This morning I braved the chill in a T-shirt (my nipples are now like drill bits) to fetch a couple boxes of “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest” from the Lost Art Press
warehouse garden shed.
The shed, which was filled to the rafters in September, is now all-but empty. We are almost out of “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest,” but I’m not stressed.
Next week a new shipment of the book arrives. The third printing will have an index from Suzanne Ellison, a few typographical corrections and some editorial tweaks that aren’t worth mentioning. But the biggest change will be the cover. The third printing will have a charcoal gray cover with lettering and image debossed in white.
We made this change because we wanted to differentiate between the pre-index and post-index printings. Plus, I’m an endless fiddler.
Still, it’s a bit sad to burn through the last few boxes of the beige books – I think it’s a good-looking cover.
If you are waiting to purchase a copy with the index bound in, I’ll post a notice when we start shipping the gray book – it should be next Friday or so.
In other Lost Art Press news: The design work on “Make a Joint Stool from a Tree” by Jennie Alexander and Peter Follansbee is in full swing. That book will go to the printer before the end of the year and be on sale in January.
Matt Bickford’s “Mouldings in Practice” is about to head into design. An outside editor is finishing his tweaks to Matt’s verbiage and we are now converting the hundreds – yes, hundreds – of drawings to a publishable format.
And on the first Roubo volume: There have been a couple delays because of a personal issue with a member of the team – not Don Williams, by the way. Lots of work is being done, but I don’t have any dates to report at this stage. I am as eager as you to read this.
There is lots more to report, but I’ve got to get to the Post Office with this morning’s load of orders.
— Christopher Schwarz