the synaesthesia press : printer : publisher : bookseller : I founded the press with Steve Fisher in 1991. Steve named the press. We were on the phone at 4am or so (Steve’s normal hours to converse) and he told me we should start a press, and we should call it the synaesthesia press. I immediately agreed, and after we hung up I ran to the dictionary to look up “synaesthesia”. These days, Steve is no longer among the living; however, I am. So, as a letterpress printer and a publisher, I make whatever it is I like...and have time to manage. As a bookseller, I generally specialize in good, used books of a subversive nature. In other words, anything by or about Beatniks, Commies, Outsiders, drug addicts, hustlers, perverts, drifters & grifters; I like art books and Artists’ Books; any sleaze published before, say, 1970; outlaw poetry and prose; in other words, anything you’d be embarrassed to show your mom.
synaesthesia press : 213-221-4012: 1947 S. Santa Fe Avenue : Los Angeles : 90021