brute bound press
Brute Bound Press has been publishing books of poetry, and producing artist's books, and ephemera since 2013. While the imprint is relatively new, proprietor Rob Borges has been involved in book making for nearly fifteen years. The press is known for its perspective on overcoming difficulties by finding inspiration in the mundane. Characters often win but sometimes lose. Brute Bound Press books and editions most closely aligns itself with the "Grit Lit" genre however, compassion for the characters allows them to experience eventual reprieve. Previous works under the imprint Fat Elk Press (named for Oregon's Fat Elk Road) are also still available.

Recently, Brute Bound Press has been showing work in Northern Nevada and the Lake Tahoe Basin throughout the regional library systems and at Sierra Nevada College (Incline Village, Nevada). During this time, the press has been orienting library staff and patrons to the wide ranging conceptual and physical forms of the artist's book, fine press Deluxe editions, letterpress printing, and traditional and modern book binding in historical and contemporary times. For inquiries on where to see this presentation, or to schedule an event please email