Heyeck Press

About the Press

The Heyeck 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
Francisco, California

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"

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