Larkspur Press

Larkspur Press in Monterey, Kentucky produces books that are works of art.  Larkspur has printed books by Wendell Berry, Bobbie Ann Mason, James Baker Hall, Frederick Smock, Guy Davenport, and Ed McClanahan, just to name a few.  From their website:


All our work is handset in metal type and printed mainly on a hand-fed C&P. Sometimes the artwork (photo engravings, woodcuts and wood engravings) are printed on a Vandercook #4 or on a Washington hand press. We publish mostly Kentucky writers in two editions. The regular edition is printed on fine machine made paper, and since 2005 hand bound at the press. The special editions are printed on moldmade or handmade paper and hand bound, usually with decorated papers over boards.

A few more pieces about Larkspur Press:

NPR 2017 

Garden & Gun Magazine 2015

The following is a list of Larkspur Press books that Carmichael's is pleased to carry. Please note that our current stock of Larkspur titles is not reflected on our website. Due to the nature of the press and the time they dedicate to making their handcrafted books, we cannot guarantee a specific delivery date. We appreciate your patience.