Peter Pauper Press

Founded in 1928, when Peter Beilenson set up a small press in his father's basement, Peter Pauper Press produced handsome, finely bound letterpress volumes of prose and poetry, including works by John Donne, Shakespeare, Benjamin Franklin, and hundreds more. The books were sold at “prices even a pauper could afford,” though many included slipcovers, handmade paper, one- or two-color printing, and illustrations, woodcuts, and graphics by some of the 20th century’s most acclaimed artists.

Today Peter Pauper Press is one of America’s leading publishers of fine gift books, unique journals and quality stationery.