Monthly Archives: May 2011

The Letterpress Shakespeare, published by The Folio Society

Far be it from me to write a review of the literary merits of The Bard. There have been plenty of people much more learned than me that have spent their lives doing just that in the almost 400 years … Continue reading

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The Folio Society publishing Voltaire’s Candide

Check out the new limited edition of Candide. Signed by illustrator Quentin Blake and limited to 1000 copies. It looks scrumptious!

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The Tern Press and others at Moe’s in Berkeley

While up in the Bay Area for my daughter’s commencement, I made a lightning visit to Moe’s Books in Berkeley at the start of our long drive home. I briefly checked out one of Tern Press‘ Peter Pan books and … Continue reading

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Pride and Prejudice in the works from the Bowler Press

I noticed on the Bowler Press blog that they are planning a three volume edition of Jane Austen’s novel. Although the illustrator still is to be determined, it sounds like they have enlisted the services of Alanna Simenson to do … Continue reading

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Orlando by Virginia Woolf, published by the Arion Press

Virginia Woolf has been on my “to-read” list for years and years. So it was with great pleasure that I read Orlando in the sumptuous Arion Press edition from 2005. Woolf was one of the foremost lyrical novelists of the … Continue reading

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The Club Dumas by Arturo Pérez-Reverte; Subterranean Press

This was my first novel by Arturo Pérez-Reverte. I do read a lot of Spanish language literature in translation and also (slowly) in the original, so I am always looking for new authors to check out. The tie into Dumas … Continue reading

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Parenthesis #20 from FPBA now out

The Fine Press Book Association has just finished Parenthesis #20 and members should be receiving their copies shortly. Parenthesis is the Association’s journal and deals broadly in fine and private press printing as well as bookbinding, typography, collecting, publishing and … Continue reading

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