ABOUT

Idiosyncratic books and art inspired by creative collaboration.

​​Nauset Press is an independent publisher of print books and limited edition fine art prints. We specialize in idiosyncratic books: poetry, compendiums of art, beautiful photography, compelling content, and esoteric subject matter.

We also curate limited editions of archival fine art prints (giclées) by exceptional artists. Fine art prints are an affordable way to enjoy outstanding artworks.

 

What is Nauset?

Nauset (\ˈnȯsə̇t\ or "NAW-sit") The Nauset people were Native Americans who lived on Cape Cod, in Massachusetts. Beaches in Eastham and Orleans, as well as a regional school system on the lower Cape, are named after this tribe.

 

Background

I spent my formative years on Cape Cod, a place that has always attracted artists, writers, and other creatives, who were irresistibly drawn to this uncommon spit of land jutting into the Atlantic. Growing up on the Cape, I connected with a group of creative friends, and in addition to the usual stupid teenage stuff, we collaborated on staging elaborate photo shoots with costumes and settings near our homes; which included the beach, the woods, an abandoned mansion, and other people's tennis courts off-season. This was during the late 1980's, well before Instagramming culture took off.

This particular synergy of time, place, and people uniquely impacted me. When I left the Cape for Bard College, and then New York City, after college, I found myself deeply missing the high level of collaboration with inventive minds.

 

Why Nauset Press?

Nauset Press wasn’t named purely for sentimental reasons, but to acknowledge and recognize how formative that time was for me, and to inspire collaboration with artists and authors of superlative art and books that in their idiosyncrasies are thoughtful, intelligent works.

 

–Karyn Kloumann, Founder