“innovative books to touch” (tagesspiegel)

hochroth is a publishing collective with six independent locations dedicated to the publication of poetry. The focus is on intensive cooperation with the authors and translators, high-quality book design, participation in contemporary literary life and international exchange.

hochroth was founded in 2008 by Marco Beckendorf in Berlin. In the years that followed, the programmatically independent locations in Bielefeld, Heidelberg, Leipzig, Munich and Wiesenburg emerged. In the meantime, locations in Budapest, Paris, Riga, Tübingen and Vienna were also active.

hochroth books are manufactory-manufactured, numbered one-offs and appear in a uniform, bibliophilic design. The edition will be adjusted according to demand. In this way, we can also dare to take on high-quality literary projects with uncertain sales prospects or implement local campaigns with partners. Among other things, this is how »Poetry Bookstore« came about, which has been held annually as part of the Leipzig Book Fair since 2008 and is a reading venue and showroom for poetry publishers from all over the German-speaking world.

hochroth discovers new voices, realizes ambitious literary projects and makes unknown and forgotten authors (again) readable.

The following are currently active in the network: Christoph Beck, Marco Beckendorf, Clemens Böckmann, Ulrike Feibig, Giorgio Ferretti, Geraldine Gutierrez-Wienken, Tim Holland, Paul Jeute, Vera Kurlenina, Martina Lisa, Maria Marggraf, Tristan Marquardt, Chris Michalski, Hannes Munzinger and Florian Polkowski, Vera and Dmitri.