Polarity Ensemble Books


The Book Cellar in Lincoln Square (4736 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago) hosted a book launch event at 7pm March 22nd and sold out every copy of the book! Author Richard Engling read from GIVE MY REGARDS TO NOWHERE and signed copies. The Book Cellar not only offers a great selection of books, they have a nice array of beers, wines and delicious coffees and teas, and they plan to restock the book immediately. The Book Cellar.


Polarity Ensemble Books began its life in 2006 as the publishing arm of Polarity Ensemble Theatre, publishing works by Darren Callahan, Richard Engling, and Fern Chertkow. While the theatre ceased operations in 2018, Polarity Ensemble Books has returned to life as a small press dedicated to the work of a collective of independent authors. Sign up for our newsletter to stay informed.

Give My Regards to Nowhere: A Director's Tale

As our first new work in this company reboot, Richard Engling's latest novel, Give My Regards to Nowhere: A Director's Tale, will be coming out March 22, 2023. It's a comic novel of love, lust, and life-threatening electrical shocks set in the Chicago storefront theatre scene, and you can read it before it comes out. Go to Book Funnel for a free Advance Reader Copy. You must willing to write a review (long or short) and upload it to Amazon on or shortly after the release date.

Body Mortgage is back

We have released a revised edition of Richard Engling's dystopian detective thriller Body Mortgage. It was originally published by Penguin Books USA under the Onyx imprint and by Headline in the UK. Available in Kindle or paperback.

Visions of Anna continues to win fans!

Chicago's NewCity Lit called Visions of Anna "transcendent...charmed" Find out more!

Visions of Anna

Visions of Anna

Body Mortgage

She Plays in Darkness

The White Airplane

Antigone and Macbeth: Adaptations for a War-Torn Time

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