Haywire Letterpress Grand Opening Event

You are hereby invited to the grand opening of Haywire Letterpress, the latest venture from writer/illustrator duo Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr. Haywire offers fun and irreverent letterpress cards, stationery, invitations, announcements, family trees, and other miscellany—all lovingly hand printed by Chestertown native Jodi Bortz on a 1921 Chandler & Price platen press.

Come meet our press, see the studio, peruse our offerings, sample various foodstuffs (TBD), and even print your own limited edition broadside—a satirical send-up of a colonial handbill in which we celebrate the unparalleled greatness of Chestertown while taking unnecessary swipes at nearby Kennedyville (because who is going to stop us?).

While you’re here, you may complete your holiday shopping by browsing the full catalogs of Idiots’Books and Bobbledy Books by Swanson and Behr.

Haywire will be open from 10:00am-5:00pm October 25 and 26 and November 1 and 2.

Haywire Letterpress is located in the large gray barn right behind Evergrain Bread Company, just off the southwest corner of High Street and South Queen in Chestertown’s Historic District.

100 South Queen Street, Chestertown, MD

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Congratulations on opening up!

I highly recommend a visit - I’d go if I wasn’t so far behind with printing my own holiday cards (who isn’t?). Idiots’ Books can be really habit forming, and I am sure they have been up to some good stuff with their new printing venture…