Andrew Steeves

Andrew Steeves is a writer, editor, typographer, letterpress printer and publisher, and the co-founder (with Gary Dunfield) of Gaspereau Press. He has won over 50 citations for excellence in Canadian book design and received the 2021 Lieutenant Governor’s Masterworks Arts Award with Alexander MacLeod for their collaboration on the letterpress book Lagomorph.



Wesley Bates

Wesley Bates was born in the Yukon and raised in Saskatchewan. He now lives in Clifford, Ontario, where he runs West Meadow Press. Known primarily as a wood engraver, Bates’ work has been commissioned by numerous publishers, including Penguin, Random House, McClelland & Stewart, The Porcupine’s Quill and Gaspereau Press.



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Notes on Printing and Publishing Literary Books
Andrew Steeves, Wesley Bates

2022 / Essay / $180.00
Fine / 24 pp


The essay Notes on Printing and Publishing Literary Books reflects on the robust tool that books are and the relationship between the literary publisher and the community, asking the deceivingly simple question “What is Literary Publishing for?” Drawing on a quarter century of experience editing, publishing and manufacturing literary books, Andrew Steeves asserts the extraordinary potential that well-made books hold for helping us to understand what is happening to and through our communities, and the pleasure that can be found in creating such books with thoughtfulness and love.

SPECIAL EDITION: Typeset in Monotype Joanna. Printed in black and red on vintage Barcham Green Sandwich wove handmade paper. Includes an original wood engraving by Wesley Bates. Saint Armand Old Masters handmade paper endpapers. Handsewn on tapes. Casebound in dark grey cloth over boards with a printed paper label on the spine and enfolded in a tan Saint Armand Old Masters handmade paper jacket printed from wood and metal type. Issued in a kraft wrapping paper. Edition of 20 copies lettered A through T.



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