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!

The Book of Sand, by Jorge Luis Borges, Nawakum Press (2013)

The Book of Sand, by Jorge Luis Borges, was first published in 1975 as part of his last major collection of the same name. In this work, Borges introduces us to a retired librarian (a fictionalized version of himself) who takes possession of an infinite and diabolical book (‘The Book of Sand’) which transfixes him to the point where he must abandon the book for the sake … Continue reading The Book of Sand, by Jorge Luis Borges, Nawakum Press (2013)

A Look at David Pascoe’s Nawakum Press

{Ed Note: I would like to thank David Pascoe for providing me with information on the press for this article.} One of the great perks of being associated with Books and Vines is the frequency in which I am made aware of outstanding new (and sometimes not new) fine press publishers that I was not aware of. In this world of mass commercialization and production, … Continue reading A Look at David Pascoe’s Nawakum Press