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My goal with The Biblio File is to engage authors and others connected with 'the book' in variously entertaining, informative, stimulating, funny, intense conversation. If you have comments or questions about the program please email me at notabenebeale@gmail.com I'd love to hear from you. 

May 7, 2018

Andrew Hoyem is the creative spirit of the Arion Press. He's a published poet and exhibited artist who occasionally includes his own writings and drawings in Arion books. The concepts for all Arion publications originate with Hoyem, who chooses literary texts, commissions new work from writers and artists he...


Apr 30, 2018

David Bull is an ukiyo-e woodblock printer and carver who heads the Mokuhankan ukiyo-e studio in Asakusa, Tokyo. Born in Britain, Bull moved to Canada at age 5 and lived there until 1986 when he  relocated with his family to Tokyo to pursue ukiyo-e. He first discovered Japanese woodblocks while browsing an art gallery...


Jan 20, 2018

From Wiki: Gaylord Schanilec is an American wood engraver, printer, designer and illustrator. He is the proprietor of the press Midnight Paper Sales. Schanilec uses traditional wood engraving processes to create illustrations for hundreds of works.

Schanilec has "set the standard for contemporary artist’s books over...


Jan 16, 2018

David Esslemont is an artist, designer, printmaker and bookbinder. He makes books from scratch, most recently about food, and publishes under his Solmentes Press imprint. He was Artistic Director of the University of Wales Gregynog Press from 1985–97 and has won many book design awards...


Apr 28, 2015

I met with publisher Simon Dardick at his home office in Montreal to talk about the history and collecting of his great Canadian publishing house Vehicule Press