Archive for the ‘Tara Books’ Category

FPBA members: one of these prints will be yours!

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Parenthesis 19: nearly there!

Most copies of Parenthesis 19 have been bound and, as promised, an original silkscreen print (produced by Tara Books of India) has been hand-inserted into each copy. If you are a member of the FPBA, one of these prints will be yours. Become a member now.

In the photo below, Canadian novelist Susan Bailey stopped by Gaspereau Press and helped fold jackets. Note the mountain of untrimmed copies of the journal behind her. Susan appears to be saying, “How many more do I have to fold?!” Copies of the latest issue will be mailed out to members very soon.

Photos from the Gaspereau Press blog.

— Paul Razzell

India’s implausible fine press success story

Monday, July 27th, 2009


As the world economy was tanking, when publishing companies were foundering, when tiny independent bookmakers were collapsing – that was when Gita Wolf of Chennai, India invested her company’s resources in producing handmade, limited-edition books. The result is, as The Globe & Mail reported Saturday, India’s ‘implausible publishing success story.’ Read  Tara Books‘ story here. The video posted below shows how Tara’s The Night Life of Trees was screen-printed and bound.

—Paul Razzell