Subscribing to the Arion Press
A PASSION FOR FINE BOOKS
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Those wishing to collect Arion Press limited editions are invited to join our subscriber group. Members include general readers, art collectors, scholars, and appreciators of fine printing and book design, as well as museums and libraries. There is no fee to join. Subscription involves a commitment to purchase each book in our ongoing subscription series, generally two to three books per year, at an annual cost of approximately $2,000 reflecting a 30% subscriber’s discount. To initiate your subscription in 2012, we ask that you purchase all books in the current year’s series as well as those from the previous year’s series, which would be the following:
The total cost for the initial subscription is $3,605 plus shipping charges and sales tax, if you are a California state resident. Certain publications that are more expensive or specialized in subject, or are additional features to books, are designated as optional for subscribers. Examples include our folio Bible, Andrew Jackson Grayson’s The Birds of the Pacific Slope, and extra prints issued with artist books. One of the benefits of subscription is that subscribers are given the first opportunity to purchase these optional publications, which often are in extremely limited editions, and a subscriber discount applies, usually between 10% and 30%. Our three most recent optional items are:
Subscribers are sent a prospectus and an invoice as each new book is released, with payment to be remitted within thirty days. We ship books via UPS Ground upon receipt of payment. Some subscribers choose to pre-authorize payment to their MasterCard, American Express or Visa credit card, in which case we ship the book with paid receipt upon the publication’s release.
An Arion Press subscription also entitles you to purchase one copy each of previously published books and prints, if available, at the prevailing subscriber discount. This is usually 30%, but may be less. From time to time, subscribers are sent gratis letterpress-printed keepsakes. As a subscriber, you are always welcome to visit the Press, and we invite you to special events — including readings, lectures, publication parties, and exhibitions — held here and elsewhere.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, or if you would like to speak further about what subscription entails. We appreciate your interest and look forward to welcoming you to our group of collectors.
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"Arion Press, a San Francisco publisher, produces some of the most beautiful limited-edition, handprinted books in the world. It carries on a grand legacy of San Francisco printers and bookmakers. There are too few things in the world that can be said to be done with perfect love and care. Arion makes fresh art out of old (and not so old) literature by matching artist and writer with typeface, paper and binding."
"Innovative design, imaginative combinations of texts and artwork, and immaculate letterpress production have made Arion’s books centerpieces in many private and public collections around the world."
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