Chester River Press

Limited Edition Letterpress,
Editing and Design for the Trade.

Heart of Darkeness

Awarded the 2010 Carl Herzog Award for Design Excellence with Deep Wood Press

CRP's Illiad and Odyssey

Large format design and production.

Books the Old Way, by Hand

"An extraordinary book"

This Macchu Picchu, translated by David Young, is axtraordinary indeed.
~W.S. Merwin

"A beautiful edition"

What an extraordinary effort! A beautiful edition of  Neruda’s Macchu Picchu.
~Charles Wright, U.S. Poet Laureate

"A splendid presentation"

“The presswork is exemplary as is the design. I salute you and your team on a superior project.”
~Barry Moser


Photo Albums: A New Service

You have a collection of fine images to share with the world but can’t afford the absurdly high prices you find online. Check with us. We offer exquisite process color on premium gloss paper, casebound with foils stamped cover and spine with full-color dust jackets for as low as $22.50 per book. All this, professionally designed and delivered to your doorstep.

A Place To Stand

Kent County By Water

Razor sharp color

Four-color process printing, not inkjet!

Full-color dustjacket over casebound covers

This combination makes for an impressive coffee table book of your work.

Affordability Without Compromising Quality

We can seriously beat most online prices for photo albums. These are beautifully casebound with color dust jackets. For example. a 130-page book can cost less than $23 each in quantities of 300.

Soon to be released. Pulitzer Prize poet Franz Wright’s last authorized chapbook, Transfusion, forty signed.

Moon As Bright As Water, the 11th Century poems of Chin Kuan

translated by William MacNaughton and David Young.

Have a publishing project? Be in touch with us.

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Mailing address;

200 Canon St


Chestertown, MD