Idaho Ponzi Scheme?

Many of us had the pleasure to sell books to a discerning collector, first in Atlanta, and lately in Kooskia, Idaho. He is, in fact, a paid-up deluxe-subscriber member of the FPBA. [This just in: his check bounced. –REM, 8/7/09.] We hope this report from the...

Typefounding on the frontier: The first Canadian types

Imagine you are a 19th-century English missionary posted to a remote community in Manitoba, then part of Upper Canada, and your job is to evangelize the natives—only half of whom can read English. There are several local languages but they share no common orthography...

India’s implausible fine press success story

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...