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The “Secret” Pamphlets Are Here!

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

photo 1 (4)The first anarchist pamphlet that I held came to me in a protective sleeve—modern airtight cello shelter for the pages within. Ari had brought it in for me to see. He was thrilled to be sharing an experience such as this. His enthusiasm was palpable. He handled it with care: “Are your hands clean? Better wash them to be sure…” There was a simple title pressed into the cover page—a fragile fold of blue paper, age-worn at the edges. Made before Roosevelt took up a public voice for the common man. I carefully opened the cover and saw a hand-laid image on the first page. I continued a giddy awe-filled journey through the pages of letter-pressed type and carved and stamped pictures. The time it took to create one page was certainly not the point and scroll and click of today’s modern publications. This pamphlet carried with it a message of time and care and belief in creating something that could be felt on a spiritual level of appreciation. Not only for the message, but how it travels to the reader. We’ve had these pamphlets in mind as we work to create those that we bring to you through Zingerman’s Press. Each one will be a little different, and each one will have spent some time in our hands before they make it to yours. Enjoy! Jenny


First Pages!

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Secret #38We thought we’d give you a sneak peek at the proof. We’re getting

closer to the publication date of Part 3!


A Pocket Book of Bacon

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

photo-11Working with the folks at Zingerman’s Mail Order, we’ve put together a pocket book of bacon. This little keepsake primer comes to you with your first shipment of the Bacon Club! It includes a bit of bacon history, a quick-read glossary, information on smoke & cure, and instructions for cooking it–from the microwave, to the stove, to the oven, to the fire!


Handmade Books

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

We’ve been busy cutting papers, punching holes, and sewing… books! Our little chapbook on Sardines was a hit at the State of the Book last month, and our Wisconsin Cheese book caused quite a stir of excitement at the Wisconsin Cheese Conference recently.

Each of these titles are part of a first edition of handmade books produced in Ann Arbor by us! A limited number were lovingly made using a simple three-hole pamphlet stitch. The Wisconsin Cheese chapbook has a special insert with an interview with Ed Janus.

The text was written by Zingerman’s co-founder and best-selling food writer, Ari Weinzweig. They were designed in the classic Zingerman’s style. The text was printed on sustainably-forested paper made in the United States. Whether you love sardines, cheese, or handmade books, we think you’ll enjoy these unique chapbooks.