Sunday, May 22, 2005

Ampersand Club 75th Anniversary Book

To mark their 75th anniversary, the Ampersand Club of Minneapolis and Saint Paul is publishing On Book Collecting by Arne Kjelsberg, "a home-bound collector and lover of books" [Kjelsberg is the pseudonym of Elmer Andersen, former Governor of Minnesota, book collector and benefactor of the University of Minnesota libraries]. The book was printed by Gaylord Schanilec and includes a bookplate he designed for Gov. Andersen that hadn't been printed until now. The special edition, quarter-leather binding w/ slipcase and an extra insert, is available for $295 pre-publication; the limited edition, full cloth binding, is priced at $150 pre-publication; there will also be a trade edition for $19.95.

For further information, the Ampersand Club can be reached at:

The Ampersand Club
212 Second Street North
Minneapolis, MN 55401
612-332-1313

Monday, May 09, 2005

Bibliographica 2 (Finally!)

After many delays due to intransigent computers, misplaced texts, and poorly performing printers, the Spring issue of Bibliographica is finally done. This issue features Julie Russell-Steuart introducing her own Caveworks Press, a brief note about Kat Ran Press, and an essay about a number of fine press books seen in Minneapolis, Minnesota (Paradise, thy name is Minneapolis!).

For our subscribers, you should be receiving a copy shortly. If you are not receiving Bibliographica but would like to, send an e-mail to aeoluspress [at] yahoo [dot] com. Subscriptions are currently free.

Thursday, May 05, 2005

New from Midnight Paper Sales

The latest book from the hands of Gaylord Schanilec is Turkish Pears in August: Twenty Ramages by Robert Bly. The colophon reads: "150 copies printed by Gaylord Schanilec on Zerkal paper in the spring of 2005. The cover paper was made for the edition by Bridget O'Malley. The Italian Old Style type and Monument titling were cast by Scott King & came to this volume in pure & vestal modesty." Copies are $140 each and available from the printer (gschan@hbci.com).

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Opportunity to Tour Rampant Lions Press Workshop

The Rampant Lions Press will open its workshop as part of the Cambridge Open Studios scheme, on the weekends of 9/10 and 23/4 July 2005, between 11 and 6. The Press is at Swan House, by the church in Over, ten miles north of Cambridge. Look for the yellow Open Studios flag. Full details on the Open Studios website www.camopenstudios.co.uk.