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Sightings at the Antiquarian Book Fair in Pasadena

I had the sometimes bittersweet pleasure of strolling through the 47th California International Antiquarian Book Fair this past weekend in Pasadena. What an experience for a book lover. There’s something for everyone there, from comic books to a first edition … Continue reading

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Good life lessons from a couple of Barbarians…

Check out this interview with Jan And Crispin of the Barbarian Press. Makes me want to drop by the press, put on some jazz and tea, and talk books and presswork into the night. Wonderful!

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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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A funny thing happened during our recent tour of Arion Press…

I’m a lover of books (obviously). And it all rubbed of on my daughter in a wonderful, make a dad proud sort of way. We discuss books, we haunt used bookstores together, we taunt each other when we find a … Continue reading

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The craft of bookmaking vs. “Book Arts”

There is a great editorial on this subject by Crispin Elsted of The Barbarian Press on their website. I always find Crispin’s knowledge and opinions on bookmaking and literature so entertaining and informative. Check it out here. (scroll down through … Continue reading

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One Voice Raised!

Although it’s  out of the usual scope of The Whole Book Experience, I can’t help but put a shout out to my brave cousin Jennifer and the publishing of her book describing her 20 year path to justice after her … Continue reading

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A Nice Shelf of Shakespeare

While dusting the library (a continuous, constant process, I’m afraid), I pulled some of the Folio  Society Letterpress Shakespeare editions from their solander boxes to display them for a few days on the shelf. There’s also the Barbarian Press Pericles … Continue reading

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