About us

Nowt Press has returned with a series of no-frills, A4 pdfs, printable on any desktop, which can be folded, stapled and distributed at your end. We are taking our cue from Proboscis, with their wonderful, downloadable, folding books. But we have never been able to really make them work, and so are making our constructions as simple as possible: this is about the dissemination of provocative writing, ideas and images, more than it is about books.

Nowt Press was founded in 2004 when Steve Hanson and Robert Galeta published New and Accurate Maps of the World, volume 1, in an edition of 200. This was followed by Hanson’s Beyond Retro and a scattering of pamphlets. Nowt Press then typeset Ken Sparnes’ Collected Poems, in collaboration with Girl in the Chemist, Bradford, and Hibrida. Finally, The Collated Total was issued, along with a hand-made improvisational edition from Guy Begbie.

We gathered some press, mainly through the UWE Book Arts newsletter. In 2009, Nowt Press were involved in a Multiples symposium at Hereford College of Arts with Dr. Stephen Bury of The British Library (he is now the Andrew W. Mellon Chief Librarian at the Frick Art Reference Library).

Contact us: nowtpress@gmail.com

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