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News at the speed of a hand press

CODEX 2017: Notes from Book Heaven

I’ve just wrapped up another wonderful visit to the CODEX Book Fair and the amazing city of San Francisco/Richmond that hosts it every two years. For those of you who have not been but share a love for the hand-made … Continue reading

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In Memory of David Johnston

It is with great sadness that I honor the memory of David Johnston of the Prototype Press, who passed away suddenly last month. Your energy, enthusiasm, and love of books and printing will be missed. Rest in Peace, my friend.

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Save the Mills College Book Arts Program!

Please check out this link to learn more about this amazing program that is being threatened by shortsighted college administrators. If you are a regular reader here, you will know how rare programs like the Mills College Book Arts are. … Continue reading

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Where have I been? Blame it on tea…

I take pleasure in tea, appreciating it with my spirit and therefore cannot explain why. ~Sen Joo Ah, yes. I’m very behind on my book reviews because I  have been very deep in my cups. Cups of tea, that is. … Continue reading

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Barbarian Press: The Curwen Project

Let me start by stating unequivocately that I love this press. Not only are the books from the Barbarian Press a source of wonder to me but the proprietors, Jan and Crispin, are simply delightful people that embody the “love … Continue reading

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Notes from CODEX V International Book Fair and Symposium

CODEX V, the fifth biennial international CODEX Book Fair and Symposium, was the primary reason for my recent trip to San Francisco. In the words of Director Peter Koch, and confirmed by everyone I have ever talked to about being … Continue reading

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Notes from the 48th California International Antiquarian Book Fair

I’ve just returned from a book weekend in the San Francisco Bay Area where I was able to spend a day at both the 48th California International Antiquarian Book Fair and the CODEX Book Fair.

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Hugo’s Toilers of the Sea; Published by the Folio Society

Pre-order information just went up on The Folio Society site for this exciting edition of Victor Hugo’s novel of the sea. This is the first edition that has all of Hugo’s own illustrations incorporated as they apparently were in his … Continue reading

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Whitman’s Leaves of Grass; To be published by the Arion Press!!!

I love Whitman. Love, love, love, Whitman. I am so happy to hear that the 100th publication of the Arion Press will be Leaves of Grass.

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Arion Press Animal Farm is shipping!

I’m looking forward to reading and reviewing this classic masterpiece by George Orwell. Great to see it given the fine press treatment and more good stuff on the horizon from the press. Stay tuned…

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