Larkspur Press in the Spotlight
In case you missed it on CBS Sunday Morning earlier this week, Kentucky's Larkspur Press was profiled, showing owner Gray Zeitz lovingly making books by hand on a 1915 hand-press. Larkspur prints and binds editions of 300-500, some for famous KY authors like Wendell Berry and Bobbie Ann Mason.
As reported this morning by Shelf Awareness, soon after the segment aired Frankfort's Capital Gallery of Contemporary Art, run by artist Ellen Glasgow, was inundated with orders, posting on Facebook: "Folks! We are overwhelmed with the response to the CBS Sunday Morning story! At this time we do not have an online shop... BUT if you call (502) 223-2649 and leave a message, Ellen will get you taken care of!!" Another bookseller, Kelly Estep of Carmichael's Bookstores in Louisville also reported having received 200 orders for Larkspur Press books after the CBS piece ran.
What heartening news for private presses around the country! Plus a nice s/o to the American Academy of Bookbinding in Telluride, Colorado. Watch here: