Home of Oak Knoll
Oak Knoll Press was founded by Bob Fleck in 1978 as the logical extention of Oak Knoll Books, which he founded two years earlier to fill a
void in the book selling world. At the time, there were virtually
no antiquarian booksellers who specialized in both out-of-print
and in-print books about books, book trade history and the
book arts. Today, Oak Knoll is an international firm that
maintains an inventory of about 23,000 titles and a rapidly
growing backlist of more than 1,000 titles published and distributed
under its publishing imprint, Oak Knoll Press. Our main specialties
continue to be books about book collecting, book selling,
bibliography, libraries, publishing, private press printing,
fine printing, bookbinding, book design, book illustration,
calligraphy, graphic arts, marbling, papermaking, printing,
typography and type specimens plus books about the history
of these fields.
Oak Knoll Press celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2008.
The Press now issues about 35 titles a year. Many of the titles
are co-published with such important institutions as The British
Library, the Library of Congress, the Tate Gallery, Winterthur,
and the Private Libraries Association. The acquisition of
the renowned English publishing firm St. Paul's Bibliographies
in 1998 added many bibliographical titles to our list.
Oak Knoll is also the exclusive distributor of the books
published by the American Antiquarian Society, the Bibliographical
Society (UK), the Bibliographical Society of America, the
Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, the
John Carter Brown Library and 20 other prominent organizations.
Over the past 30 years, we have issued more than 300 antiquarian,
publishing and new book catalogues to more than 25,000 customers
worldwide. Librarians, scholars and collectors have found
that Oak Knoll strives to live up to its mission statement.
We publish books about books that "preserve the art
and lore of the printed word."
Oak Knoll Press is now partnering with Rarebooks.info, a searchable online database of nearly 150 important bibliographies.This partnership adds many in-copyright publications of modern reference works, broadening its perspective to film noir, modern press books, as well as modern American and English authors, such as Lewis Carroll, Gore Vidal, Rudyard Kipling, Ernest Hemingway, John Updike, Arthur Miller, and many more.
Subscribers gain instant access to full digital facsimiles of all electronic bibliographies. With full-text search capabilities across nearly a million pages, this resource provides research opportunities in many disciplines. Subscribers can search individual bibliographies, as well as the entire database, by keyword(s). Advanced search options make possible retrieval of information by topic searches. Bibliographies can also be browsed, and results are easily saved and printed.