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6 Fishkill Avenue
Cold Spring, NY, 10516
United States


We publish four cutting edge books per year in music, culture, and art, in beautifully produced volumes at reasonable prices.


We publish four beautifully produced books per year in music, culture, and art, representing cutting edge thinking, often on themes that fall between the cracks of the usual disciplines and categories.  

David Rothenberg, publisher

Evan Eisenberg, editor-in-chief

Martin Pedanik, designer

Umru Rothenberg, webmaster


Terra Nova began as a literary magazine with an environmental bent in 1995, and was published by MIT Press for three years and founded by David Rothenberg. In 1999 it evolved into an annual book series from MIT, and these volumes were published: The New Earth ReaderWriting on WaterWriting on AirWriting the World, and Writing the Future.  After 2003 the series fell by the wayside but now, in 2018, David Rothenberg, now distinguished professor of philosophy and music at NJIT, is relaunching the imprint as a series of books on the subjects of music, culture, nature, and wherever their interests may take them.

Rothenberg is publisher for the new enterprise, and the editor-in-chief is Evan Eisenberg, author of The Recording Angel and The Ecology of Eden. The books are designed by Martin Pedanik of, and be printed in high quality flexibound form at a very reasonable price on acid free paper in Estonia by Tallinn Book Printers, and sent from there all over the world by our friends at MIT Press.

We seek exploratory works of high quality on the subjects of music, art, nature, and culture, fiction or nonfiction, projects of merit that might fall between the cracks in the lists of more established publishers. Note… we can only afford to publish very few works per year.