It’s the 2016 Holidays — Support the Private and Fine Press Eco-System!

{Ed. Note: This is an annual article encouraging all Books and Vines readers to keep private and fine press publishers and re-sellers in mind this holiday season as your source for unique, classy and meaningful gifts. The article has been updated with current information and the latest news from private and fine press publishers, while I sheepishly admit lifting the introduction from the holiday article of last year. … Continue reading It’s the 2016 Holidays — Support the Private and Fine Press Eco-System!

It’s the Holidays — Support the Private and Fine Press Eco-System!

{Ed. Note: This is an annual article encouraging all Books and Vines readers to keep private and fine press publishers and re-sellers in mind this holiday season to be your source for unique, classy and meaningful gifts. The article has been updated with current information and the latest news from private and fine press publishers. Please pass this link on to everyone you know, the more that … Continue reading It’s the Holidays — Support the Private and Fine Press Eco-System!

The Ocean Wave, by Ambrose Bierce, The Press of Robert LoMascolo (2011)

The great American short story writer/satirist Ambrose Bierce (1842–~1914) has only been highlighted once to date in Books and Vines, a travesty I have long been wanting to address.  His contemporaries considered him a virtuoso of the English language and his work was very popular. His An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge is considered one of the greatest of American short stories, and the collection it is contained within, Tales of … Continue reading The Ocean Wave, by Ambrose Bierce, The Press of Robert LoMascolo (2011)

One of the Missing, by Ambrose Bierce, Yolla Bolly Press

{Ed. Note:  Yesterday, I posted an introduction to the Yolla Bolly Press, from contributor DlphcOracl, including pictures and thoughts on one of their folio works, The Man Who Died.  Today DlphcOracl follows with another one of Yolla Bolly’s outstanding folio editions, One of the Missing, from Ambrose Bierce. Notes on Bierce were added by me.} One of the Missing is a collection of twelve of the best … Continue reading One of the Missing, by Ambrose Bierce, Yolla Bolly Press