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Barbarian Press News Update excerpt

I took this from a recent Press News Update from the Barbarian Press. I just love it. In a recent note to our subscribers, Jan expressed our mutual conviction that well-made books are essential to people who are true readers. … Continue reading

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Book Fair Heaven in San Francisco

Today I’m headed to the 46th California International Antiquarian Book Fair after hitting the CODEX International Book Fair 2013 last weekend. San Francisco is such a great city for the book, printing, and the book arts. I’ll try to post … Continue reading

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Upcoming Limited Editions Club reviews

Why are so many of the books I love so long and involved? I’m currently working my way through the Limited Editions Club 1954 edition of Marcel Proust’s Swann’s Way. So look for a review of that as soon as … Continue reading

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My Barbarian Press Pericles is on the way!

I just got notice that my Pericles has shipped and is waiting for me at the post office. Stay tuned for a review of this long awaited book from the Barbarian Press. It has had a interesting journey from concept … Continue reading

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The Getty Apocalypse by the Folio Society

The Folio Society continues to release facsimiles of important medieval illustrated manuscripts with their latest limited edition, the Getty Apocalypse. Limited to 1000 copies with delivery to start this month.

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Arion Press releases The Sundial by Shirley Jackson

The first book for 2011 from Arion Press is now available to subscribers and via their website. It looks like the next book released will be A Delicate Balance, a play be Edward Albee illustrated by Tom Holland. That will … Continue reading

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Folio Society Candide…OOP

Amazingly, the entire limitation of 1000 for the Folio Society’s new edition of Candide has sold out in less than a month. It looks beautiful and is signed by Quentin Blake. I’m not even sure that any of these have … Continue reading

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Hello readers (and collectors) of fine press books!

Welcome to The Whole Book Experience. This blog is dedicated to fine press books and my intent is to cover all topics of interest to the people who read and collect them. I love to read. I read voraciously in … Continue reading

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