Two Dollar Radio, an independent, family-run book publisher and film production business, has found permanent, 3,000-square-foot office space at 1124 Parsons Ave.

Eric Obenauf and his wife, Eliza Wood-Obenauf, and their financial partner, Brett Gregory, said they plan to open the business in September.

"For us, what I'm really excited about is we've been successful but remain true to what we always set out to do," Obenauf said.

"That is important to us going forward -- remain true to that."

In business since 2005, the company has never had a permanent address, he said.

The new space will include a retail store and a cafe, complete with alcohol and coffee.

"I think right now in this day and age ... it's been referred to the golden age of indie publishing in the U.S.," he said.

"And a big reason for that is the corporate publishers have become so homogenized. They have created this fertile landscape for independent publishers to find really quality work and create an identity that's distinctive."

Two Dollar Radio's tagline is "Books too loud to ignore," Obenauf said.

"We characterize what we do is bold literary fiction," he said.

Since its founding, the company has signed 50 authors, among whom is Melanie Finn, who wrote the novel "The Gloaming," which made the New York Times' 100 notable books of 2016.

Another example of Two Dollar's edgy tomes is "They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us," by Columbus writer Hanif Abdurraqib. The book will be out in November.

Two Dollar Radio also has produced two movies on shoestring budgets: "I'm Not Patrick," followed by "The Removals" -- both screened at the Wexner Center for the Arts and released on video-on-demand.

Wood-Obenauf said the company has a "solid vision behind what we do."

"Everything we've done has been organic and natural; all of our growth has been baby steps growing on top of each other," she said.

Eric Obenauf said he settled on the company's name after a night of bartending in San Diego, when he kept trying to avoid an older, inebriated gentleman.

"He said, 'Don't mind me. I make more noise than a two-dollar radio,' " Obenauf said.

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