Mad Press Parrot Makes Limited Edition Artists Books

Mad Parrot Press

Books, the Old Way, By Hand.


Two fine press printers, a parrot, and a book.

It’s ink and paper alchemy.

Mad Parrot Press is now taking official reservations for

The Wind in the Willows

Greetings from those of us quarantined happily at Toad Hall!

 Toad, Mole, and Badger are social distancing but while they forgo close encounters along the river,

it is with great pleasure that Mad Parrot Press announces our upcoming publication of

 Kenneth Graham’s The Wind in the Willows

Illustrated by Vladimir Zimakov

with a new introduction by Peter Hunt

Release date: September 15, 2020


As a special incentive, the first 25 respondents to advance purchase with a

minimum $500 deposit will receive the book at a 10% discount.

Payment details at the bottom of the page.

Deposits are encouraged and payment plans are also welcome. Even if you do not take advantage of the discount, those of you who have requested a place on the reservation list are assured of a book, but we ask you to please contact us again to confirm your interest. Thank you.

We have completed the typesetting, editing, and corrections for the book and it is set in 14pt Centaur with Arrighi. It has a page size of 11.25 x 14 inches (28.5 x 35.5cm), 134 pages not including illustrations, front or back matter, printed on St. Armand Canal cotton rag paper. There will be 12 multi-color linoleum cuts sized at 8 x 9.25 inches complementing the text blocks on the pages. Additionally, there are 6 single color linoleum cuts scattered throughout the book. 

Seventy-five copies will be available for sale at $2,000. Ten deluxe copies in individual presentation bindings by Chad Pastotnik starting at $2500. Also, five copies in sheets will be available for binders at $1500.

We look forward to hearing from you. If you have any questions please send them our way.

Our best to you all, and may you and your loved ones be safe,

Chad and James

For Reservation Deposit Only

Journal Entry

October 23rd

Artists & Printers

And One Crazy Parrot