Bespoke bookbinders Thornwillow publish singular drink recipes in unforgettable libretto imprints. We’ll drink to that!
This spring, be a gentleman in repose, by keeping in your wet bar several “neat” volumes of Manhattan-based stationer-bookmaker’s pocket-sized custom-designed booklets, featuring the recipes and histories of your favorite poison.
Bloody Mary, by Jeff Pogash
“The origins of one of the world’s best-loved and complex cocktails appear rooted in early 20th-century Paris, possibly wending their way from fabled Harry’s New York bar across the Atlantic to the St. Regis King Cole bar. Jeffrey M. Pogash is a world-renowned spirits specialist, collector of cocktail recipes, books, and ephemera relating to the bar and bottle.”
So says Thornwillo Press: “As an era of electronic books begin, Thornwillow embarks on its libretto series. The series will regularly feature the work of celebrated writers—both established greats and dazzling up-and-comers—of fiction and non-fiction, in both prose and poetry. The Thornwillow Libretto will comprise a growing collection of voices commemorating our times for times to come. Each volume in the Libretto series will appear both in a sewn letterpress wrapper binding and also a special edition run of 150 leather-bound, signed and numbered copies.
Paper version: bound in letterpress wrapper, limited to 5,000 copies. $40
Half-leather version: printed on hand-finished paper, bound in leather and handmade paste paper, presented in a clamshell box, signed by the author, limited to 150 copies. $400.” Thornwillow.com