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!

Hard High-Country Poems, by Michelangelo, Peter Koch Printers (2015), & Michelangelo: Sonnets, Allen Press (1991)

{Ed. Note: Thank you to Peter Koch and Robert Bringhurst for assisting me by pointing out some embarrassing type-o’s and other items needing correction. I have always remarked that the editor of Books and Vines better never leave his day job!} Michelangelo (1475-1564, full name Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni) is synonymous with the High Renaissance and Mannerism.  His influence on Western Art is beyond measurement. In … Continue reading Hard High-Country Poems, by Michelangelo, Peter Koch Printers (2015), & Michelangelo: Sonnets, Allen Press (1991)

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!

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!

Last Minute Christmas Shopping? Support the Fine Books Ecosystem!

I fully intend on keeping Books and Vines a non-sales site.  First, I am simply a buyer, reader, and lover of finely done classic literature.  I have no ‘skin in the game’ when it comes to buying or selling books.  Secondly, I am sure you all get bombarded with enough advertising and requests for you to spend money — I have no intent on ever … Continue reading Last Minute Christmas Shopping? Support the Fine Books Ecosystem!

A Visit to Peter Koch Printers, Part 3, A Look at a Number of Books

In the first installment on my visit to Peter Koch Printers, I introduced you to two books soon to be released by Mr. Koch. In the second installment, we took a look at his recently released The Lost Journals of Sacajewea. In this final installment, we look at some of his other works that I had a chance to spend some time with. Mr. Koch’s books vary … Continue reading A Visit to Peter Koch Printers, Part 3, A Look at a Number of Books

The Lost Journals of Sacajewea, by Debra Magpie Earling, Peter Koch Printers

{Ed Note: A few days back, in the first installment on my visit to Peter Koch Printers, I introduced you to two books soon to be released by Mr. Koch. Today, we look at his currently released The Lost Journals of Sacajewea. A third installment, looking at some other books published by Mr. Koch will be forthcoming soon.} I was floored when I had the … Continue reading The Lost Journals of Sacajewea, by Debra Magpie Earling, Peter Koch Printers