We sold more than 1,000 copies of “The Anarchist’s Design Book” in about 20 hours yesterday. We don’t know who will get the last of the personally autographed copies – it sold about 4 a.m. Plus we have no way of knowing exactly where the cut-off point is, so I’m afraid you’ll just have to wait for your answer in the mail.
The good news is that all remaining copies sold through the Lost Art Press store will come with a hand-signed letterpress bookplate.
The other good news: We’re holding a book-release party for the book at 7 p.m. on March 12 at our new headquarters: 837 Willard St., Covington, KY 41011. The party will be after the Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event closes at Braxton Brewing, a 10 minute walk away.
There will be some beer and maybe pizza. If you are extra thirsty, you might consider bringing some local something to share. We hope to have all our books and some special T-shirts, too. Oh, we’ll also have the original plates for the book on display. If you’ve never seen real copperplate etchings, I think you’ll be impressed.
Because of Covington fire codes, space is limited. We don’t want our first event to be our last.
As a result, we ask you to RSVP using this non-offensive and easy form. Please be certain you are coming before you RSVP. If you sign up but don’t show up, we’ll post your picture next to the cash register with the bad checks we’ve received.
— Christopher Schwarz