Our Mission

The mission of Coffee House Press is to publish exciting, vital, and enduring authors of our time; to delight and inspire readers; to contribute to the cultural life of our community; and to enrich our literary heritage. By building on the best traditions of publishing and the book arts, we produce books that celebrate imagination, innovation in the craft of writing, and the many authentic voices of the American experience.

Help Support Good Books

The Publisher’s Circle is an exclusive group recognizing those individuals who make significant contributions to Coffee House Press’s annual giving campaign. Understanding that a strong financial base is necessary for the press to meet the challenges and opportunities that arise each year, this group plays a crucial part in the success of our mission.

“Coffee House Press believes that American literature should be as diverse as America itself.  Known for consistently championing authors whose work challenges cultural and aesthetic norms, we believe their books deserve space in the marketplace of ideas. Publishing literature has never been an easy business, and publishing literature that truly takes risks is a cause we believe is worthy of our significant support. We ask you to join us today in helping to ensure the future of Coffee House Press.”

— The Publisher’s Circle Members of Coffee House Press

BRONZE, $1,000–$2,499

  • Special Publisher’s Circle communications
  • Recognition in Publisher’s Circle materials
  • Recognition on CHP’s website
  • Recognition in the donor acknowledgments of each CHP book
  • 15% discount on all CHP book purchases
  • Recognition in seasonal CHP catalogs
  • Complimentary copies of CHP books

SILVER, $2,500–$4,999

  • All previous benefits
  • Behind-the-scenes tour of the CHP offices
  • Invitations to exclusive Publisher’s Circle events with CHP’s publisher and authors

GOLD, $5,000–$9,999

  • All previous benefits
  • Special invitations to intimate gatherings with CHP’s publisher and authors
  • Opportunity to host a private event with CHP’s publisher and authors
  • Personal book club visit by CHP’s publisher or one of our authors

PLATINUM, $10,000 and above

  • All previous benefits
  • Invitations to join CHP’s publisher, authors, and staff at local and national award events
  • Private season preview with CHP’s publisher and staff for a group of your choosing
  • Additional customizable benefits are available