About

First To Knock publishes books and records.

First To Knock titles have been featured in outlets such as Los Angeles Review of BooksHermitix, CrimeReadsThe Washington Post, Apocalypse ConfidentialVolupté, Rain Taxi Review of Books, Tulsa World, The Seattle Times, Cinepunx, Aquarium Drunkard, The Rodeo, This LandTulsa Public Radio/NPR, KCRW Los Angeles, and Weird History. Chris Via of Leaf by Leaf has called First To Knock "one of my favorite presses." 

Writer Michael P. Daley formed First To Knock in 2017. The company is based in Michigan City, Indiana. It is independently operated.

First To Knock independently distributes its own titles. First To Knock also distributes books and records by the New York City-based archivist and publisher Boo-Hooray.

First To Knock titles are available on the FTK webshop, or at some some of the finest bookshops in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, Asia, and the United Kingdom. Stockists include:

Arizona

The Heard Museum (Phoenix)

California

Skylight Books (Los Angeles)

The Daily Planet Bookstore (Los Angeles)

Stories Bookstore (Los Angeles)

North Figueroa Bookshop (Los Angeles)

Secret Headquarters (Los Angeles)

Point Reyes Books (Point Reyes Station)

Escapist Comics (Berkeley)

Spectator Books (Oakland)

Dog Eared Books (San Francisco)

Fabulosa Books (San Francisco)

Silver Sprocket (San Francisco)

Florida

Dale Zine (Miami)

Illinois

Quimby's (Chicago)

City Lit (Chicago)

Seminary Co-Op (Chicago)

Shuga Records (Chicago)

First Aid Comics (Chicago)

Indiana

Static Age Records (Michigan City)

Kentucky

Indie Northern Kentucky (Bellevue)

Conveyor Belt Books (Covington)

Maryland

Atomic Books (Baltimore)

Third Eye Comics (Annapolis)

Michigan

A Novel Concept (Lansing)

The Book Beat (Oak Park)

Vault of Midnight (Ann Arbor)

Booksweet (Ann Arbor)

Paper Mill (Manistique)

New York

Mast Books (New York City)

Topos Bookstore (Ridgewood, Queens)

Spoonbill Books (Brooklyn)

North Carolina

Malaprop's (Asheville)

Oklahoma

Magic City Books (Tulsa)

The Gilcrease Museum (Tulsa)

Oregon

Revolutions Bookshop (Portland)

Pennsylvania

50 Watts Books (Philadelphia/Online)

Wooden Shoe Books (Philadelphia)

Partners and Son (Philadelphia)

Fungus Books (Pittsburgh)

Apport Used Books (Allentown)

Rhode Island

Riffraff (Providence)

Twenty Stories (Providence)

Texas

Alienated Majesty (Austin)

Virginia

Small Friends Records & Books (Richmond)

Washington

Apparition Books (Renton)

Left Bank Books (Seattle)

Wisconsin

A Room of One's Own (Madison)

Australia

The Dragonfly Rose Bookshop (Sydney)

Metropolis Bookshop (Melbourne)

Belgium

Librebook (Brussels)

Canada

The Beguiling (Toronto)

The Printed Word (Dundas)

France

After 8 Books (Paris)

La Manoeuvre (Paris)

Germany

Zabriskie Buchladen (Berlin)

Greece

Hyper Hypo (Athens)

Singapore

Basheer Graphic Books

Spain

Modern Life Fun (Barcelona)

Sweden

Très Bien (Malmö)

United Kingdom

Hill of Dust Books (Leeds)

Errant Books (UK/Online)

Donlon Books (London)

Dash the Henge (London)

Artwords Bookshop (London)

The Horse Hospital (London)

Institute of Contemporary Arts (London)

The Jewish Museum (London)

Très Bien (London)

Unitom (Manchester)

Rare Mags (Stockport)