Black Letter Press is a small, independent publisher based in Germany. Founded by Alice Winkler and Claudio Rocchetti in Turin, Italy with the publication of Giambattista della Porta’s „Natural Magick“.
We specialize on the revive of unusual, old and rare books on a broad range of topics, like the sciences and the history of science, poetry, occult philosophy, art, curious and peculiar novels and more.
We produce unique objects, whose paper, design and typography are chosen carefully and printing and binding techniques all play together to create great books. We believe that the special books we choose to revive deserve to be presented in a form worthy of their contents as an homage to the ancient tradition of book making and the elegance of old times. The design is made in house with a strong focus on typography and we are working with Artists from all over the world for the cover designs to ensure a product that is aesthetically recognizable. For many books, we work side by side with translators of the highest standard that support us digging deep in the original French, Italian or Latin manuscripts to bring the old texts back in new light. Our mission is to preserve historical texts in a way that is respectful to its history and yet affordable to make knowledge accessible to everyone.