Bizarre Gains Monopoly Over Alt-Lit Scene After Starting Its Own Press

March 10, 2015 1 553 Bars, Literature, Local Business

There’s no shortage of Bushwick denizens calling themselves/desiring to be writers. To capitalize on their dreams like some sort of Rumpelstiltskin, Bizarre has started a printing press called simply/vainly Bizarre.

Bizarre's first few published books

Bizarre’s first few published books

Now that they’ve already got a production/limited licensing company under their belt after making a movie about the bar, it’s only natural that book publishing would follow. Guillaume D’Attention, who helmed the film Bizarre, was first incited to create a publishing imprint when his book of erotica, Positions, was rejected by ten local presses in rapid succession.

The stamp on all of D'Attention's submissions

The stamp on all of D’Attention’s submissions

“Why should I be at the mercy of other people’s poor taste when I know I’m the only one in this town who has any?” declared D’Attention. “Everyone can come to me now. I have the power to decide who gets published and who doesn’t, because I’m the only one willing to take the crazy ideas and run with them.” One supposes that’s why the next book they’re releasing is called Boof Buffet. Check it out at the release party this Saturday. Copies are just $175.

Written by Genna Rivieccio



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