Inspiring Young Readers

posted on 03 May 2017

Barefoot Books in Beautiful Bath: a conversation with Tessa Strickland

The Letterpress Project Director, Karen Argent, has had the chance to meet and chat with Tessa Strickland, one of the co-founders of the wonderful Barefoot Books.

Karen has now produced an article based on that interview which begins:


As Barefoot Books is a children’s publisher that is well known for its emphasis on aesthetics, it seemed very appropriate to be meeting Tessa Strickland, the recently retired editor in chief in the tea room at the elegant and imposing Georgian building, The Holborne Museum in Bath.  

I have always loved these distinctive books that celebrate the importance of art and story. I know that Tessa Strickland and Nancy Traversy who founded the independent publishing company share The Letterpress Project’s commitment to promoting the value of beautiful printed books. As they explain on their website, both were committed to producing books that ‘capture the imagination, spark curiosity and instil a respect for cultural, social and ecological diversity.’

You can continue reading the full interview by clicking on this link: