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Fine Presses and Fine Press Book Sellers
See also "Letterpress and Printmaking Resources"
- Ascensius Press: Meticulous
typographical design, letterpress printing, and the highest quality
bookmaking materials to produce exquisite unique volumes and heirloom
Alembic Press: A fine press creating and printing limited edition
books by traditional letterpress in Oxford, UK. Owned by Claire M. Bolton
- Big Bridge Press, Pacifica,
CA: Publisher of fine press books designed by Nancy Davis, Peter Koch,
Andrew Hoyem and Don Gray. We have published works by Jim Harrison and
Allen Ginsberg among others. Click here for list of
- Biting Dog Press: Features
the wood engraving of George Walker.
- Black Rock Press at the University
of Nevada, Reno: Dedicated to the practice and teaching of the arts
and crafts associated with the creation of finely printed books.
- Bongout (Berlin/Germany &
Strasbourg/France): Publishing experimental art/graphic/illustration
silkscreen books from jung artists all over the world. After 10 years
bongoût have been collaborating with and brought together over
100 artists and the result is over 70 silkscreen books.
- Catalogue of Available Artist's Books:
List of artist's books which are available from the artist directly.
This is a collaborative effort among subscribers of Book_Arts-L.
Press: Artist-Letterpress Printer Julie Russell-Steuart likes to
explore different image printing techniques while making limited editions
of artist's books. Caveworks Press is also dedicated to publishing new
and established poets in the Midwest USA, which she sees as collaborations
with the poet.
- Chester Creek Press:
Fine Press Books and Hand Crafted Bookbinding Tools.
- The Colophon Page: an online gallery
which has book arts exhibits and sells works on commission. Book artists
are welcome to apply.
- Cranberry Press: letterpress
printed cards, notes, and books.
- Damp Flat Books: Editioned works
by Jackie Batey.
- Deep Wood Press: Producing
artists books and limited edition fine press books from hand set types,
using original intaglio, wood engraving and lino cut illustrations from
the original matrices and bindings in traditional and contemporary styles.
- Dionysus Press: Dionysus
Press is dedicated to the creation of limited edition artists' books
that are printed in-house and bound by hand. The published titles survey
social issues by way of whimsical and satirical photo essays. Dionysus
Press strives to create artists' books that integrate tactile text with
rich imagery; all cased in the finest binding materials.
Schwarze Seite: Eckhard Froeschlin's and Anne Büssow's fine
press books / livre 'd artistes / portfolios from Germany. Site in German.
- Electio Editions: The
press of Alan Loney in Melbourne Australia. Electio makes handpress
printed limited editions, always with words & images.
- Frog Hollow Press: Founded
in 2001, this small private press produces letterpressed chapbooks,
small books & broadsheets - all in signed & numbered limited
editions. Publishes poetry and short prose from emerging and established
writers. Located in Victoria, BC.
- Granary Books: An independent
publisher of fine artist's books.
- Heavenly Monkey: The studio of Rollin
Milroy. Cool books, design, letterpress, binding. In Vancouver, BC,
- The Heyeck Press: Printing
and publishing both fine limited editions and paperback editions of
contemporary poetry and books on paper marbling for over 20 years.
- Idlewild Press: Fine letterpress
printed editions in Cleveland, OH.
- Indulgence Press: Wilber
"Chip" Schilling's Indulgence Press specializes in hand-bound
letterpress artists’ books, fine press books, and limited edition
fine art prints. In Minneapolis, MN.
- Katran Press: founded in
1994 with the aim of combining classical book typography with original
drawings and prints by contemporary artists. In 1999, our Florence offices
were established and our business plan expanded to accommodate the printing
and design needs of other publishers and institutions. Our recently
renovated shop overlooks a river.
- Peter Koch, Printers:
Peter Rutledge Koch has been designing and printing books and ephemera
since 1974. Clients and collectors range from major international research
libraries to bibliophilic organizations and private collectors and publishers.
Between commissions, he designs, prints and publishes limited editions
of ancient Greek philosophers, the musings of maverick poets, and the
images of world-renowned wood engravers and photographers. Editions
Koch specializes in publishing limited edition livres d'artiste, broadsides,
portfolios, and text transmission objects.
- Lilliput Press: Publisher
of fine books in miniature.
- Lumiere Press: Limited edition
books on photography in the fine press tradition. Hand printed on fine
papers from type cast in lead and hand bound.
- The Melville Press:
Established in the summer of 1995. This small private press is dedicated
to producing fine illustrated limited editions. The Melville Press was
born from a passion for Melville’s work, and is devoted to publishing
books which capture the spirit of his vision.
- Nebraska Book Arts Center:
List of titles produced by the center and its members.
- Nexus Press: Publisher of
- Olde Stile Press: Designs,
prints by hand and publishes books in editions limited to between 100
and 250 copies. These involve texts of importance, whether new or reprinted,
together with suites of wood engravings, woodcuts, linocuts and other
relief blocks made by the artist-printmakers with whom we collaborate.
- Pas de Chance: Ian Philips'
page with link to his mail art page.
- The Printery: Producing
works of historic and scholarly interest on a variety of topics. We
have produced books on topics ranging from the history of printing,
to Benjamin Franklin, to colonial America, to trans-Mississippi exploration.
- Redhowler Howler Press
Trillium Press: Steven Daiber has worked with books for more than
fifteen years. His most recent work as a book artist reflects the influence
of annual trips to Cuba since 2001. There he has observed the Cuban
people caught in the binds of politics between Cuba and United States,
using humor and creative ingenuity to survive and prosper.
- Brittany Sanders:
a nationally recognized book artist and designer, specializing in letterpress
Her limited edition letterpress artist books are in the permanent collections
of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, MoMA, Yale, Stanford, UCLA and New
York Public Library among others. Brittany Sanders also creates custom
designed letterpress stationery, unique wedding invitations, birth announcements
and other celebrations, all hand-printed on a Vandercook letterpress.
- Stone Street Press:
Handmade calligraphic books. Beautiful, affordable, collectible. By
Irish writer, book-artist & calligrapher, Malachi McCormick
- Tara Publishing: A small press
in Chennai, India that specializes in handmade books. Many of our books
are beautifully screen printed on handmade paper and hand bound together
at our workshop. The workshop is run by a collective of trained workers
brought in from nearby rural villages.
- Peter and Donna
Thomas: Miniature books, fine press books, artists books, and handmade
- Atelier Josef Weiss: Fine
binding and fine press atelier in Mendriso, Switzerland. Site is in
- Yolla Bolly Press: Publishers of modern
literature in fine press limited edition books. The Press also offers
a book arts training program.
Book Sellers and Publishers Specializing in the Book Arts
- Art Metropole: specializing
in contemporary art in multiple format: artists books, multiples, video,
audio, electronic media, and so on. In Toronto, Canada.
- Bertram Rota Booksellers Ltd.:
Established in 1913, Bertram Rota Ltd specialise in Modern First Editions
and Private Press Printing. Located in Covent Garden, London.
- Book Art Book Shop:
Features the publications of some of Britain's best-known publishers
of artists' books and artist presses, as well as some you have never
heard of before. In London, England.
- Booklyn Artists Alliance: "To publish, distribute,
exhibit and produce educational programs about innovative contemporary
artist books, and to popularize artist books as a fine and popular art
medium, and as a cultural and educational resource.
- Boston Book Company
- Bromer Booksellers: Specializing
in literary first editions, fine printing and bindings, artist's books,
illustrated books in limited editions, children's books, and miniature
- Book Central: "Your
one-stop shopping source stocking over 70 titles of the best how-to
manuals for every aspect of book arts."
- The Bookpress Ltd: Specialities
include the history of the book and the book arts.
- The Colophon Book Shop:
Specialists in books about books... In Exeter, NH.
- Les Enluminures: A gallery
specializing in illuminated manuscripts and miniatures from the Middle
Ages and the Renaissance.
Forum Book Art: Publicity for contemporary book art through publications
- Fachbuchhandlung Siegl / Siegl's Bookstore:
German bookseller of texts (in all languages) on the conservation and
restoratation of books, paintings and other historical artifacts. A
- Joshua Heller Rare Books: Fine Printing
& Private Press, Fine Bindings, Illustrated Books, Book Arts, Printing
& Printing History, Artists' Books.
- Librairie Florence Loewy:
Books by artists.
- Maggs Bros. Rare Books: One of the world's largest
antiquarian book sellers.
- Oak Knoll Books, one of the
best sources for books on books, binding, typography...
- Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts
- Printed Matter, Inc.:
Founded in 1976 by artists and artworkers with the mission to foster
the appreciation, dissemination, and understanding of artists' books
and other artists' publications.
- Priscilla Juvelis Rare Books:
Specializing in literary first editions and 20th century book arts.
We have a large inventory of contemporary private press books, including
Vincent FitzGerald, Press of the Sea Turtle (formerly Cheloniidae Press),
Red Angel Press, as well as bindings by the finest artists working today,
such as Donald Glaister and Jill Tarlau. We stock many artist's books,
including unique items by Suzanne Moore and Nancy Leavitt, as well as
the limited editions of Lois Morrison, Sarah Peter, Roni Gross, Judith
Rothchild, among others.
- Skriptorium: Provides a global
overview of the finest and most significant facsimile editions.
- Superlative Books:
Handmade, Small Press & Unusual Books of Distinction. Includes titles
by: Chax Press, O Books, West House Books, Black Mesa Press, and Granary
Vamp & Tramp, Booksellers: Contemporary fine press, artists'
books, and broadsides.
- The Veatchs Arts of the Book, ABAA:
Dealers in fine one-of-a-kind and editioned books.
- Francis Wakeman Books: Specializes
in antiquarian and out-of-print books on Bookbinding, Marbling, Conservation,
Papermaking, Printing, Typography, etc.
- Zybooks: Showcase for
contemporary artists' books and more.
Meta Sites | Book Searches
- ABE Advanced Book Exchange:
"World's Largest Source of Out of Print Material."
- bibliofind: Worldwide market-place
for buying and selling old, used and rare books. Now part of Amazon.com
- Bookfinder.com: Searches
all the major book search-engines and brings them together in one list.
- Books and Book Collecting:
Connect to many dealers, and other metasites. Also links to book collecting
glossaries and other reference sources.
- Book Collecting: A
meta-site of the Digital Librarian, a librarian's choice of
the best of the web.
- International Book Collectors
Association: Great information for collectors.
Bernard Middleton Collection at RIT: Digitized by Kirtas
Books and available (mostly) as print surrogates.
- Resources for Booksellers and Book
Collectors: UK based site which includes information on and/or links
to UK booksellers (antiquarian, collectible and second hand), booksellers'
associations, book search databases, book binding, repair and conservation
materials, bibliographies, library archives, etc., etc.