Good news!!! (and not just shameless self-promotion)
Kilmog Press is back and with exciting plans for 2013. ALso STARCH Vol 2 is out
“This might come as a surprise, indeed, also for some of the contributors themselves, but Kilmog Press has returned to publishing and has just this moment published STARCH: VOLUME TWO – 96 pages, hardback, hand sewn & stitched & bound, letterpress cover & titling, letterpress contents page : 18 contributors of poetry, short fiction, etc – Sarah Bainbridge, Iain Britton, Pauline Dawson, Bill Direen, Lynley Edmeades, Martin Edmond, David Eggleton, Henry Feltham, Roger Hickin, Mariana Isara, Hamish Keith, Jessica Le Bas, Maris O’Rourke, Bob Orr, Mark Pirie, Vaughan Rapatahana, Elizabeth Smither & Lani Wendt Young.
RRP $50.00 - For copies: email@example.com or Kilmog Press PO BOX 1562, Dunedin.”
You may note I am one of the contributors.
Kilmog books are such beautiful objects, which brings me to a conversation I had with the Editor and another bookish friend recently about e-books. I got a tablet for Christmas. I was wanting an e-reader but decided in the end the tablet would have more use and I hardly ever read outside (something to be corrected probably). I downloaded a few books on a topic I was studying but then I found myself at Scribes (separate post to come about THAT) buying real copies of the books. It seems I have a need to actually handle the book as object, to smell it (and this simply won’t do), to absorb it in a way the e-book doesn’t lend itself to. Also I realised that with e-books there will be no opportunity for second hand purchases and no inscriptions.
I have found reading research journal articles in the .pdf format really good though , so there are uses for my e-reader and I am working my way through Swann’s Way again.
I have friends who love the format, but then I love my bookshelves. which brings me finally to this…
What is your ideal bookshelf – your 10 best? Photos are all over the internet of people photographing their top 10