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Nashville, Tennessee 37211

Crowing Hens Bindery is a one-woman bindery and letterpress print shop that specializes in traditional handmade blank books, letterpress printed stationery, limited edition fine art prints, unique book jewelry & letterpress-printed decorative papers. As the owner of a Nashville-based private business, I do my best to honor the heritage of fine craft and art that saturates my community and region. All of my products are designed and made by hand in Nashville, Tennessee from high quality materials available using traditional bookbinding techniques. I aspire to create beautiful, useful work that becomes a part of your everyday life.

Anatomia libro

Art Prints

Bookbinding is my passion, and printmaking is my obsession. I am constantly challenging the limits of detail that I can achieve by carving into linoleum. I pull each print one at a time on antique presses and print on archival paper using offset lithography inks and colorfast pigments.

Anatomia libro


Anatomia libro


A play on the reversal of anatomical dissection, Anatomia libro is a depiction of a book under the knife. The bookbinder is the anatomist and the bindery is the anatomical theatre. Components have been removed and layers have been flayed to show the book's construction. Several tools of the trade sit on a nearby table.


Letterpress printed linocut by Mary Louise Sullivan. Printed area measures 9" x 6.375 on roughly 8.5" x 11" Mohawk Superfine. Signed and numbered limited edition of 125.

This piece is copyright 2015 Mary Louise Sullivan. Purchase of this print does not transfer rights to the image. 

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