List of publishers/presses and associated individuals located at one time or another in Santa Barbara. Special has extensive, though not complete, holdings for most. Special Collections collecting interests: comprehensive lists of publications, complete runs of titles for most publishers, material about history of local presses, correspondence and other material with significant authors.
A. Millard (ca. 1960). 3 entries in UCSB Library Catalog, all variations of The Long Story…, by Alfred Millard.
ABC-CLIO Information Services. Many of ABC-CLIO’s titles are located in Reference.
Academy Publishing (ca. 1966).
Aetheric Press (ca. 1980). See: John Allen Cann, Accompaniments for a Dozen Roses.
Albers, Gary E. See: Christopher’s Books; Water Table Press.
Am Here Books (ca. 1981-1985). 8 entries in UCSB Library Catalog, including works by Tom Clark, Robert Creeley, and Ted Berrigan.
Anson Luman Press (ca. 1993). See title: Felipe de Goicoechea.
Anubis Press. See also: Unicorn Press.
Anvipa Press (Goleta, ca. 1991).
Apartofme Press (ca. 1977). See: John Allen Cann, Translations from the Translucent.
Aquarian Ministry Press (ca. 1928).
Arabesque Books (ca. 1981-1982).
Arc (ca. 1968). 1 entry in UCSB Library Catalog, see also: No ha fallada, by Sanford Dorbin.
Asylum Arts (Santa Maria, ca. 1991-1997). 7 entries in UCSB Library Catalog.
At Speed Press (ca. 1982).
Atavistic Press (ca. 1969-1976). 3 entries in UCSB Library Catalog.
Bandanna Books (ca. 1981-1993; Sasha Newborn, publisher; see also: Mudborn Press). 10 entries in UCSB Library Catalogs.
Beckwith, Brainerd K. See: Gilbar, Literary, 63-64.
Bellerephon Books. No entries in UCSB Library Catalog.
Best Cellar Books (ca. 1990; associated with Capra Press). 1 entry in UCSB Library Catalog.
*Black Sparrow Press (founded by John Martin, 1967-2002; designer Barbara Martin; typography and printing by Graham Mackintosh and Noel Young, esp. pre-1976). Special has an extensive collection of Black Sparrow publications and an ongoing standing order with them; also a large collection of signed, first editions of 20th century authors purchased from John Martin, and related materials such as correspondence between Martin and Charles Bukowski. See also: Gilbar, Literary, 145-146.
Brilliant, Alan. See: Unicorn Press.
Brown‑Browne, Ltd (1931).
Buckner Press (ca. 1993-1996). 3 entries in UCSB Library Catalog.
*Cadmus Editions (ca. 1979-1998; see also: Mackintosh, Graham, and Young, Noel; same as Cadmus Editions later in San Francisco?). 22 entries in UCSB Library Catalog.
Canyon Craft. No entries in UCSB Library Catalog.
*Capra Press(1972- ; formerly Capricorn Press; founded and typography by Noel Young; binding for Harvest Publishers; see also: Best Cellar Books; Tree Frog Press). Special has an extensive collection of Capra Press publications and an ongoing standing order with them.
*Capricorn Press (founded by Noel Young, ca. 1967-1972; typography by Noel Young or Graham Mackintosh; name changed to Capra Press, 1972). 26 entries in UCSB Library Catalog.
Carr (printed by Noel Young, 1957). No entries in UCSB Library Catalog.
Cayucos Books (ca. 1970-1974; see also Capra Press). 6 entries in UCSB Library Catalog.
*Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions. Santa Barbara-based think tank; published the Center Magazine, and numerous monographs and occasional papers. A wide array of world-renowned figures is represented in their publications. Special has a very large Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions Collection (Mss 18).
Chafe, Gary. See: First Press.
Chiron Books (ca. 1989).
*Christopher’s Books (founded by Melissa Maytag, ca. 1970-1980; early books printed by Noel Young, later by Gary Albers; moved to Oakland ca. 1980?). 51 entries in UCSB Library Catalog.
Companion Press (ca. 1990-1996; see also: Freeburg, Jane). 3 entries in UCSB Library Catalog.
Conari Press (ca. 1980). Same as Conari Press in Berkeley in 1990s?
Concord Grove Press (ca. 1975-1993). 17 entries in UCSB Library Catalog.
Connolly Printing and Publishing (ca. 1969). 1 entry in UCSB Library Catalog.
Cordelia Editions (ca. 1984; see also Sipper, Ralph). 7 entries in UCSB Library Catalog. See: Gilbar, Literary, 151.
Crossed Quills Press (ca. 1918). No entries in UCSB Library Catalog.
Daniel, John. See: John Daniel, Publisher.
December Press (ca. 1969).
Doggeral Press (ca. 1979-1983). 5 entries in UCSB Library Catalog.
Dorbin, Sandy [Sanford]. See: First Press.
Durand, Robert. See: Yes! Press.
EastGate Publishers. (ca 1987-1990). 2 entries in UCSB Library Catalog.
First Press (ca. 1965-1967; see also: Dorbin, Sandy, and Chafe, Gary). 4 entries in UCSB Library Catalog.
Fisher & Skofield (ca. 1937; See also: The Pinto Horse, by Charles Elliott Perkins). 1 entry in UCSB Library Catalog.
*Fithian Press. 35 entries in UCSB Library Catalog.
Gibbs Smith, Publisher. See: Gilbar, Literary, 129-130.
Goddard, Dwight (ca. 1934). 16 entries in UCSB Library Catalog.
Grey Arrow Press. No entries in UCSB Library Catalog.
Guevara Press (ca. 1969). 1 entry in UCSB Library Catalog.
Gurze Designs & Books.
Gutierrez, F. de P. (printer; ca. 1892; See also: History of the City of Santa Barbara…). 1 entry in UCSB Library Catalog.
Hare Press (ca. 1967).
Harvest Publishers (ca. 1976; work bound by Capra Press; printed by Sabot Press). 2 entries in UCSB Library Catalog.
Health Science (ca. 1984).
Heyday Press (ca. 1973). Published: Santa Ynez Valley.
Huh Publications. No entries in UCSB Library Catalog.
*J. F. Rowny Press (ca. 1932-196-?). Special has manuscript collection (Pr Mss 12). 135 entries in UCSB Library Catalog
J. Mudfoot, Printer [Judyl Mudfoot] (ca. 1987). See also: Mudborn Press.
Jama Books (ca. 1979).� Published: Santa Barbara: Highlights and History.
Jessup, Richard. See: Gilbar, Literary, 138.
John Daniel Publisher (ca. 1984).
Jupiter’s Ink (Goleta, ca. 1992). Published: James R. Lewis, Martian Astrology.
Kieran (ca. 1998-2000). See: De Garcia, Erin Graffy.
Kimberly Press. See: Gilbar, Literary, 100.
Knockinclash Press (ca. 1976).
Kricket Publications (ca. 1984). 1 entry in UCSB Library Catalog. See: Thompson, Pauline.
Learning Works (ca. 1984).
Mackintosh, Graham (see also: Black Sparrow Press; Capra Press; Capricorn Press; Christopher’s Books; Oyez; Yes! Press). See: Gilbar, Literary, 137-138.
Mackintosh Typography (ca. 1980).
McNally & Loftin, Publishers (ca. 1956- ).� 69 entries in UCSB Library Catalog. See: Gilbar, Literary, 124-125.
Malpelo Press (ca. 1969-1972).�4 entries in UCSB Library Catalog, 3 by Lee Mallory.
Manifest Press. Virginia Cornell. See: Gulbransen, SBNP, 9/2/01, D-7.
Matilija Press (Ojai, ca. 1983-1999).�
Maytag, Melissa. See Christopher’s Books.
Mudborn Press (1975-ca. 1984; see also: J. Mudfoot, Printer; Mudfoot, Judyl; Newborn, Sasha). 49 entries in UCSB Library Catalog. See: Gilbar, Literary, 146.
Mudfoot, Judyl. See: J. Mudborn, Printer; Mudborn Press.
Mudra (ca. 1973-1976). Only titles in UCSB Library Catalog show a Mudra in San Francisco, then Berkeley, during this time period.
Newborn, Sasha. see: Bandanna Books; Mudborn Press.
News‑Press Publishing Company (ca. 1936).
Noel Young Printer (ca. 1948-1969; see also: Capra Press; Capricorn Press; Young, Noel).
Norris Associates Press.
Ye Olde Print Shoppe (1947).
Olive Press (Los Olivos, ca. 1983-1994). Works by Jim and Lynne Norris. 10 entries in UCSB Library Catalog.
Olympus Press (ca. 1985-1998). 4 entries in UCSB Library Catalog.
Osborne’s Book Store (ca 1910s).
Pacific Coast Publishing Company (ca. 1909-1966).
Pacific Travellers Press (ca. 1991). 1 entry in UCSB Library Catalog: William A. Benjamin, Santa Barbara: The American Riviera.
Painted Cave Books (Carpinteria and Santa Barbara, ca. 1969-1973). 5 entries in UCSB Library Catalog.
Para Publishing (ca. 1984-1990; Dan Poynter, publisher). No entries in UCSB Library Catalog.
Pathfinder Publishing (Ventura, ca. 1986).
Pembian Press. No entries in UCSB Library Catalog.
*Peregrine Smith (Santa Barbara ca. 1972-1979; Salt Lake City or Layton, UT from ca. 1974). 128 entries in UCSB Library Catalog. Publisher is Gibbs M. Smith, Ph.D. in history from UCSB and author of Joe Hill (1969).
Peter Whigham Press (ca. 1968; see also Work in Progress). 28 entries in UCSB Library Catalog, 1963-1996, but with Whigham as author or translator. See: A Checklist of the Works of Peter Whigham, the Poet, by Ralph B. Sipper.
Poulsen Publishing Service (1967). 1 entry in UCSB Library Catalog.
Poynter, Dan. See: Para Publishing.
Press of El Barbareno (ca. 1896-1897). 3 entries in UCSB Library Catalog, including 2 relating to a serial with the title El Barbareno.
Quantal Publishing (ca. 1983). 1 entry in UCSB Library Catalog.
Queen of the Missions Pub. Co. (ca. 1981).
Red Hen Press (ca. 1988-1989). UCSB Library Catalog has 2 entries, both by Lee Wardlaw.
Red Rose Press (ca. 1927-1930). 5 entries in UCSB Library Catalog, mainly on religious themes such as Father Divine and Rosicrucians.
Reese, Harry. See: Turkey Press.
Reese, Sandra Liddell See: Turkey Press.
Richler & Co.
Ross‑Erikson Publishers, Inc. (ca. 1977-1984?; Fred Usher, graphic designer; see also Santa Barbara Press). See: Gilbar, Literary, 144-145.
Rowny Press. See: J.F. Rowny Press.
Sabot Press (ca. 1975-1976). 3 entries in UCSB Library Catalog, including Neighborhood Groceries of Santa Barbara… (1976).
Sandollar Press (ca. 1973-1983). 7 entries in UCSB Library Catalog, including two works by Walker Tompkins.
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. Publisher of works on Santa Barbara topics. UCSB Library has works ca. 1939-1998.
Santa Barbara Historical Society. Noticias (quarterly magazine) and other occasional publications.
Santa Barbara Independent. See: Gilbar, Literary, 144.
Santa Barbara Mission.
Santa Barbara Museum of Art. UCSB Library has works ca. 1941-1999.
Santa Barbara Press (1984-1988; distributed remaining titles from Ross-Erikson Publishers; George Erikson, literary agent). See: Gilbar, Literary, 145.
Santa Barbara News & Review. See: Gilbar, Literary, 143-144.
Santa Cruz Island Foundation. Check for publications about the Channel Islands.
Santa Teresa Press (ca. 1985-1992). Jim Pepper, owner. 4 entries in UCSB Library Catalog, including The Big Brass Ring: An Original Screenplay, by Orson Welles (1987).
Savory, Teo. See: Unicorn Press.
*Schauer Press (ca. 1920-� ; also known as Schauer Printing Studio).
Schauer Printing Studio. See: Schauer Press.
Schiller, Alan (ca. 1968).
SeaScape Press. Len Lamensdorf. See: Gulbransen, SBNP, 9/2/01, D-7.
Shining Star Press (ca. 1987).
Shoreline Press (ca. 1994-1997). See: Chiacos; Wilcox.
Sipper, Ralph (Joseph the Provider; see: Cordelia Editions).
Siwash Press (Lisa Courtney and James Forman, ca. 1983).
*Skofield, Hobart. Skofield, longtime resident of Santa Barbara, earlier was associated with the William Rudge printing firm. He was a consultant with Special for many years and helped to develop its collections. Special has the Skofield Printers Collection, with about 20,000 volumes relating to printing, typography, the history of writing and the book, fine presses, small presses, and especially California presses. Most of the items printed/published in Santa Barbara are located here. Special also has nearly 40 manuscript collections, including those of Skofield and Rudge.
Solo Press (Atascadero, ca. 1992).
Summer Stream Press (ca. 1983).
Sun Press (ca. 1965-1968).
Sunflower Press (ca. 1922; printing by Schauer).
Sunwise Press (ca. 1951). Published Santa Ines Hermosa…
Tom Buhl Typographers.
Tree Frog Press (ca. 1973; affiliated with Capra Press).
Tree Press (ca. 1971).
Triple R. Press (Goleta, ca. 1977).
Tsunami Press (ca. 1982-1987).
*Turkey Press (Cranston, R.I., ca. 1975-1976; Berkeley, ca. 1976-1977; Isla Vista, ca. 1978- ; design, printing and binding by Harry and Sandra Liddell Reese; handmade papers by Harry Reese). See: Gilbar, Literary, 147.
*Unicorn Press (founded by Ken Maytag, 1966; director and designers Alan Brilliant and Teo Savory; letterpress printing generally by Noel Young; Alan Brilliant assumed ownership in 1972 and moved to North Carolina; see also: Anubis Press). See: Gilbar, Literary, 130-131.
*University Art Museum (1959 - ).
*University of California, Santa Barbara.
Usher, Fred. See: Ross-Erikson Publishers.
W. Hebberd (Wallace Hebberd; ca. 1925-1973). Twenty-one entries in UCSB Library Catalog. See: Gilbar, Literary, 63.
Water Table Press (founded by Gary E. Albers, ca. 1970-1972). Design, typography and printing by Gary Albers.
Watertower Press (ca. 1969). Special has 2 titles.
Woodbridge Press (ca. 1974-1980). Publishers of works dealing with organic food production, natural health, and healing. University Libraries have several titles.
Work In Progress (ca. 1967; see also: Peter Whigham Press).
Wyvern Press (ca. 1981).
Yes! Press (founded by Noel Young and Robert Durand, 1972-ca. 1977).
Young, Noel (see: Black Sparrow Press; Cadmus Editions; Capra Press; Capricorn Press; Carr; Christopher’s Books; Harvest Publishers; Unicorn Press; Yes! Press).
Zilzal Press (ca. 1985-1989). 13 entries in UCSB Library Catalog, all works by Abd al-Hayy Moore.
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