Found in Translation
This Christmas, why don't you get your hands on something dangerous?
Like a translated book.
It is often said that only 3% of the books published in the United States every year were originally written in another language--almost making a translated book an illegal substance.
Are we taking that argument too far? Perhaps, but here's something you can't deny: getting exciting foreign literature shouldn't be that hard.
Enter Restless Books, an independent publishing house that is printing beautiful editions of titles like A Planet for Rent by science fiction Cuban writer Yoss, the autobiography of jazz master Paquito D'Rivera (Letters to Yeyito), and Juan Villoro's incomparable collection of essays on soccer God Is Round.
They have even created a readers club, that sends you one of their titles per month and gives youu special discounts.
Getting dangerous stuff has rarely been this easy.
LOGISTICS: Restless Books' Readers Club, subscribe here