Books, books, books!
Items from our Friends and Family
Circus Music by Cirkestra
Hey! Where’s this money going?!
Modern Vaudeville Press is a tiny operation, run by your pal Thom and his pal Kate.
MVP is a mission-driven company. Neither Thom nor Kate takes a cut of the revenue – 100% of the profit goes back into the company.
These two have a dream – to build a platform for unique nonfiction books that drive the conversation about circus forward. Books that make academics raise their eyebrows and melt the hearts of even the stodgiest ivory-tower-dweller.
So what’s the deal with this sale? For one, we just wanted to make something cool happen (and help you out with your holiday shopping)! Also, we have some major expenses coming up next year that need funding. Boy howdy, do we have an ambitious 2020-2021 catalogue planned!
All of the money made through this sale goes from MVP’s coffers and directly into the hands of editors, designers, and authors for upcoming works. We have two extensive biographies of famous performers planned (one brand new, one translation from an obscure German book), two how-to books planned (the result of years of work), an incredible study of ethnic and minority representation in the Victorian circus, and a few other surprises planned. These are important works that need to see the light of day — and we’re humbled that we can help make that happen.
Rest assured that buying holiday gifts from us today… ensures you’ll want to buy holiday gifts from us tomorrow.
A note about packaging
We at MVP take the environment seriously.
Whenever possible, orders will be shipped in recycled or re-used envelopes, packages, and bubble mailers.