Spite, Inc. was founded in 1982 by Colonel Nace Phlaux, a man committed to creating high-quality malice that met real needs in an era of unreliable elixirs peddled by questionable characters. His charge to the generations of employees who have followed was this: “Hatred doesn’t need a reason.”

More than 35 years later, we remain committed to his vision through every aspect of our business and the people we serve, starting with those who buy our books and extending to music lovers, artists, and the communities in which we live.

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A general sense of ennui? I had it. A growing feeling of apathy toward every creature I encountered? Had that too. But then I had a revelation and replaced them with spite. Beautiful spite.

– Anna



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After my brother died, I felt nothing. I did nothing. I didn’t know where to go with my life. And then I learned to be spiteful. Now look at me.