Why Should You Collect These Books?
Why indeed. Why enjoy fine wines or superbly prepared food? Why buy a print or a painting? Why buy a beautifully crafted wooden bowl or a handblown vase? All of my life I have been attracted to handmade objects. My mother taught me to sew and cook when I was very young and my childhood was filled with using tools, cloth, paper and paint to make things. It is this attraction to the makerís hand that lures most of us to want to possess beautiful objects. The pleasure that comes from collecting the work of one person or of one press is beyond description or measure. Yet what most people consider a luxury, I consider necessary for life. I am constantly reminded of the greater good, the heights mankind can achieve, when I hold a finely made book or go to a museum to see an artistís work. The power to motivate people, to touch peopleís lives, to make people sigh, laugh, or be in awe; the power to provoke people or make them cry, can all be contained in an artistís or craftsmanís work. Let me end with a quote from my bookseller friend, John Ballinger of The Bookpress Ltd.(and no,
I did not pay him to write this!)

Warwick Press publishes fine limited editions of poetry and prose. Since 1973, I have issued over fifty books, broadsides and pamphets covering a wide range of subjects. The editions vary in size, from tiny gem-like productions of personal writings handbound in silk, to one-poem booklets with original watercolors tipped-in, to a series of morality tales told by ducks and other creatures, to editions of artist’s books with original artwork, to larger editions of poems about the Vietnam War, and to a checklist of works from one of America’s most approachable poets, Donald Hall.

With few exceptions, all of the design, illustration, letterpress printing and hand bookbinding is done in house. The array of material produced at Warwick Press reflects my unique graphic design, my eclectic literary taste and my artistic vision. After thirty years, I still love to use my eyes, hands and heart to make nifty, fun and beautiful work with type and ink, paper and paint.

My books are widely collected throughout the United States and Great Britain. They are included in every major rare book college and university library in this country. Eager standing order collectors graciously support the Press by buying every publication offered. These collectors also reap the benefit of receiving special pieces of ephemera issued by the Press in reward for their loyalty and good taste.

How Do You Become a Standing Order Patron?
Simply tell me you wish to become one.

What are my obligations?
For each book I publish you will be sent either an invoice with the book or a pro forma invoice(in the case of a more costly edition). I generally publish one or two editions a year with an average price of between $ 75.00 and $400.00. I warn clients about larger elaborate editions before sending them out. What if youI really donít want a book? All you have to do is tell me. I expect my standing order clients to be glad they purchased a new work. Being in the same position myself with a few presses, there is nothing that is harder than having to buy a book I simply am not interested in. I expect clients to become familiar with my work before they obligate themselves to the Press. But my heart is not made of stone.

Can I gracefully get out of it?
Unless you are a louse, absolutely.

What if you publish a book I cannot afford to pay for all at once?
I am more than happy to accept payment via installments. After the final payment, I will send along the book.

Ordering: Warwick Press does not take credit cards but gladly accepts business or personal checks made out to Warwick Press. Orders will be shipped after payment is received.

Shipping: on all books except Made by Hand, add $4.00 for shipping via priority mail; if ordering Made by Hand, add $5.00. (Warwick Press ships via priority mail.)
Massachusetts residents must add 5% sales tax on order total, excluding shipping cost

Carol Blinn sets type on a page with sublime sensitivity, each letter and phrase placed down where it ought to be. You don’t do this by accident. You study, you observe, you use your life to develop a connoisseurship for the printed page. In Japan, Carol Blinn would be a “national treasure.”