Founded in 1994 by Reading artist Peter Hay, Two Rivers Press is an informal, not-for-profit collective which has published over 70 titles. It has been described by Keiren Phelan as “one of the most characterful small presses in the country”.
Strongly rooted in its local community, Two Rivers was the recipient of a Pride of Reading award in 2008 for its contributions to the city's culture, through local groups, including the University and the local Poets' Café.
Two Rivers is interested in new writing from Reading and the Thames Valley, focusing on local poets, local history, and new editions of classic poems, especially those with a Reading connection: for example, Oscar Wilde’s The Ballad of Reading Gaol. Bold illustration and striking design are important elements of its work, which has been featured in exhibitions in local museums. Poets published by Two Rivers include Adrian Blamires, Jane Draycott, A.F. Harrold, Kate Noakes, Peter Robinson and Susan Utting.
Creative entrepreneur Suzanne Stallard describes a Two Rivers book as having "little works of art in your hand".
Two Rivers Press 7 Denmark Road Reading Berks RG1 5PA