|The Castalia Book Factory|
|Castalia House is currently running a book-selling campaign to help fund the construction of the book factory that will permit Castalia House to directly produce our own paperback, hardcover, and leatherbound books, although our plan is to initially concentrate 100 percent on the leatherbound books because there is no bindery in Europe or the UK capable of producing them in the quantities we require for the Castalia Library.
We are creating the bindery in order to permit us to control all the aspects of production and shipping, thereby avoiding some of the issues that have delayed our book shipments in the past and present. It will also allow us to improve the quality of our leather books to meet and eventually exceed the standard set by the Franklin Library.
So, as a virtual crowdfunding campaign to build the bindery, we’re now offering special Castalia Bindery collector’s editions of both THE ILIAD and THE ODYSSEY until midnight on August 31. Both books are available in both Library (cowhide) and Libraria (goatskin) editions and will feature original interior artwork as well as the highly-regarded 1898/1900 prose translations by Samuel Butler.
We are already at two-thirds of our goal, with 18 days left. We are also offering a German edition of HEIDI that will be the first book published by our foreign language imprint, Éditions Alpines.