Selections of the Month

Selection of the Month: May 2015

2015-May-ErdrichBroadside 

Detail of:

Blue by Louise Erdrich
Wood engraving by Gaylord Schanilec
From the portfolio:
First & (last)
Midnight Ruminator
Stockholm, WI: Midnight Paper Sales, 2004
Hand-printed at Midnight Paper Sales in an edition of 110 copies of which this is 105

This broadside was made to commemorate a reading by Louise Erdrich at Ruminator Books, a much-beloved independent bookstore in St. Paul that closed in 2004. The delicate engraved image of the cloud is typical of the work of artist Gaylord Schanilec, who created the images for the edition. Erdrich, in addition to being an internationally-recognized, award-winning author, is also owner of Birchbark Books, a small, independent bookstore in Minneapolis.