Cardboard House Press is a 501c3 organization dedicated to increasing access to Latin American and Spanish literature and art for English and Spanish readers. Based in Phoenix, Arizona and Bloomington, Indiana, with global reach.

Why Cardboard House Press?

The Cardboard House is the first book by Peruvian writer Martín Adán, published in 1928, and it is considered a precursor to the Latin American literary boom. The work covers part of Adán’s life through a critical and ironic look at his surroundings in Lima at the beginning of the 20th Century. The Cardboard House is a small masterpiece that goes beyond literary genres and renews the narrative aesthetic in the avant-garde era.

Our publishing project takes the name of this book as homage to one of the most important literary figures of the 20th Century, and we employ the title’s meaning of breaking the mold and giving literature a new dimension.

Art-Books of Cardboard House Press

For some of our publications, we have an art book hardcover format available. These books are made by hand in community-based workshops using recycled cardboard, marbled paper, stenciling, and hand-sewn binding, with a full color dust jacket illustrated by an artist.


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