About Us

Our company, Turtle Light Press, was founded by Rick Black, a former reporter in the Jerusalem bureau of The New York Times, in 2005. By chance, he discovered the art of beautifully crafted, handmade books one day at the Center for Book Arts in New York City. As he browsed informally at the center’s Vandercook proof printers and book presses, he decided that he wanted to learn how to make handmade books himself, thus combining his love of words and images with a longtime desire to work with his hands.

What began as a love affair of handmade books has now turned into a successful artistic venture, creating limited editions of books, handmade and trade poetry titles and artistic photographs of Arlington VA and Falls Church VA as well as other Washington DC places. These images are available in a variety of formats, including prints, web page images, books, and notecards.

At Turtle Light Press, we take our time and use the very best materials to create unique books that you will treasure for a lifetime. It is always our first priority to combine the aesthetically appealing with the best in handmade craftsmanship to produce the finest in high quality art pieces. These unique pieces are for collectors, businesses and individuals to treasure and enjoy. Our work is found in many public and private collections.

Learn More About Us At Turtle Light Press

At Turtle Light Press, we truly value our customers and love to hear what you like about our books and fine art images. We invite you to learn more about our company by reading our bios or taking a look at our products in our online store. Our books and prints are available to the public in several locations: Stifel and Capra Gallery in Falls Church, VA, Farley’s Bookshop in New Hope, PA, Grolier Poetry Book Shop in Cambridge, MA, Through the Moongate in Highland Park, NJ and elsewhere.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 908-227-7951 or write us through the contact form. Thank you for visiting!

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