Book Publisher Melville House Plans Move To 145 Plymouth Street

145 Plymouth Street (at Pearl Street)

According to a Publisher’s Weekly article, independent book publisher Melville House is moving to 145 Plymouth Street in Dumbo Brooklyn where it will house not only the publisher’s offices, but a bookstore and event space. They join the other independent publisher with retail space, PowerHouse Books in Dumbo. According to the article, “Melville plans to host readings, panel discussions, and book events for their own authors and other indie presses. To begin with, the bookstore will only sell Melville titles, but Johnson said they may stock other publishers’ books in conjunction with events in the future.” Dennis Loy Johnson runs the press with his wife Valerie Merians.

Two Trees confirmed that they have signed a lease for the 1,983 square ft space in the space on the corner of Pearl and Plymouth Street also known as the 20 Jay Street building. This is the last of the retail spaces in 20 Jay, which includes GalleryQB, Zakka, Cheeky Dog, Neighborhoodies, and Aswoon/Susan Woods.

{Melville House Moves to Brooklyn, Publisher’s Weekly}