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!

Letter from Birmingham City Jail, by Martin Luther King, Limited Editions Club (2008)

As a sometimes over-exuberant lover of fine press books, I often wax rhapsodic about works that you see here on Books and Vines. Be it decades old editions from classic fine presses of yesteryear, or more recent publications by today’s fine presses, there is something to enjoy about almost all works that stem from centuries old traditional book-making techniques, especially those well-designed and executed. Occasionally, works turn out to … Continue reading Letter from Birmingham City Jail, by Martin Luther King, Limited Editions Club (2008)

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

{Ed. Note: This first ran last holiday season, though it has been updated with current information and the latest news from fine press publishers.} As the holiday’s quickly approach, it is time to remind all Books and Vines readers about the importance of doing all we can to support those who create and sell the finely done private press books we all admire. In a world awash … Continue reading It’s the Holidays — Support the Fine Press Eco-System!

Letter from Birmingham City Jail, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Limited Editions Club

Letter from Birmingham City Jail is the next to last book published by the Limited Editions Club (LEC), book #588 (hopefully, someday, more will follow).  As stated in the LEC prospectus for this publication, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote this, one of America’s most important and eloquent documents, from the misery and privation of his Birmingham jail cell. The letter was originally written on April … Continue reading Letter from Birmingham City Jail, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Limited Editions Club