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Fine Presses and Fine Press Book Sellers

Fine Presses

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  • Ascensius Press: Meticulous typographical design, letterpress printing, and the highest quality bookmaking materials to produce exquisite unique volumes and heirloom editions.
  • 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 publications.
  • 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.
  • Boss Dog Press: Don Rash's press publishing the writings of Fritz Eberhardt, about Loyd Haberly's tools, and most recently Peter Verheyen's translation of Ernst Collin's Der Pressbengel as The Bone Folder.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • EDITION SCHWARZE SEITE | Eckhard Froeschlin: Fine press books, portfolios, and prints. Based in Germany.
  • 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, Canada.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Nexus Press: Publisher of artists' books.
  • 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
  • NEW Red 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.
  • M. Russem Book Design: We learned to make books the old-fashioned way: one letter at a time. We also know how to turn on a computer. Because we’ve had our fingers and faces in ye olde metal type, we know that letters aren’t just pictures of things. They are things. We treat things with respect. Better still: We treat readers with respect.
  • Brittany Sanders: a nationally recognized book artist and designer, specializing in letterpress art.
    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 paper.
  • Warwick Press: In 1973, Warwick Press opened its doors to provide fine letterpress printing and custom designs.
    Since then our services have been in demand by princes & poets, paupers & puppets and the aesthetically-minded fowl. Whether it's books or business cards, our designs are sure to please the most discriminating customer. Carol J. Blinn's studio in Easthampton, MA.
  • Atelier Josef Weiss: Fine binding and fine press atelier in Mendriso, Switzerland. Site is in largely Italian.
  • 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

  • Alan Isaac Rare Books: Specialists in Bookbinding and the Book Arts in the County of Oxford (K)– Books, Maps and Prints. Alan Isaac is the founder and Principal of Oxford Bookbinders. Alan has a Diploma in Fine Bookbinding and Paper Conservation from Guildford College, where he was awarded the Hewitts Prize for his work.
  • 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 books.
  • 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.
  • 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 great source.
  • 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...
  • Passages Bookshop: Specializing in unusual, fine, and rare books and graphic art, focusing on poetry, modern art and literature, fine printing and artist’s books, and related materials. They frequently host readings, book launches, and receptions in connection with our regularly changing exhibitions. In Portland, Oregon.
  • Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Company
  • 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 Books.
  • 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.

Meta Sites | Book Searches

  • ABE Advanced Book Exchange: "World's Largest Source of Out of Print Material."
  • 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.
  • 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.

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