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!

An Ocean Between Us, Martin Machado, The Prototype Press (2015)

As many of you know, The Prototype Press, along with the fine/private press community, suffered a great loss late last year with the tragic and unexpected passing of David Johnston. The press lives on under the direction of Mark Sarigianis, under whose guidance the latest release, An Ocean Between Us, is now available. An Ocean Between Us contains short stories, poems and art works by San Francisco artist Martin Machado. The writing and artwork is directly … Continue reading An Ocean Between Us, Martin Machado, The Prototype Press (2015)

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!

Me, Myself and the Monkeyface Eel, by Kirk Lombard, The Prototype Press

As reported previously, The Prototype Press is the new moniker for Sharp Teeth Press and is operated by Mark Sarigianis and David Johnston in Oakland, California.  The goal of their publishing program is to produce first-edition works by local authors and artists, completely in-house. Towards that end, The Prototype Press “Employs a team of rare and unique machines. Metal type is cast with the mind-boggling … Continue reading Me, Myself and the Monkeyface Eel, by Kirk Lombard, The Prototype Press