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Levellers Press

The earliest publishers were also printers. These noble careers diverged as the cost of owning newer, high speed printing equipment became too expensive an investment for most publishers. Those publishers who continued to print, and there are a number in the Connecticut Valley of Massachusetts, preserve the hands-on creation of fine works of art and literature. Adastra Press, Kat Ran Press, Pennyroyal Press, Swamp Press, and Warwick Press all work locally, carrying on a 500-year-old tradition, creatively combining letterpress, offset, and high-resolution digital imaging. Levellers Press, formed by the worker-owners of Collective Copies in 2009, comes from a completely different direction to a publishing world in flux. We have witnessed a revolution in imaging technology from the first analog color copiers, to Xerox Docutechs in the 1990s, to today's 2400 dpi Xerox Docucolors printing on sheets as large as 13 x 19 inches. Unwieldy graphic files and slow computer processing have given way to lean Adobe Acrobat documents, high speed scanners and speedier RIPs (rasterized image processing). Our core business allows us to own this new technology, including the bindery equipment that completes a high quality print-on-demand publication. We find ourselves imbedded in the rich political and cultural environment of Western Massachusetts where many worthy manuscripts go unpublished. As Levellers Press we hope to provide a ready vehicle for authors whether we publish their work or help in a self-publishing effort. We have worked successfully with authors and publishers all over the U. S. and welcome all inquiries.
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Levellers PressTuesday, January 17th, 2017 at 10:49am
Great compact video on the IWW by The Wobblies in Their Heyday author Eric Thomas Chester: http://bit.ly/2k129OA
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Levellers Press shared Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA)'s photo.Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 at 9:32pm
For those that felt, endured, and finally overcame the pain of their upbringing, this is for you.
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Levellers PressThursday, January 5th, 2017 at 12:37pm
Thanks to Garry Brown and the Republican for this great review of Jim Kaplan's estimable Clearing the Bases: A Veteran Sportswriter on the National Pastime. Jim will speaks February 7 at the Northampton Senior Center at 1:30 and here at the Off the Common Bookshop on February 13 at 5:30. Few people know more about the game than Jim. http://bit.ly/2hVj1Rl
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Levellers Press updated their cover photo.Thursday, January 5th, 2017 at 12:29pm
Jane Yolen's book of poems, Before The Vote After goes on sale Friday at our stores in Amherst and Florence! Available online at: http://bit.ly/2hOACz6 Thanks to Hans Teensma for good and quick work on the cover.
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Levellers Press updated their cover photo.Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 at 8:29pm
Jane Yolen's book of poems, Before The Vote After goes on sale Friday at our stores in Amherst and Florence! Available online at: http://bit.ly/2hOACz6 Thanks to Hans Teensma for good and quick work on the cover.

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Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 at 6:32pm
For those that felt, endured, and finally overcame the pain of their upbringing, this is for you. https://t.co/aQ4OnNLC1B
Thursday, January 5th, 2017 at 9:37am
Thanks to Garry Brown and the Republican for this great review of Jim Kaplan's estimable Clearing the Bases: A... https://t.co/3zRO9OJA0O
Thursday, January 5th, 2017 at 9:37am
Thanks to Garry Brown and the Republican for this great review of Jim Kaplan's estimable Clearing the Bases: A... https://t.co/Aiq0fbob2L
Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 at 6:49pm
If you haven't had a chance to hear Ed Orzechowski speak on his new book "You'll Like it Here": The Story of... https://t.co/6HbwAKC3xP

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