Nawakum Press  |  Publisher of Fine Press and Artists' Books

Winner of the 2016 Carl Hertzog Award of Excellence for Book Design

PLEASE NOTE: On October 9, 2017 all Nawakum Press book inventory was lost to the Sonoma County firestorm.




An artist book of Bruno Schulz’s short story The Republic of Dreams, with a new translation by Madeline Levine and chine collé etchings by artist Tom Wood.


And yet the books will be there on the shelves, separate beings,
That appeared once, still wet
As shining chestnuts under a tree in autumn,
And, touched, coddled, began to live
In spite of fires on the horizon, castles blown up,
Tribes on the march, planets in motion.
“We are,” they said, even as their pages
Were being torn out, or a buzzing flame
Licked away their letters.

Czeslaw Milosz, from And Yet The Books