About Papaveria Press

Please send general queries to Erzebet at contact @ papaveria.com.

Papaveria Press was founded in 2001 in the arts district of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Erzebet Barthold, a self-taught bookbinder with a history in fine art and an unshakable love of books. Papaveria Press is also the publisher of Scheherezade’s Bequest, the fiction arm of Cabinet des Fées: an online journal of fairy tales.

Work is solicited, not submitted, though I do sometimes accept special commissions.

studio friend

Remember the Snow White, Blood Red Series edited by Terri Windling & Ellen Datlow? Or Brian Froud’s Faerielands? How about Patricia A. McKillip‘s collection of wonderful novels, notable for their cover art by Kinuko Y. Craft, their gorgeous prose and their perfect size?

Papaveria’s Wonder Tales are a series of fairy tale novellas inspired by the literary and visual aesthetics of these best-loved books.

“Wonder has no opposite; it springs up already doubled in itself, compounded of dread and desire at once, attraction and recoil, producing a thrill, the shudder of pleasure and of fear.” — Marina Warner

The Winter Triptych

Jack o' the Hills