The Lumiere Press Archives

The creative history of publishing and book craft at Lumiere Press has been preserved at The Lumiere Press Archives at The Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto.

The Lumiere Press Archives contain a complete set of the press's titles as well as a wide array of artifacts including: correspondence, manuscripts, design layouts, prototype bindings, and audiotape interviews.

To explore the archives and the history of the press click on the following links.

THE BOOK CATALOGUE - A complete list of our books accompanied by the text of the original prospectus with images depicting features of the books and items drawn from the archives.

THE CAPONIGRO PAPERS - Seventy-four items selected from the production of Paul Caponigro: On Prior Lane: A Firefly's Light as a representative sampling of the kind of artifacts held in the archives.

THE PICTURE GALLERIES - Picture collections from selected titles, an exhibition of archival material, and a case study of the making of books.