I’ve seen various smaller publishers who specialize in literature in translation offer subscriptions over the years, but this is the first time I’ve seen an actual bookstore do so. Book Culture, an independent bookstore based in Morningside Heights with a branch on Columbus Ave., has just announced a handful of new subscription plans, and one of them is specifically for literature in translation, to be presented in a selection containing both new and classic works curated by Book Culture staff member Cari Kilbride. To me, it sounds like a great idea. You can sign up for quarterly, bi-monthly, or monthly subscriptions to be delivered to you by mail, with a deeper discount level at each tier. More information here.
And if you’d like to go right to the cutting-edge source (the publishers bringing you these works), some translation-centric publishing houses that offer significantly-discounted subscription packages of their own include Archipelago, New Vessel Press, Action Books, New Directions, Two Lines Press, Readux Books, Open Letter, and Ugly Duckling.