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Touch-worthy books

YOU'LL FIND THAT LETTERPRESS and hand-bound books are physically and spiritually connected. Little affects your senses and emotions more than the exciting touch and colors of luscious papers, and the extra-sensory connection to the hours of passionate craftsmanship that went into the bound gem in your hands.

Here you'll find a range of books with all kinds words and images : poetry, a time capsule, reference works, personal stories, and more. With just a touch, a handmade book has the power to connect, to persuade, to make a simple moment, or something complicated, endure. What's your story?

Electric Fire from the Clouds
a collaboration between Ray Nichols, Martha Carothers, James Priestly, & Ben Franklin

How Ink Writes Poetry
a poetic look through liquid eyes

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Chesapeake Meander
a collaboration between Jill Cypher & Deborah Arnold

Abecedaritype
a typographic collection of sorts

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Moments Carved in Paper no. 2 : eifleS!
Ray's favorite story about each of his parents

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Moments Carved in Paper no. 3 : Switching on!
Grading as a textbook

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Moments Carved in Paper no. 4 : Endurance Letterpress
The story of 115 Tour de France posters in 115 days with 4 breaks

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