Summer 2017
News from Oak Knoll

Since you've last heard from us, Oak Knoll has acquired several new book collections, released a publishing catalogue and special catalogue, hired on new staff, and received several exciting book reviews. We offer you the full breakdown below.
Oak Knoll Books Acquires the Collection of David Trainer

Just last month, Oak Knoll was able to acquire the personal collection of David Trainer. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, books-about-books were the core subjects of David's collection, spanning from papermaking and marbling to bookbinding. Having retired from the field of computer science after 30+ years, David and his wife, Joyce, are avid readers and now enjoy spending as much time with their children and grandchildren as possible. You can view his collection online by using our advanced search option and selecting "from the collection of David Trainer" in the Collections field.

Oak Knoll Books & Press Welcomes Gene Sartori as its Office Manager

Oak Knoll has recently hired Gene Sartori to be our new Office Manager, filling the vacancy left by Peggy Taylor. Gene brings an eclectic background to his position at Oak Knoll Books and Press. He has over 20 years of retail experience, and is a mixed media artist and graphic designer. Please contact him with any questions regarding orders, shipments, and payments!
2017 Publishing Catalogue Released

Our new publishing and distribution catalogue arrived on customer doorsteps and inboxes earlier this month. Browse our newly issued, forthcoming, recent, and selected older titles at the links below if you haven't already.

Upcoming Book Fairs


Friday August 11 - Monday August 14

San Francisco Bay Area, CA



Friday September 8th 5-9pm (opening preview to benefit Rare Book School)

Saturday September 9th 11am-7pm

Sunday September 10th 11am-5pm

Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY (Brooklyn Expo Center)

From the Antiquarian Department, our latest special catalogue highlights books by Michael Peich & The Aralia Press and was released to customers in June. Many books were duplicates and copies still remain. Check them out below!

The Reviews Are In!

See what noted reviewers, book critics, and publications are saying about Oak Knoll titles:

"A definitive and deeply researched history of LEC was long overdue...absorbing, highly enjoyable, and finely written...Bibliophiles will take pleasure in looking at and handling Grossman's book for the warmth and charm of its production."
-Pradeep Sebastian, The Hindu
"Collectors, booksellers, cultural historians and librarians are the target audience of Robert Thake's scrupulous, meticulous, sumptuously produced and painstakingly researched biography of a book . . . Thake is omniscient and his lusciously illustrated book a model of scholarship."
- David Coward,  TLS
"Carol Twombly... has been billed as 'the first book on type design centered around the career of one woman.' I would argue that it is more important than that. It is the first full-length biography of a type designer of the digital era - man or woman. ... an essential addition to the bookshelves of anyone seriously interested in the history of type design."
-Paul Shaw,  PRINT Magazine
"William S. and Sylvia Holton Peterson have provided what will be forever the definitive account of this famous little book. . . . beautifully produced by the Oak Knoll Press."
-John Maddicott, The Book Collector
"A truly remarkable achievement. ... There is no student of Boswell or Johnson who will not take pleasure and heart in this large and impressive book."
-Robert DeMaria, Jr., Johnsonian News Letter
"Pioneering and truly impressive ... highly recommended for those interested in this fascinating, important and little-studied aspect of book trade history."
-Robert Milevski, Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America
"For those generally interested in fine bindings, this is the next best thing to having the bindings in hand. Highly Recommended."
-Frank Lehmann,  Guild of Book Workers Newsletter
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