Statement about SPD Closure

As many of you have seen, our distributor Small Press Distribution (SPD) abruptly shuttered all operations without notice on March 28th, leaving us and hundreds of other small presses without a distributor overnight. While we’ve long been frustrated with them for their unsustainable business model and unethical labor practices, this is troubling for us as a tiny indie press. We are in the process of locating our inventory from Ingram and PSSC and finding a new distributor.

While this is a difficult time for indie presses, we hope that it will usher in a new era of indie publishing better than the last. We are striving to meet the moment and use this as an opportunity to reconfigure our own internal practices and goals.

We will post here with updates as we figure out new options for bookselling. Please contact us if you are interested in supporting us in any way or consider donating at https://www.givemn.org/organization/Spout-Press

Bookshop is a great resource for supporting local bookstores while ordering our books. Alternatively, you can support independent sellers in Minneapolis at Milkweed Books, Moon Palace Books, or Birchbark Books and Native Arts and in St. Paul at Next Chapter Booksellers or Subtext Books.

Currently, all titles can be ordered directly from Spout Press. For purchase inquiries contact us via email or snail mail:
P.O. Box 581067
Minneapolis, MN 55458-1067