Contemporary Small Press

Two Rivers Press


Two Rivers Press publishes poetry (classic and contemporary), local interest (about Reading’s people, history, places and culture), and art (wildlife and botanical) books. We celebrated our 25th Anniversary in 2019.

Reading’s two rivers – the Thames and the Kennet – give the Press its name:  Their confluence, at the Kennetmouth, is a place of meeting. And as its name suggests, Two Rivers Press celebrates the confluence of visual art with the written word. Working with local artists and photographers, poets and writers, we make bold illustration and striking design important elements of our work which, combined with quality writing and close attention to detail in their production, instill in our publications a deep sense of pride.

Two and a half decades of publishing and well over 100 titles since its inception, Two Rivers Press continues to champion Reading – its rebels and its traditionalists; the beauty of its rivers and the heritage of its industry; its art, poetry and history. And deep roots in the community give the Press vitality to branch out well beyond the boundaries of the Thames Valley. The poetry list now features nationally acclaimed poets; the local interest list features books about the Vale of the White Horse and Octavia Hill, founder of the National Trust; and our art books are from award-winning artists all over the country.