About See Sharp PressChaz Bufe founded See Sharp Press in 1984 with publication of his first book, An Understandable Guide to Music Theory (now in its third edition and sixth printing). In 1985, See Sharp Press began publishing pamphlets with Bufe's Listen Anarchist! (now in its fifth printing). Since then, See Sharp has published over 50 books and approximately 50 pamphlets.
See Sharp Press is a cause-driven small press. Our mission is to make available radical books and e-books in the standard commercial outlets, especially books in the areas of anarchism and atheism. We want to live in a free, sane (that is, in part, religion-free) world, and feel that this is the best contribution we can make toward that goal.
We publish books, pamphlets, and e-books in other areas for three reasons: 1) We have some expertise in those areas; 2) We feel that the materials we publish in them are inherently worthwhile; 3) They help to support publication of anarchist and other political books that often do not pay their own way.
Our primary book publishing niches are music instruction and reference, anarchism, atheism, science fiction, psychology, and modern (non-12-step) alcohol/drug abuse self-help. In recent years we've been focusing almost exclusively on music, anarchist, atheist, and science fiction titles. Authors of See Sharp Press books are as diverse as Stanton Peele, Bart Hopkin, Chris Edwards, Friedrich Nietzsche, H.L. Mencken, and Upton Sinclair.
See Sharp's pamphlets are all on anarchism, atheism, and near-related topics. Between 1985 and 2009 we published dozens of anarchist and atheist pamphlets by authors such as Joseph McCabe, Luigi Fabbri, Voltairine de Cleyre, Sebastien Faure, E. Haldeman-Julius, Brian Sheppard, David Irish, Marquis de Sade, Earl Lee, Sam Dolgoff, Emma Goldman, and the ever-popular Anonymous.
Over the last two decades, pamphlet sales have fallen steeply, so we've stopped publishing new pamphlets and have turned instead to publishing short-form (under 25,000-word) works in low-cost e-book format. Our first e-book only title, May the Farce be with You, by Pamela Sutter, appeared in April 2015.
For free examples of our publications, see texts on line, which contains links to both the complete texts of many See Sharp books and pamphlets and excerpts from a number more. We add both excerpts and complete pamphlets to our on-line collection occasionally, so check back when you have the time to see what's new.
You can find independent evaluations of many of See Sharp's books and pamphlets on the reviews page.