We make really pretty books.
This is independent publishing for those who care deeply about the experience of the book in addition to its contents. If we could make them smell just a little musty, we would, but in reality you're more likely to catch a whiff of rubber-based ink from the letterpress process. The Pink of the Seams by Sanna Wani is wrapped in an envelope that feels like a starchy quilt, and protects the vulnerable feelings expressed inside. The Midnight Garden by Gabrielle Crowley has been kissed, literally, twice on every copy. Let the body language of our books speak to you.
Pluralities, or Cover Reveal!
At long last, here it is: the fine press cover reveal for Avi Silver’s PLURALITIES, OR.
This novella is a slipstream-meets-space-adventure all about one person’s complex journey into nonbinary identity. Complete with nineteen illustrations by Brianna Tosswill, it is a triumph of colour and tenderness alike, and we are so excited to be sharing it with you in May 2020.
Because the fine press run is made by hand (handbound spines, individually marbled covers, full of beautiful linocut prints, speckled with shimmer), each copy is visually unique. While the first cover here is our official representative, there are over fifty other artisan copies in this run. You can see a few more versions on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!
There is also going to be an unlimited paperback edition--so keep an eye on our socials for our SECOND cover reveal in coming weeks. For now, add PLURALITIES, OR on Goodreads, share widely, and explore our back catalogue to learn more about our work as an indie press.
Want to learn more? You can read our journal:
The Reader Series
Intermittently from Summer 2017 and intentionally starting in Fall 2019, Creative Director Brianna Tosswill has been making prints featuring readers. As any burgeoning draftsperson knows, a person reading is the most convenient human subject matter after self-portraiture. Consider the exchange
"Can I draw you?"
"Sure... Do you mind if I read, though?"