Oak Knoll Press

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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."