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You are invited to follow this brookside trail to our good-reading, good-looking, human-centered books . . . Birch Brook Press, publisher of hand-crafted letterpress books/art and distinctive trade books of literary interest, and its production affiliate, Birch Brook Impressions, welcome you into the landscape of handcrafted books and art. We think of these books as Human-Centered because producing letterpress books requires hands-on involvement throughout the long process, from design, to casting/ setting metal type one letter at a time, to cutting quality vellums, to printing on antique presses with care and pride. You may begin your hike in Birch Brook's On-Line Catalog, which contains information on all the titles and art currently in print. This includes details on new and forthcoming titles, with special emphases on Books About Books, Flyfishing & the Outdoors, Baseball for Thinking Fans, Literary Fiction, Passionate Poetry, non-fiction of cultural interest, including stage, film, music, opera. Plus two pages of art and gift items. Topical links in red are located to your left on this page.
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Handcrafted pages for people who can't Live without Books ___________________________________________________________
Printing & Publishing Philosophy Our goal at BBP/BBI is to help sustain the craft of antique bookmaking in the age of the Internet, enabling readers and publishers to have access to books that are beautiful to behold, satisfying to hold, and wonderful to read. Despite the remarkable speed and versatility of computer-generated typesetting and computer-controlled offset printing, when it comes to a work of literary value or a personal treasure, speed is not the most important consideration. More important is close personal care. Letterpress production requires continuous human involvement at every stage, resulting in books that have the look and feel of life, not the flash and noise of hype. Although Letterpress books are much more costly to produce, we keep our prices competitive with much cheaper-to-produce computer-driven books to give readers more value.
wood engraving: Frank C. Eckmair
wood engraving: Frank C. Eckmair
Length & Breadth of Service Birch Brook Press and Birch Brook Impressions were founded in 1982, and have served the reading public and book professionals continuously for 25 years. Over that time we have continued to expand our antique production capabilities. Today we offer original wood engravings, hot-foil stamping, hand-binding, and metal type casting on a Monotype system to supplement our inventory of more than 300 American Type Foundry fonts. Six printing presses are in operation -- from hand-operated Vandercook and Hohner presses to a motorized Heidelberg Original Cylinder, a Miehle Vertical V-45, a "Windmill" Heidelberg, and a Chandler & Price platen press.
publisher of good-reading books
printer of handcrafted quality books
WRITERS PLEASE READ: BIRCH BROOK PRESS IS IN TRANSITION AND WE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERING
MANUSCRIPTS OF ANY KIND. PLEASE SAVE YOUR POSTAGE OR EMAIL TIME BY NOT SUBMITTING YOUR
WORK TO US--WE WON'T BE RESPONDING TO THEM. WE WISH YOU GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR WRITING.
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Hi, welcome to this trail of good books & art atwww.birchbrookpress.info If you have any questions about something you've seen along the way please call us at (607) 746-7453, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or drop us a note at PO Box 81, Delhi NY 13753. Happy Hiking! __________________________________________________________________________________________________________