The Lost Art Press storefront will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Saturday, Dec. 10. Feel free to stop by to take a look at the books, check out our two Roman workbenches or just ask woodworking questions. During the last open day we taught people to turn, sharpen and handplane.
We have a pretty sizable pile of returned and damaged books in stock that are 50 percent off retail (cash only for these). We also have about a half dozen letterpress Anarchist’s Tool Chest posters that were returned for tiny cosmetic imperfections. Those are $10 (cash only).
And, of course, we have all of our Lost Art Press titles in stock, including the brand new “The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years Vol. III: Joinery” (all major credit cards accepted for new, undamaged stock).
A T-shirts. Geeze we have a lot of T-shirts in sizes from small to 2XL. We have the Lost Art Press logo shirt in blue, the Anarchist’s Tool Chest shirt in red and Crucible shirts in grey. All shirts are $20.
Speaking of Crucible, we have lots of holdfasts in stock (but no dividers).
The storefront is at 837 Willard St., Covington, KY 41011.
— Christopher Schwarz
12 thoughts on “The Storefront will be Open this Saturday”
Damn that building and shop look wonderful! Congratulations.
Napoleon Bonaparte called the Brits “Just a nation of shopkeepers. ” And look what we did to him .
Is there a alternate entrance to the store that has a wheelchair ramp?
I’m afraid not. The back entrance is at ground level, but there is a step down inside the building.
Thank you for all your hard work and inspiration for the rest of us who strive to create good things. You have done a fantastic job and your vision shows through in the restored building. I wonder out loud where the Hysterical (historical) Board folks were when the prior owners ran the store front in too the ground with color, signs and remodeling? Love what you have done with the place! Hope you have a Happy shop and new base of operations. Cheers!
The former owners suffered fines because of their poor choices. The sign was grandfathered in. The remodeling…. don’t know.
In reality, the city’s Historic Preservation Office is easy to deal with. I’ve been to a couple meetings and they are all pretty practical people. But then, I’m not trying to start a strip club, needle-exchange program and a daycare all in our storefront….
Just don’t let them know about the alcohol-powered woodworking machines. While historically accurate, it may concern them for the district’s safety.
Gotta say it….I am loving the new “Rouboman” bench. But I am concerned about its height. I don’t think that it is a proper height.
(yes, I am joking)
It is 38cm tall. All good!
is there an online list of discounted books? while i’d love to visit the store i’m as far north as you can get and still be in Ct. it would be a long ride to view them in houase !
I’m afraid there’s not. The inventory changes all the time. We get damaged books in about once a month. And we send damaged books out for other purposes. For example, when we work with artists or other contractors who need a copy of a book to do a job, we give them damaged stock.
Bottom line, I’d hate to promise anyone that anything is there. Usually we have about a dozen of these in stock; right now I’d guess we have 20 or so.
We also don’t track it closely or want to put them online because it’s time-consuming (describe the damage, photograph the damage) all for an item we’re luck to break even on.
Also, the gas money. You would come out on the losing end.
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