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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'd like to contribute to that conversation, please email me at notabenebeale@gmail.com I'd love to hear from you. 

Oct 10, 2013

Shanty Bay Press was established in Shanty Bay, Ontario, in 1996 as a private press devoted to publishing livres d’artistes in which the texts and the illustrations accompanying them would have equal weight in the design of the books.

The press is a partnership: the type-setting, presswork and binding are the work of Janis Butler, the illustrations are by Walter Bachinski, and the editorial, design and publishing decisions are shared. The press’s equipment includes a Vandercook SP20,Vandercook Universal 1, double crown Washington hand press (1836),an etching press, and a growing collection of type.

I visited the Press recently to talk with its proprietors, starting with Walter Bachinski.  We cover a lot of ground including personal history, the history of the press, fine press book illustration, design and composition, love of books and book collecting.