Expedition Press publishes poetry books, broadsides, and visual art with a typographic focus. Our mission is to deepen regard for language and to increase access to poetry.
Our shop houses a fully equipped letterpress studio and bindery, including three platen presses, board shears, a guillotine paper cutter, and thousands of pounds of metal type. We teach workshops on occasion and collaborate closely with select clients. Our favorite commissions are literary and we approach them with the same type and tools as our publications. We’re particularly good with occasions where words fail. If you need a big stack of thoughtful words on a page, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Expedition Press is located in downtown Kingston WA (northwest USA), a few blocks from the ferry dock. We’re open by appointment or by chance. You can find out what we’re up to at all hours on Instagram, and we’d love to stay connected via email.
Who’s running this ship?
Myrna Keliher is the proprietor of Expedition Press. She is an artist, printer, bookbinder, and writer. Myrna holds a B.A. from the Evergreen State College and apprenticed with Stern & Faye, Printers. Her work is exhibited nationally and internationally and is collected by University of Washington Special Collections. She travels regularly to collaborate, attend residencies, teach, and learn. Equally at home on press and in the mountains, Myrna dedicates her days to the production of beautiful and useful things.
Expedition’s work is supported by a lively cadre of artists, authors, binders, poets, printers, interns, friends, family, and neighbors near and far. With deep regard and mutual respect, we’re grateful for the work we do and our growing community of readers, writers, and makers. You’re invited! Say hello and tell us what you think.