Easter Trouble Press

It is overwhelming to see a project which began five years ago completed. I’m proud to present:

Egg Hunt
by Jim Reed
A catalog of my attempts to find out information about my father, who died in 1989. Including large format photographs, ink jet ink paintings, reproductions / enlargements of family photos, and photographs of personal documents. 
5 hand stitched booklets
18,5 x 25,5 cm
120 pages
stamped bookbinder’s cloth cover with supports
edition size 150
numbered and signed
These are being delivered to ETP on Tuesday, April 22nd and will begin shipping the following Friday, April 25th. To coincide with Easter, I’m making available a discounted pre-order price starting today:
€80 ($110) including free shipping within Europe and reduced shipping of $10 to the US. 
This offer will end Tuesday at 12pm Frankfurt local time. Normal retail price afterwards will be €100 ($135) with shipping at €7 in Europe, $20 to the US.
TO ORDER - click the following links, based on whether you are inside Europe, or inside the United States.
DON’T FORGET to update your shipping address, or include it with your payment.
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Easter Trouble Press wishes a Happy Easter for you and your family.

Last weekend I got to visit my friend Hermann Lohss in Tübingen, where he keeps his large collection of photobooks. It was a complete playground for me (and a 30th birthday gift) to be able to go through his library. Hermann has been supporting ETP since the very beginning. We met at the first fair I ever attended as a book seller and have kept in contact ever since. I am always delighted to see his latest finds and trade flea market stories. Check out his online store, where you can browse titles from his 30+ year old collection.

Found this on an old memory card. I walked past someone’s house in Nashville with my audio recorder and documented this rock out, years ago.

For My Next Trick, I Will Shoot My Female Companion And Then MyselfJim Reed2014 {

For My Next Trick, I Will Shoot My Female Companion And Then Myself
Jim Reed
2014

Shoe No. 1Jim Reed 2014 {

Shoe No. 1
Jim Reed
2014

I’m heading to the US on Saturday. Bringing with me some copies of this guy. If you live in the US and want one, you can pre-order one today or tomorrow and I’ll address it to you on the typewriter.

$20, includes postage

- Elmer

Made this for my friend Bucky Miller. It’s on it’s way to AZ.

I could not see him at all,all I seenwas corner of his bed,corner of his box spring,and corner of his bed frame,and the cord going from his tvto his cable wire,that was all I seen.
I asked my father in law to go grab me a shoveland I jumped in the hole and just started digging for him,and digging for him.And then the cop,a cop came and snatched me out of the hole,cause they said it was unstable;the ground was still falling,the rocks,the concrete was still falling,and I think that cop saved my lifebutno one’s doing nothing to save my brother’s life.
How deep was the hole when you were in it?
It was over my head,it was about up to my chin. {

I could not see him at all,
all I seen
was corner of his bed,
corner of his box spring,
and corner of his bed frame,
and the cord going from his tv
to his cable wire,
that was all I seen.

I asked my father in law to go grab me a shovel
and I jumped in the hole and just started digging for him,
and digging for him.

And then the cop,
a cop came and snatched me out of the hole,
cause they said it was unstable;
the ground was still falling,
the rocks,
the concrete was still falling,
and I think that cop saved my life
but
no one’s doing nothing to save my brother’s life.

How deep was the hole when you were in it?

It was over my head,
it was about up to my chin.

All I want for Christmas

I had such a blast in Paris last week. Sincerest of thanks to everyone who stopped by and also those who gave new homes to ETP books. I picked up a lot of old paperbacks and am so happy to finish the first copy of a project that’s been on my mind for a long time. For one of my oldest friends, W.H. (we’ve known each other almost 20 years now…) a tribute to French culture and philosophy inspired by Jean Luc-Nancy and Robert Bresson.