News ยท 12/06/2011

New books from Ben Tanzer

Ben Tanzer’s ebook of stories So Different Now is published today by CCLaP, under a “pay what you want” system. Or you can buy New York Stories, a print book that gathers these new stories together with Ben’s earlier collection Repetition Patterns. From the CCLaP website,

The Chicago Center for Literature and Photography is proud to present its first-ever premier publishing event, exquisitely done high-priced handmade books created specifically for professional collectors and hardcore fans. In this case, it’s a compendium of two smaller ebook story collections by Ben Tanzer, Repetition Patterns from 2008 and So Different Now from 2011, entitled The New York Stories since all the pieces are set in the same small upstate New York town, similar to the one where Tanzer actually grew up. The book features a full Colophon, signature/provenance page, and 30 illustrations by Chicago artist Laura Szumowski (six in full color and inserted via special vellum sheets), the whole thing held together with faux-suede covers and external Coptic stitching.