May 1998 | Number 1 | Dennis Hall, Editor

Robert McCamant
North American Editor

Sebastian Carter
UK Editor

Chip Schilling
North American Advertising

Sebastian Carter
UK Advertising


Parenthesis is the Association’s journal and deals broadly in fine and private press printing as well as bookbinding, typography, collecting, publishing and related areas. Richly illustrated in full color, it is published twice a year and is available free to FPBA members.

While it is best known for its insightful reviews of fine press books, the magazine publishes essays, commentary, news, how-to articles and profiles of presses and personalities shaping the fine printing community. Its many contributors have included Barry Moser, John Randle, Bruce Whiteman, Sebastian Carter, Crispin Elsted, Alan Powers, Mark Dimunation, Paul W. Nash, and Kenneth Auchincloss.

To bring vitality and variety to Parenthesis, its production alternates between North America and Europe. In North America, Robert McCamant brings out the Fall issue, while the Spring issue is edited by Sebastian Carter in the UK.

Up to 90 de luxe members receive a special limited edition of Parenthesis which is case-bound and presented in a slip case with a parcel of items specially printed by presses from around the world. For example, past parcels have included wood engravings by Gaylord Shanilec, Frank Martin, and Simon King, printing from Henry Morris and Nicolas McDowall, pochoir by Peter Allen and Ian Beck, and a poster for the Pennyroyal Caxton Press edition of the Holy Bible. Contribute to the special portfolios here!

To become a member of the FPBA and receive a subscription to Parenthesis, please click here.