getting in touch
18741 Cohasset St., Los Angeles, California, 91335
always by appointment. we're flexible.
1336 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94702
Mondays and Wednesdays by appointment
WHO WE ARE
Annemarie Munn is the owner/main press operator of Ladybones Print Shop. While growing up in rural Northern California, she was lucky enough to live in a house replete with broadsides and chapbooks both letterpress and otherwise, mostly poetry, mostly printed in the Bay Area during the 1960s and 1970s.
Although she spent years in academia studying philosophy and creative writing, in late 2008 Annemarie finally gave in to the siren call of ink and paper, and was lucky enough to begin her printing career as an intern with the San Francisco Center for the Book's Imprint division, where her first project was to print the Small Plates edition of Reparations, an accordion book by former Black Panther Minister of Culture Emory Douglas.
Since then she has worked in various printshops, bookshops, and binderies, and printed as much as possible. Annemarie is proud to be the steward of the Vandercook SP-15 from Five Trees, a women's printing collective from the 70s and 80s, which came to her from Eileen Callahan; the purchase of this press inspired the opening of Ladybones Print Shop (thank goodness). In her spare time Annemarie is a knitter and a very serious amateur weightlifter.
VOLUNTEER AT LADYBONES
If you'd like to learn more about how we do things around here, or would like to get some hands on experience in a print shop, come volunteer with us.
RESTORATION: We have completed the restoration of a 1949 Heidelberg Super Speed Ultra 1 (windmill) and a 1932 Vandercook #17 (the first Vandercook proof press to have an automated inking system), and are currently in search of a new restoration project. If you have a sad rusty press you want to see fixed up, get in touch!
BINDERY: Ladybones is constantly seeking out small publishing projects. Come bind books, zines, chapbooks, portfolios, and more. There's always something unique coming down the pipe.
PRINT PRODUCTION: We are always putting ink on things, so get messy with us.