About Us

Detail -- "Eternal Window" from The Amichai Windows

Detail — “Eternal Window” from The Amichai Windows

Whether you’re looking for a limited edition artist book to treasure or a note card to comfort a friend, at Turtle Light Press we take our time to do it right. We use the very best materials to create unique books, prints and cards that will last 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 as well as in stores primarily in the Washington, D.C., area.

Our Story

Our company, Turtle Light Press, was founded in 2005 by Rick Black, a former reporter in the Jerusalem bureau of The New York Times.

“By chance, I was walking down 27th Street in New York City when I noticed a big banner, “Center for Book Arts,” says Rick. “I went upstairs and discovered another world of beautifully crafted, handmade artist books and broadsheets.”

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 artist books himself, thus combining his love of words and images with a longtime desire to work with his hands. He now specializes in particular in Hebrew and Jewish-themed artist books.

What began as a love affair of handmade artist books has now turned into a successful artistic venture, creating limited edition books, handmade and trade poetry titles and portrait photographs of Arlington VA and Falls Church VA for businesses and homeowners. These images are available in a variety of formats, including prints, web page images, books, and notecards.

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 taking a look at our products in our online store. Our commercial books, prints and note cards are available in several locations: Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in Hyattsville, MD, Lebanese Taverna Market in Arlington, VA, Design Frames 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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