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Audio Inteview with Roderick ‘Rocky’ Stinehour conducted by Nigel Beale: On The Stinehour Press

Roderick ‘Rocky’ Stinehour is a very pleasant, accomplished gentleman from Vermont. He’s also recognized internationally as a printer of high repute and a designer of beautiful, scholarly books. His career spans over much change in printing technology and the way in which books are produced and distributed. In 1950, after graduating from Dartmouth College, he, along with his wife and brother, established The Stinehour Press in the village of Lunenburg, Vermont.

From modest beginnings the Press flourished thanks to persistence, vision, and the ability to attract skilled passionate co-workers; due to the quality of its books, the company will long be remembered as one of America’s finest scholarly publishers. 

I visited Rocky in the ‘Northeast Kingdom’ recently. Listen here to our conversation

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3 Responses to “Audio Inteview with Roderick ‘Rocky’ Stinehour conducted by Nigel Beale: On The Stinehour Press”

  1. Theresa Kishkan Says:

    What a wonderful post. I spent the weekend at the Alcuin Society Wayzgoose in Vancouver, looking at private press books, talking to printers, papermakers, binders (and selling the broadsheets my husband and I print at our own High Ground Press). There was a great lecture on Friday evening by Will Rueter of the Aliquando Press in Dundas, Ontario. Men like Stinehour and Rueter are cultural treasures. Thank you for this.

  2. Ward Simmonds Says:

    Dear Nigel;

    Thanks for posting this interview I enjoyed it very much. It is obvious to me that you enjoyed doing this interview as well on several levels.

    Kindest regards,


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