The Reading Room Press


In the short term I hope to print a single-section booklet of an account by a dear friend of her determination to ensnare the man who eventually became her husband during the rehearsals and performance of a production of Beethoven’s ‘Fidelio’. Working title ‘Love Among the Ruins’: the performance was in the magnificent Théâtre d’Orange in the South of France. I’m looking for a wood engraver who can capture the atmosphere and architecture to llustrate it.

I still entertain an edition of The Hunting of the Snark illustrated with wood engravings and set in in newly cast 24D Koch=Antiqua (from Rainer Gerstenberg) but this is clearly taking longer than I had expected. I have made some progress towards a patterned paper for the binding based on a photograph of a slab of rock found on the shores of Orkney: