Tuesday, 2 March 2010

'To be Continued...' Günter Grass

Hi, I'm Chris and I'm currently an MA Publishing student at Oxford Brookes University. I have had the pleasure of working on the publication of the latest Oak Tree Fine Press Nobel Series book, Gunter Grass 'To be Continued...'. The Gunter Grass volumes are the second in the series following the release of Doris Lessing 'On not Winning the Nobel Prize' in 2008. The books will be available in two striking hand bound formats, each featuring an original woodcut frontispiece by Abigail Rorer and endpapers illustrated by the author. There will be 150 numbered slip cased volumes, quarter bound in cloth and 26 volumes fully bound in fine leather and lettered A-Z. All volumes have been signed by the author.

As with all Oak Tree Fine Press books, the profits from these editions will go to organizations assisting children made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS. Publication will be late March to early April so please keep an eye on our website http://www.oaktreefinepress.com/ for further details and to order any of our books.

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

End of year triumphs

Despite Bruce's best bah-humbugs at the beautiful Oxford snowscapes, this was a winter to remember. Following the shortlisting of "On Not Winning the Nobel Prize" in the British Book Design Awards, we had our first ever stall at the Oxford Fine Press Book Fair, and in December were invited to hold a temporary exhibition for "A Outrance" at the prestigious Bodleian library. Those of you who were lucky enough to attend the launch will not quickly forget Philip Pullman's stunning reading of the great bear fight and how Iorek's victory roar echoed amid the heavy Gothic architecture of the Divinity School. (We took photos, but there are better ones on Andy English's blog here)
Many of the designer bindings for A Outrance can still be viewed on our website - with a very few still available to purchase! Once again - THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to making these wonderful books and helping raise money for our beneficiaries.
Coming soon - an update on our plans for the new decade!