img_2560In the thickening gloom, a small ray of light — or two, actually. Three thousand, six hundred and twenty-six pounds of books landed at our warehouse this week. Brand-new copies of Edward McClelland’s analysis of Midwestern accents and argot, How to Speak Midwestern; read an excerpt here. Also on the truck? Right Here, Right Now: The Buffalo Anthology, the latest in our series of city-based collections, featuring an array of distinguished contributors including Wolf Blitzer and Margaret Sullivan.

img_2561Belt publishes books by, for, and about the industrial Midwest. From Akron and Cleveland to Detroit, Pittsburgh, and beyond, our writers live and work in the communities they cover, providing invaluable perspective on this critically overlooked region. Are you curious about the Rust Belt? Go here to learn more about our titles, or see our online store.