About Rebecca Press
Rebecca Press was established by Rebecca Saady Bingham (that’s me) in 1980 for the purpose of publishing miniature books, although a couple of larger books have slipped into the mix. After from a 20-year hiatus, the press began publishing again in 2016.
I have to thank Miriam Owen Irwin (Mosaic Press) for introducing me to miniature books, a kindness that literally changed my life. When I met her, I was collecting miniature dollhouse furniture and her printed dollhouse-size books intrigued me (in fact, I eventually wrote one on opals for her) but didn’t awaken particularly strong feelings. However, she happened to have with her a couple of examples of the larger size miniature books (under 3″ but definitely not dollhouse scale), and the moment I saw those I knew I had to make miniature books. Venus Explor’d, the first book of the press, was published 2 months later. I knew nothing about bookmaking or binding when I started. But here’s the truth: you can learn a lot in a very short time if you are obsessed enough and willing to drive everybody around you crazy in pursuit of your goal. I am not saying this is a good thing; it is simply a fact as I know it.
A (mostly up-to-date) chronology of Rebecca Press books can be found here.
Read more about Rebecca Press publications and miniature books:
The Lady or the Tiger?
Defining the Rainbow
Early Rebecca Press Miniature Books
Collecting Miniature Books
A Moveable Miniature Book Box
Articles about Rebecca Press Books
- MBS Newsletter, July 2018: Defining the Rainbow
- The Microbibliophile, September 2017: The Lady or the Tiger Review