About the Press
The Heyeck Press was founded January 1, 1976, in Woodside, California.
We offer beautifully printed books with significant literary content or, in the case of the marbling books, historical significance.
Our fine limited edition books have all been printed with metal type on dampened handmade paper. Their hard bindings are covered in either hand-marbled papers or hand marbled silk. Some have quarter leather bindings; some have slipcases, some have drop-spine boxes. All are numbered and are signed by the authors. See the individual descriptions for details on specific books. All of our fine books are first editions.
Our books in paper wrapper bindings are also printed with metal type, but the paper is a high quality 80 lb. machine made stock rather than handmade paper. They have Smythe sewn bindings or, in the case of the Flowering Quince Poetry Series, they are hand stitched. Their prices are considerably lower than the fine edition books and they are not signed or numbered. Some of the paper wrapper books are trade editions of one of our fine books. The others are all first editions. Some have hand marbled paper covers.
2007: “California Printers in the Fine Press Tradition 1976 – 2006,” Green Library, Stanford University, Stanford, California
2004: “Girl Printers,” Neilson Library, Smith College, North Hampton, Massachusetts
2003: “Girl Printers,” Union College, Schenectady, New York
1998: "Contemporary Paper Marblers," Wideman Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
1998: "The Book as a Work of Art," Queens Library Gallery, Queens Borough, New York
1997: "Book Works 1997!," Pacific Center for the Book Arts, San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, California
1996: "Poetry Publication Showcase," Poets House, New York, New York
1995: "Favorite Book," Department of Special Collections, Stanford University, California
1994: "Contemporary Women Book Artists," Wellesley College, Massachusetts
1994: "Book Works," Pacific Center for the Book Arts, San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, California
1994: "Design Bookbindings," The Book Club of California, San Francisco, California
1993: "Marbling as Fine Art," Cantonsville College, Baltimore, Maryland
1992: "Second International Marblers' Gathering Exhibition," Fort Mason, San
1992: "Celebrating Women Who Make Books," Mills College, Oakland, California
1992: "Zeitgenossische Hanpressendrucke," Grand Palais, Paris, France
1990: "Marbling on Purpose," one woman show, Julie Holcomb Gallery, San Francisco, California
1989: "Art by Chance: Fortuitous Impressions," Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri
1988: "Forwarding the Book," Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
1988: "The World of Decorative Paper," Institute for the Book Arts, University of Alabama
1987: "Fine Presses of California," William Andrews Clark Library, University of California, Los Angeles
1986: "A Gathering of Fine Press Printers," Oxford Polytechnic Library, Oxford, England
1985: "The Book Arts in America," San Francisco Public Library
1984: "Images of Mind, Images of Making," San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, California
1983: "Fine Books and Broadsides," Katherine Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
1982: "Poems at an Exhibition," Tressider Union, Stanford University
1982: "Fine Printing in the Bay Area," Stanford University Library
1981: "The Handcrafted Book in California," California Crafts Museum, Palo Alto, California
1981: "Fortieth Western Books Exhibition"
1977: "Western Books Exhibition"