neighborhoods.

  • St. George's

    Berlin, Germany

    An independent bookstore with a range of fiction, poetry and theory.

  • Talking Leaves Books

    Buffalo, NY

    For 30 years offering a distinctive and unusual selection of books.

  • Terrace Books

    Brooklyn, NY

    A neighborhood bookstore in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn.

  • Trinosophes

    Detroit, MI

    A young, gifted and brick building in the magic city of sound.

  • Unnameable Books

    Brooklyn, NY

    Independent bookstore selling new and used titles.

  • Woodland Pattern

    Milwaukee, WI

    Specializes in books from small and independent presses.