FINE PRESS BOOKS
I LANSTON TYPE COMPANY I GERALD GIAMPA I
¶ COBBLESTONE PRESS at 323 in Cambie Street. Later the plant expanded several times in the same building. Giampa kept this location but leased another store front on the street level of the same building. Later yet the shop expanded next door. Giampa mentored here under Wil Hudson who had previously occupied these premises.
Cobblestone Press was on the border of the financial district. Close to Chinatown and even closer to old Vancouver which is know as 'Gastown'.
The Cobblestone Press Society was formed after the "famous book war" with the Alcuin Society.
¶ GERALD GIAMPA spent eight years in these premises. Cobblestone Press became a very trendy print shop. It was frequented by the rich and famous. Poets and artists visited the place on a regular basis.
FINE PRESSWORK WAS APPRECIATED IN VANCOUVER
¶ THIS IS THE MORNING preparing for the official formation of the Cobblestone Press Society. Martin Jensen is seen deep into the hallway. Jensen, Poet and Editor is on the left, I am the man with the Smith's Brothers beard is on the right.
I worked together with Martin Jensen for many years and have the utmost respect for not only the man, but for his words. Few recite poetry with more power.
Whatever you do, don't ask Jensen about the hat trick!