The Petrarch Press

Revival of the Petrarch Press (2002-Present)

Front Entrance.THE PETRARCH PRESS in Oregon House, California is a revival and expansion of the late Peter Bishop’s own Petrarch Press, which produced a series of special, hand-printed, limited editions both in Northern California and in New York City from 1985 through 1996. The Petrarch Press now builds on the rich history of 110 years of fine-press printing, using our passion and standards of refinement to create lasting fine editions of great world literature with a focus on typography.

The new Petrarch Press is formed as a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, and is supported by donations from its supporters and by the sale of its books. With the help of a small group of dedicated volunteers, the Press aims to continue the tradition of creating hand-printed books in a world that increasingly values ephemeral information over timeless values.