Sundial press, Dorset
I am preparing a little Dorset blog, but it is not finished yet and therefore, in the meantime, here's a short one about a Dorset-based independent press, Sundial Press, which I discovered thanks to an article in the excellent Dorset Life magazine.
Based in the beautiful town of Sherborne, Sundial Press was launched by Frank Kibblewhite, someone who hasn't been afraid of trying out different things in his life: he has been a teacher and lecturer, a record and bookshop owner, a literary cataloguer...
Most of the books published by Sundial have something to do with Dorset and its ambition is to bring back books that have been out of print for years. The press started out with books written by members of the Powys family, and has now published other Dorset authors.
The Dorset Life article is now online HERE, so go and have a read as it is a very interesting story.
All the books published by the press sound very interesting, and I will be keeping an eye on their shop and hopefully purchase a few volumes...
This story is of particular interest to me as I wish to set up a small independent press myself one day.
29/5/2012 03:59:38 pm
Hi! I too am interested in small presses and I'd not heard of the Sundial Press until I read this interesting article. Then I read the article in Dorset Life which is most intriguing and its owner rather fascinating. He seems to publish books which he primarily believes should be in print which I think is rather wonderful. Finally I ordered two books from the Sundial website, one a hardback and one a paperback, and they are excellent in both content and production. Thanks once again.
30/5/2012 02:22:44 am
Hello, Jane. Wow, this is really nice, thank you for your comment! You have been far more efficient than me, I still have to order books from the Sundial Press, I have been too busy these past few weeks to take the time to choose which ones to order first. That's why I write my blog: so if people stop by, they discover things they didn't know about!
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