The Book Press Ltd of Williamsburg, Virginia has announced they are about to close their public shop at 1304 Jamestown Road effective June 15th. Book stores in well-travelled areas have long resisted the persistent trend of open book shops closing across the United States and Europe.
Fortunately the shop will continue to be open for visitors by appointment who can reach their staff by email and/or phone.
They will continue to offer “a wide range of books, maps and prints” relating to “books on Architecture, Fine and Applied Arts, Gardening, the Book Arts (including the History of Printing), Colonial Americana and Virginiana, Wine and Horticulture, as well as Rare Books in selected subject areas.”
The firm was established in 1973 by John Robert Curtis, Jr. who has long been a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America.
Some of their stock will continue to be accessible via a web link on their continuing to be active website: www.bookpress.com Their inventory link is currently being fiddled with and it will take a bit of time to resolve.
Mr. Curtis has also expressed an interest to transfer portions of their inventory to buyers or to find a younger candidate to take the business over altogether.
We encourage direct contacts.
Telephone: (757) 229-1260
Ask for John or Susan Canoy, our Office Manager