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Booked for the Evening – A fundraiser to benefit the Newberry's collection

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Help The Newberry, Chicago's independent research library since 1887, acquire a copy of Solmentes Pizza from Scratch.


Ruggles Hall, 6–8 pm on Thursday October 25, 2018 Open to the Public

From the Newberry's website:

"Booked for the Evening will give you a one-of-a-kind opportunity to interact with our librarians and curators, learn about the often unseen work they do, and raise important funds to support the growth, processing, and preservation of the Newberry’s world-class collection. The Newberry’s curators and librarians have carefully selected a wide array of materials to be presented at Booked for the Evening, representing many areas of the collection. Guests will enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, view and learn about the rare materials on display, and bid to “adopt” the items, enabling their acquisition, processing, or preservation. We hope you will support our efforts to build and care for our collection." Click here to see the items available for bidding at …

The Winners of the Solmentes Prize Draws in Oxford and New York

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Solmentes Press is delighted to announce the winner of the prize draw at the Oxford Fine Press Book Fair was fellow printer William Bentley from Califorina. Congratulations William!


William won a signed copy of the limited edition linocut"Heirloom Tomatoes" by David Esslemont from Pizza from Scratch.

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The winner of the Prize Draw at the Manhattan Fine Press Book Fair on March 10 was John Snyder from Philadelphia. Congratulations John!


Prize Draw
To win a copy of the signed original print “Heirloom Tomatoes” a hand-colored linocut by David Esslemont from Pizza from Scratch, visitors to the Solmentes Press table at the book fairs put their business card or name and email address in a box from which a winner was drawn at the end of the fairs. Copies of the print can be purchased for $200 (£148) at solmentes.com.

Thanks to everyone who entered to win the print and for their interest in Solmentes Press.


Oxford Fine Press Book Fair

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Saturday March 24, and Sunday March 25
The Kassam Stadium, Grenoble Road, Oxford, OX4 4XP, tel; 01865 337600

Solmentes will be showing the new book Pizza from Scratch together with other titles such as Taxi Driver Curry and Ink on the Elbow – come and meet the Pizzaiolo and . . . 


Enter the prize draw to win an original signed print by David Esslemont from Pizza from Scratch (see Terms and Conditions below).





Organized by the Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association in conjunction with The Fine Press Book Association. Three lectures are planned for Sunday:

11.00am: Alexandra Franklin and Richard Lawrence on the Bodleian Library’s Sonnets printing project
12 noon: Peter Lawrence on ‘William Morris and Wood Engraving: The Earthly Compromise’
2.00pm: Ferdinand Ulrich on ‘Hermann Zapf, Jack Stauffacher, and the birth of a type’

Exhibitors include presses, specialist book dealers, trade suppliers, and related organisations.


1 Incline Press 49 Caliban Press 2 Janus Press 50 Solmentes Press 3 Ken Ferguson 51