Our front doors are currently open for drop-ins & retail shopping, and in accordance with our state’s official recommendation, we ask that you wear a mask inside, even if you are COVID-vaccinated! Our hours are back to our usual 12-5, Monday-Saturday, or by appointment outside of that.
Our Beacon Hill shop is still closed to drop-ins and will be for the rest of the year—stay safe!—but we are available for custom work. You can also come to us for retail cards, gifts, etc., by shopping one-on-one, appointment only, or through our Etsy store! Local customers are always welcome to forgo shipping and pick up an Etsy order by appointment as well, just send a message with the order.
I’ve put away spring and summer things to make room for seasonal items, and added something new I’ve been working on: re-loadable journals.
The covers are at the moment almost all unique, wrapped in decorative Japanese papers from the 1930s or the 70s, depending. There are several varieties of content pages available (lined, blank, task manager), and the wirebound contents of these journals are replaceable, changeable, etc., whatever helps you stay organized!
Our front doors are closed to drop-ins until further notice, for the safety & health of both our customers and ourselves, but! We are still working.
For custom letterpress printing, we are available to discuss projects by phone or email, with samples transferred by photo, contactless pickup, or appointment.
For retail cards, prints, broadsides, journals, etc.: we are on Etsy, although that is not a complete list of everything we sell. If you would like to find something not on the list, something specific, or schedule an appointment for one-on-one in-person shopping (masks and all), please call or email us!
Saturday, December 7th! We’re tabling at the Arts & Crafts Fair of the Mt. Baker Home Tour — tickets for the home tour are a major fundraiser for the Mt. Baker Community Center, although the art fair in the Clubhouse is completely free to attend & peruse! (10 am to 4 pm)
Friday, December 13th! The School of Visual Concepts is having a FREE talk & poetry reading by their current artist-in-residence, Claudia Castro Luna—she’ll be discussing her letterpress printed artist’s book One River, a Thousand Voices:
There will ALSO be a letterpress pop-up shop! We & several other local letterpress printers will have tables there. Again, the event itself is free! But please do RSVP for a chair at the reading. (6 pm – 9 pm)
Saturday, December 14th! Our studio-mate Darius X and his Linocut Night School friends are doing a pop-up sale here in the shop! Come out and support local queer printmakers, see & buy their work!!
Also, there’ll be a make your own print station, and snacks & drinks. (12 pm – 6 pm)
Sunday, December 15th! The 8th Annual Mercatini di Natale pop-up sale—local artists & artisans in Beacon Hill’s FABULOUS pizzeria & Italian restaurant, Bar Del Corso.
(12 pm – 4 pm)
Woof! Listen, if you can’t keep track of all that, same. Just wander around the city the next two weeks, you’ll probably trip over us eventually.
In all honesty Forte isn’t the most ideal shop cat we’ve ever had—he will absolutely sit on anything important we leave out incautiously. So we gave him a bunch of very tall shelves and cabinets as a tempting alternative.