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Books Thu Oct 10 2013

Local Small Press Raises Funds for Antique Letterpress

Meekling Press is a very small press in Chicago, and they're looking to subtract the "very" from their description. With their focus on aesthetically pleasing hand-crafted books--collaborations between the author and the publisher, always--Meekling has put out three titles to date. A fourth--Erin Kautza's Muscles Involved, a book which will resemble an accordion--is on the way, and so are many, much huger projects, they hope.

Enter Kickstarter. Meekling has stumbled into a rare, 120-year-old letterpress, and seeks the help of all generous denizens of literary artistry in order purchase and maintain it, so they may produce grander products yet. Donation incentives include subscriptions to the press's releases and (make sure you're seated) a printer's hat. Watch the video below for more details.

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