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!

Palladio’s Homes, The Old School Press, 2009

{Ed. Note: Librarything user Celtic (Neil), who was kind enough to be one of the first Books and Vine subscribers, has an outstanding collection of fine press books. When I posted an article on a couple books I had picked up from Martyn Ould’s The Old School Press, Celtic offered up another excellent work from them. Below is his article and pictures on Palladio’s Homes}. Palladio’s Villas … Continue reading Palladio’s Homes, The Old School Press, 2009

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 Couple Works from The Old School Press, ‘On Durham’ and ‘An Italian Dream’

I saw an ad in the latest Parenthesis for a fine press publisher in England with the name ‘The Old School Press’ owned and operated by Martyn and Angela Ould.  The name resonated with me since I tend to like “old school” works! A visit to their web site shows an interesting mix of small publications, including lots of poetry. They publish new texts in limited … Continue reading A Couple Works from The Old School Press, ‘On Durham’ and ‘An Italian Dream’