A small private publisher of good books, combining traditional book design and typography with print-on-demand efficiency.
Electric Ferry, the name of our press, comes from the stubby, graceless, green ferries—The Hamilton, The Narrows, The Tides—that plied the Narrows between Brooklyn and Staten Island before the opening of the Verrazano Bridge in 1964. Short Route to New Jersey a sign said on the ramshackle terminal at 69th Street. The trip cost a nickel each way if you were on foot or pushing a bike. The best time for crossing was winter. The wind from the ocean was sharp, the water in the bay choppy, Manhattan a distant fog-encircled dream.
The Electric Ferry Press begins with a book by me and one by my brother. We may or may not publish any other books. However, if you have one you think we should consider, tell us about it. Drop us a line or two using the Contact page.