Books & Vines Re-Launch: Private/Fine Press News for 2019

After a two year hiatus, I would like to welcome you to a re-launched Books and Vines. Plenty of articles are in the works for the coming months to highlight recent release private/fine press publications while continuing our march through some of the greatest works in private press history (see the ‘Upcoming Reviews’ section for details). Look for the first review article in the coming … Continue reading Books & Vines Re-Launch: Private/Fine Press News for 2019

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!

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!

2014 Fine Press Trailers!

2014 promises to be an exciting year for collectors of books from todays fine press publishers. Much is in the works, as you will see below! As always, I encourage you to keep an eye on the great work these presses (and others) do in keeping alive the art and craft of finely published books and to support them, whenever possible, by purchasing their work! All … Continue reading 2014 Fine Press Trailers!

Outside, by Barry Lopez, Illustrations by Barry Moser, Nawakum Press (2013)

Books and Vines readers are likely well aware that I am a huge fan of David Pascoe’s Nawakum Press. Their early 2013 publication of Jorge Luis Borges’ Book of Sand is one of best designed and executed books in a number of years.  Prior to that, they burst upon the fine press scene with fantastic editions of Hermann Melville‘s Norfolk Isle & the Chola Widow, Rachel Carson‘s … Continue reading Outside, by Barry Lopez, Illustrations by Barry Moser, Nawakum Press (2013)

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