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Winter texts is the publishing practice of book-designer and writer, Conner Bouchard-Roberts, based out on the Olympic Peninsula. 

 

Founded sometime between 2013 & 2018, I cultivate, design, publish and distribute odd and meaningful books of all sorts. I am endlessly fascinated with the form of a book and how these objects are located in particular times, languages, cultures, and places. I believe a book's form can be a real and significant part of its meaning.

 

I print in editions of 300 copies or less.

 

I am always learning and changing, making mistakes and trying again.

Principles/manifesto (as sketched on a napkin on the OR coast in winter):

  • Books can be sacred

  • What makes a book sacred is a tangle of context, form, & content

  • What makes anything sacred is wildly complicated

  • Books are made to be read

  • Publishing books is an artistic practice

  • Collaboration is dialogic:

    • tempered/formed by rhythm, experimentation and compassion

  • Book design can/should express respect and care for the reader 

  • Books can/should convey value in a deeply felt way

  • There are things more valuable than money

  • The name that can be said is not the true name

  • A book’s true home is in the gift economy

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