River Boat Books

“Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading.” ― Rainer Maria Rilke, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge

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Why Choose Us?

River Boat Books is a publisher of great literature and was founded in 1996 in St. Paul, MN on the banks of the Mississippi River. We chose the name to honor the indomitable, adventurous spirit of Mark Twain, whose presence lingers not only up and down the Mississippi, but across the landscape of American literature. Our titles reflect both the elegance of a bygone era and an unrelenting passionate commitment to breaking all boundaries and exploring new territory.