Monday, January 31, 2011

Splice and I Am a Natural Wonder from Blue Hour Press

Two new books out today: Splice by Letitia Trent and I Am a Natural Wonder by Anne Cecelia Holmes and Lily Ladewig. You can find them at our newly redesigned website, where you'll also find links to our new Facebook page, Twitter profile, and the rest of our catalog.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

New From Greying Ghost Press!



And What Is Left, As Much AS The Hands Will Hold, & A View Of The Empty Porch
by Andrew Borgstrom
Greying Ghost Press #37
$5.00 | ORDER

Quite possibly one of the best spurts of prose we've ever released. Don't let this pocket-sized chap fool you - its got a bark and a bite that'll stick to you just behind your eyeballs. You'll still see the words long after you've finished reading much like those green spots you see after leering at the sun.

Proof: "The following question, following the previous question or possible response from the possible mother, may have been a statement also. The possible boy may have told the possible mother what he had asked the possible father. The question may have regarded a book. The boy may have asked the father to read a book to him, if books were things in houses with porches. The book in question, in this question, may have had something to do with the holiday in question, the holiday in the previous question." - fr. "And What Is Left..."

4" x 6" Chapbook with ephemera endpapers and either heavy hand-ripped arches paper or deep yellow metallic cover. Book guts printed on high quality 24lb antique laid paper in an edition of 81. Each book is handmade and unique from the next.


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Nanostars
by Michael Bernstein
Greying Ghost Press #36
$5.00 | ORDER

Fourteen poems posing as maps to the evening sky. Keep them in your back pocket for those strolls, those journeys, those nights spent atop a picnic table deep in the woods of whatever rural town. Nanostars engulfs the pocket of your denim jeans like steel on flint - the ultimate showcase of wonderment and patience.

4" x 5" foldout book with ephemera endpapers. Packaged in light green booklet envelope. Book guts printed on high quality 24lb antique laid paper in an edition of 81. Each book is handmade and unique from the next.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Flying Object: Center for Independent Publishing, Art, & Design




Flying Object is a recently opened (soon-to-be non-profit) bookstore, gallery & letterpress in the Amherst/Northampton area of Western MA. Flying Object has intentions of being a sort-of physically located presspresspress in that we stock a great selection of chapbooks and small-press titles in the bookstore.

In fact, that's our focus. You.

Which is why we're here making a little announcement of our existence as well as a call to all the presses represented here and beyond that we'd like to stock your books. Consignment or donations as we get started would be incredibly helpful in allowing us to build a collection of all the best presspresspresses producing work today. If neither of those options is possible, don't hesitate to email us at flying.object.shop@gmail.com to talk about what might be.

The space is event driven. And we try to keep our events fresh. Talk to anyone who's been to one - it's a pretty magical space - designed for and by people who love chapbooks and independent publishing. We've featured over 40 readers in our first three months. Letterpress workshops, music, a film series, micro-residencies and much more are planned for the upcoming months. Maybe your press can make a stop here?

We have a letterpress studio shared by Pilot Books, Factory Hollow Press, minutes BOOKS, and Pocket Myths, as well as a gallery that exhibits painters, printers, and publishers alike. In December we showcased the dozens of beautiful books published by Ugly Duckling Presse. In November rare mimeographs and works published by Bernadette Mayer, Clark Coolidge, Larry Fagin, and others. In October, beautiful paintings by the artist Susan Metrican.

If you're interested, let us know how you'd like to get involved. We'd love to have you.

Liking us on Facebook is totally a good start.