Larry Thompson established Greyweathers Press several
years ago because of a "love of beautifully designed type
skillfully arranged on a well-proportioned page."
His original plan was to print letterpress books only,
however, as his enterprise evolved Larry became interested in
relief block prints and now includes these in his work. Editorial
focus is on the literature both of 19th and early 20th century
British and American writers and young, unpublished writers.
All printing and typesetting is done by hand on a Vandercook
S-219AB proofing press. Books are also bound by hand.
I met with Larry in his studio in Merrickville, Ontario (about
a half hour drive south of Ottawa) to talk about what he does.
Listen as he takes us through the letterpress printing
Combine the human desire to know (Aristotle) with the joy found in good conversation (Montaigne) and a wish to share the results, and you have the idea behind why I host and produce The Biblio File.
"I want to learn as much as I can about 'the book,' and to communicate what I learn, to those who share my interest. The best way to do this, I figure - in addition to reading a lot - is to question and engage with authors, yes, but also book publishers, booksellers, book editors, book collectors, book makers, book scholars, book critics, book designers, book publicists, literary agents. Bibliophiles. People who, like me, love books."
The results are here for you to listen to.
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