I have long been fascinated by Joseph Labadie and his publishing saga. As a tribute to the man and to his work, I compiled a collection of stories and poems from his many little books and published them as a book I titled Jo Labadie And His Little Books. In keeping with the tradition established […]
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Cover photo of letterpress pamphlet A couple days back I began telling a little about how the booklet Is Today A Good Day To Die. came to be written and published. I will get back to that little book in a few days. As I was thinking about that publication, another that I published several […]
Letterpress printed pamphlet dealing with mortality and living life right Mortality began to loom before me While I won’t go into the contents of my pamphlet Is Today A Good Day To Die–at least not today–I can explain how it came to be. I was working in the maintenance department at St. Paul Academy and […]
Fermin Rocker looks at life with Rudolf and Milly Rocker Years back I had the opportunity to meet Rudolf Rocker’s son Fermin while I was visiting Valerio Isca at his apartment in New York City. During our visit, I learned that Fermin had written a manuscript about life with his parents in England in the […]
This evening I have been enjoying Domtar’s paper videos. Keep finding new ones. Here’s another. Hope you like it. Once you have enjoyed the video, take a look at the paper broadside I created just for people who love paper as much as I do. Until later . . .
Oh, what the heck. These are funny, but with a message. Paper dead? Ya, wrong! If you enjoy the videos, check out the paper broadside that honors the role paper has played throughout human history. http://www.letterpressbookpublishing.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=156&action=edit Until later . . .
A little bit ago I noted a rather humorous video about paper. Here’s another worth watching. Then when finished, you might want to check out this link to a beautiful broadside about paper. Until later . . .
As I get ready to launch my new web site, I have been thinking about the book printing I do and wonder why people would want letterpress-printed books when they can have e-books. I’m told e-books are easy to download (I can’t vouch for that as I have never published nor read one), many of them can […]
Letterpress printers in old newspaper shops Funny, isn’t it, how life sometimes falls into our laps? We’re just living and suddenly life isn’t the same anymore. That’s how it came to be that I published a book about letterpress printers in old newspaper shops. I was asked to answer some questions that Robert MacGregor Shaw […]
Nationalism and Culture: Rudolf Rocker’s masterpiece This, truly, is the magnum opus of any existing edition of Nationalism and Culture. Using the first English language translation of Nationalism and Culture, I added an extensive bibliography of Rocker books, pamphlets and articles as well as a listing of major libraries with their Rocker-related holdings. This material makes the book […]