“CUP really likes the work BW&A does: the professionalism and flexibility we receive from you, as well as the excitement and passion for bookmaking—that is contagious and helps to propel us forward with complex, and sometimes, extremely cumbersome projects.”

—Scott Levine, Cornell University Press

“It was our pleasure and honor to work with you on this important project—it couldn’t have been in better hands, and we’re grateful. Thank you for handling this pressured situation with such grace.”

—Tanya Thrasher, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian

“I know I’ve said this before, but it has been such a pleasure having you handle this project—dealing with editing and authors, keeping all on schedule, and designing such a beautiful book….Thank you for always being so thorough in working on our books and offering creative solutions to unexpected changes.”

—Mary Mayer, formerly of Yale University Press

“We’re delighted to have this most impressive book in the North Carolina Collection in Wilson Library. Frankly, it’s one of the most visually attractive and research-rich community histories I’ve seen.”

—Bob Anthony, former curator of the North Carolina Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University Libraries

“The handsome volume [Paperhand: Puppet Interventions with Cardboard, Cloth, and Clay] is also a triumph against the subtle forces that always threaten the legacy of the live arts.”

—Byron Woods, Indy Week

“Designer Chris Crochetière brought Paperhand’s ideas to life.”

—David Perry, former editor-in-chief of UNC Press

“As someone who admires what you do from the outside…you are AWESOME at this! Thank you so much for making it all come together!”

—Michael Neece, author, Tony Jenzano, Astronaut Trainer

“It’s been a pleasure working with you. You are a true professional—you made this big scary project seem effortless! Your excellent work is legendary around here!”

—Margaret Otzel, Yale University Press

“The book looks lovely. The printing, the color, the texture are all wonderful, I think. The graphic design is a huge success. It was a pleasure to work with you, Chris. I was consistently impressed with your talents.”

—Judith Cushman Hammer, coauthor, Governor Morehead’s Blandwood

“My book is on Amazon because of the knowledgeable, efficient, and competent help I received from BW&A Books. I entered their offices naive about how to create a book from my manuscript. Barbara Williams and her team, with extraordinary kindness, patience, and attention to detail, smoothly guided me through what seemed like a complicated maze of aesthetic, financial, and technological decisions. I am so pleased with my beautifully designed book. Technology whiz Julie Allred skillfully worked with Amazon’s CreateSpace, freeing me from dealing with frustrating electronic complexities. Throughout the process, I felt as though I was being cared for by guiding angels!”

—Helen Spielman, author, A Flute in My Refrigerator: Celebrating a Life in Music

“a beautiful volume (deemed a best art book of 2014 by the Huffington Post) of van Gogh’s letters entitled Ever Yours: The Essential Letters.”

—Yale Art Books blog, 3/30/2015

“What have you done? Been patient, kind, tolerant, warm hearted, encouraging.”

—James Scanlon, author, Randolph-Macon College

“A delight to work with.”

—Catherine Bishir, 
author and architectural historian

“Please know how very grateful Susan and I are to have our publisher be a deeply-caring, consummately knowledgeable, meticulous-in-every-detail professional who evinces pride and joy in her work.”

—Eugene H. Vaughan, 

“BW&A is dedicated to making beautiful books with commitment, professionalism, and cheerfulness. And they have great animals on staff.”

—Elizabeth Matheson, 
artist and author

“We are relishing in the joy of having the printed book in our hands!! Thank you so much for the outstanding job you did! We are so excited and are so glad to have had you and BW&A to work with to make this project materialize!”

—Susan Watson Woodard, Keep Johnston County Beautiful, Inc.

“You guys always seem to know how to wrangle messes into something splendid—which is why it’s such a pleasure to work with you.”

—Rich Hendel, formerly of UNC Press

“I just want to say how much I appreciate your patience with the whole process. The result is beautiful, thanks to your wonderful design.”

—Barbara Duncan, author, formerly of Museum of the Cherokee Indian

“I’m so appreciative of all you’ve done to help create this beautiful book. I thoroughly enjoyed working with you and look forward to our next collaboration.”

—Barbara Leary, Coquina Press

“I enjoyed working with you on this project. So many people have remarked on how beautifully the book is designed and, for my part, I can’t think of a book that I like better. It’s beautiful and it gives me great pleasure every time I pick it up…I am absolutely delighted. You did an incredible job and exceeded my fondest hopes. It’s a book that I will always be proud to have my name on.”

—Bruce Merritt, author, St. Mark’s Journey

“The book is simply gorgeous. It is a visual banquet & I think it is one of the most, no THE most beautiful I have seen. First time I picked it up half an hour passed in the blink of an eye as I dove in.”

—Ellen Dagenhart, Historic Preservation Society of Durham

“You and your staff have been wonderful. Thank you for all that you have done to make this process move so smoothly.”

—Charley Jones, Jones County Historical Society

“I have been quite impressed with your high standards for everything—copyediting, design, typesetting, communication, professionalism.”

—Steven Baker, University of Oklahoma Press

“You and your team did an outstanding job! From the superb design to coordinating with the printer and photographer, we are deeply appreciative. When we set out on this journey, I had no idea what was involved—thank you for holding our hand every step of the way.”

—Charity Perkins, 
The Duke Endowment

“Bryan’s seminal collections of slave songs and ‘sorrow songs’…have been reissued, updated, and beautifully redesigned.”

—The Horn Book review of Walk Together Children and I’m Going to Sing

“It looks beautiful…Apart from being a major accomplishment, it is a great model for how to produce books that complicated, i.e., hire you guys!!!”

—Lou Robinson, formerly of Cornell University Press

“The typesetting, layout, and graphic art work is even better than we hoped. The book is just beautiful! Thank you so much for your skill, interest, and help in shepherding us through this whole process. You have got to be the best in the business.”

—Emily Weil, author, 
Wayne County Historical Association, Inc.

“You did a fantastic job with a very challenging and complex manuscript. You can be justly proud of the design—everyone is raving about the appearance of the book!”

—Dr. William McLendon, 
UNC Medical School

“I must say that this is indeed a particularly beautiful book and not an easy one to design.”

—Alessandra Tamulevich, University of Oklahoma Press

“While this probably goes without saying, I’d like to report that working with Chris Crochètiere at BW&A was a pleasant and professional experience of the first order.”

—John Holt, 
editor of The Sri Lanka Reader, published by Duke University Press

“The book is gorgeous! The dust jacket is marvelous and the paper quality exceeds my expectations. You are to be commended on a job extremely well done.”

—K. Todd Johnson, Johnston County Heritage Center

“I was just dipping into Segalen today and had to send you a note to tell you what a truly beautiful book this is! And it is so complex…you all did a really lovely job on this complicated project and the end result is a book that is so pleasing and in which all the pieces work together. It’s very elegant.”

—Suzanna Tamminen, 
Wesleyan University Press

Only One Cummington Volume 2 turned out splendidly. I especially think that you did a super job of crafting and coaxing all the components into a book that really visually holds together well. Great design work.”

—Maureen Scanlon, 
Cummington Historical Commission

“The process was so smooth! I’ve learned a great deal. I know who to go to for our next book!”

—Motria Procyk, The Pines at Davidson