In celebration of Independence Day, Oak Knoll is featuring Americana titles at 20% off during the month of July!
Sale ends July 31, 2019.
Jan. 24: Bibliography Week Booksellers' Showcase, French Institute/Alliance Francaise (across from the Grolier Club), New York
Feb. 1-2: Rare Books LA, Pasadena Convention Center
Feb. 8-10: California International Antiquarian Book Fair, Oakland Marriott City Center
March 7-10: New York International Antiquarian Book Fair, Park Avenue Armory
Feel free to contact Rob for complimentary passes!
An Interview with Author Breixo Viejo Now Available on the Oak Knoll Blog
Oak Knoll has engaged Matthew Young to be Managing Editor of Oak Knoll Press, its publishing division. In that position, Matthew's primary responsibilities will be to coordinate the editorial process, typography, print production, and marketing for new books published by Oak Knoll.
Matthew has been providing design and editorial services to Oak Knoll for several years, including the design for the recently published Tricks of the Trade: Confessions of a Bookbinder by Jamie Kamph. He brings more than 35 years of experience as a graphic designer, art director, writer, and editor to his new position, along with a passion for book history from his avocation as a collector and independent scholar. He is a member of several bibliophilic organizations to whose conferences and journals he has occasionally contributed. Oak Knoll Press published his books Field & Tuer, the Leadenhall Press (2010) and The Rise and Fall of the Printers' International Specimen Exchange (2012).
Oak Knoll Press welcomes proposals for scholarly and general interest books that contribute to the preservation knowledge about the art, lore, and wisdom of the printed word.
Featuring our new publishing and distribution titles, as well as a selection of older favorites.
Fine Press and Books about Books
Oak Knoll Press and Rarebooks.info are pleased to announce a new partnership, effective immediately, which makes over 30 of Oak Knoll’s in-copyright bibliographies available electronically at www.rarebooks.info.
Just what does A. Edward Newton have to do with Oak Knoll? Find out by reading our new Oak Knoll Biblio-Blog: Musings on Books from Bob Fleck and his Oak Knollers. With Oak Knoll being not just a haven for books, but also a shop filled with unique history and interesting tales, we decided to create our very own blog to share our thoughts on books and keep you informed of the interesting happenings occurring with the Oak Knoll staff.
Oak Knoll Press is now the exclusive North American distributor for HES & DE GRAAF Publishers. In doing so we have added over 350 titles to our publishing program. Founded in 1971, HES Publishers expanded in 2000 by the incorporation of the renowned DE GRAAF Publishers. They are publishers of scholarly works on books, on the history of books, on the history of their production and on any interesting topic related to manuscripts as well as the printed book.
Dear friend of fine books,
Now would be a good time for you to join the Fine Press Book Association. I myself have been a member for many years.
They have a twice-a-year magazine called Parenthesis that's all about handmade books, as well as a new website that makes it easy to find out what new books small presses have been making (not to mention you can read the gossip in the bookmaking world on their blog).
It's not even very expensive: $48 for a personal membership, $60 for an institution.
The International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) is pleased to announce that the following titles—A Dictionary of Abbreviations Commonly Used by German and Italian Antiquarian Booksellers and Auctioneers by Bernard M. Rosenthal and Dictionary of Terms and Expressions Commonly Used in the Antiquarian Booktrade in French, English, German, and Italian by Edgar Franco—are posted in full for free on the ILAB website. Useful for buyers and sellers, these books serve as great references for individuals in the antiquarian book trade.
Late in the summer, Oak Knoll landed eleven newly acquired books to distribute for the Beinecke Library at Yale University. Now, we want you to enjoy these titles that the library has treasured for so many years.
Here is where we keep the new titles!
About a dozen members of the Chesapeake Chapter of the American Printing History Association (APHA) visited Oak Knoll Fest XV on October 4 & 5. Click the link below to see comments and pictures from their visit.
Read Bob Fleck's interview in Book Business magazine's September, 2008, issue, Down the Long Tail, by James Sturdivant, on-line.
We are proud to announce that Oak Knoll is now the exclusive sponsor of the viaLibri library search page. ViaLibri.net is the only book meta-search engine that caters specifically to collectors searching for bibliographical information about rare or antiquarian books, offering the following unique features:
ViaLibri is also the only meta-search site with a library search. The viaLibri library search page currently searches more than 70 library databases worldwide, and more databases are continually being added. This library search includes the following:
The resources provided by viaLibri will help you find information about the title you are looking for, both in a library and for sale online.
Oak Knoll receives distinguished achievement award for supporting the study of printing history
This fall, the Wilmington News Journal featured Bob Fleck and Oak Knoll as the cover story in the Crossroads section. We hope you enjoy reading the article and learning more about the background of Oak Knoll.
An informative guide for all collectors and sellers of rare books in the USA. The ABAA is the world-renowned Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America, and this short film profiles the organization and some of its members. A must for rare book collectors and sellers!
Paul Ryall and Ed Smith made this film for the ABAA in Los Angeles in 2006. Approx 10 minutes running time.