Black Rock Press publishes a range of literary, visual and experimental materials that address the evolving nature of the book. Located within the Department of Art at the University of Nevada, Reno, Black Rock Press investigates the potential of the physical book as an art form through a variety of historical and contemporary methods that include letterpress printing and hand bookbinding, in concert with modern digital processes.
Black Rock Press is a unique place committed to advancing the art of the book while educating students and the broader community about book arts as both a historical and contemporary medium. Black Rock Press is under the direction of AB Gorham, administrative faculty at the University of Nevada, Reno. Inge Bruggeman, assistant professor, is the Area Head of the Book and Publication Arts program at the Press. The publishing and outreach activities are integrated with the teaching curriculum.