Catherine Kanner, Publisher
Catherine Kanner is founder of The Melville Press. Her work as an artist and book designer have garnered awards and praise both nationally and internationally.
“Ms. Kanner’s talents as an artist were unfailing and the books published by the Melville Press...demonstrate highly innovative book design and superb choices with regard to selection of papers and materials. Although this appears at first glance to be a small, innocuous private press...it is anything but. The book design [Prayers Written at Vailima] is superb and every detail has been carefully considered and executed. In reality, despite its ‘Little Treat’ size this is a private press book of the highest caliber..”
– The LibraryThing
“Has Kanner finally managed to capture the ultimate imagining of Ahab? I’ll let each person judge for themself. But for me she has done it, with one side of his face blurring into the darkness that engulfs him and the crew as he seeks a very un-Quaker-like revenge.”
– J. Davis, The Whole Book Experience
Kanner She has won numerous illustration and design awards including the Society of Newspaper Design Award, Print’s Regional Design Award, the Louie Award and Rounce & Coffin Awards for excellence in book design. than 40 editions for additional publishers including Knopf, Ballantine Books, Scholastic, Little Brown and more.
Artists & Contributors
Printers & Binders
Lawrence G. Van Venlzer & Peggy Gotthold, Printer & Bookbinder
Foolscap Press was founded in 1990
Horton Tank Graphics
Arthur Larson established Horton Tank Graphics in Hadley, Massachusetts in 1987 to do fine press printing for Leonard Baskin’s Gehenna Press. He was trained by Harold McGrath, Barry Moser, and Daniel Keleher. He has printed for Pennyroyal Press, Double Elephant Press, 21st Editions, and Two Ponds Press, among others.
Stephanie Gibbs established Gibbs Bookbinding in Massachusetts in 2005, working with the fine press community there for a decade before relocating to Los Angeles in 2015. Her artist’s books are held in collections across the US, and she provides fine hand binding for individuals and institutions.
Allwyn O’Mara, Bookbinder
John Robinson, Printer
Producer of fine letterpress editions in his San Diego California studio.
Bonnie Thompson Norman, Printer
Caroline K. Kanner, Gordon Barber Memorial Poetry Prize, 2019
EMILY DICKINSON Poems of Travel / Forward
Caroline Kanner is a poet and teacher from California. She currently works at the Youth Programs Specialist at Clockshop, an arts and culture organization in Los Angeles. She holds a BA from Yale and an M.Ed from UCLA.
Nathan O. Reynolds
In The Direction of the Beginning / Postscript
CETUS, The Whale / Editor