Pyewacket Books is based in Oakland, CA and offers weird, rare, and important texts on a variety of themes - ranging from astrology to bondage, fine bindings to zines - with the hope of adding exciting material to existing collections as well as encouraging new collectors in new areas. It was started with the premise that anyone can collect books; anyone can steward history. Pyewacket Books aims to be a resource for making book collecting accessible, equitable, and a fuckton less stodgy.
Pyewacket Books is Bryn Hoffman - current book witch, former archivist, and perennial bookbinder. She holds a Master's degree in Library and Information Science with a concentration in archival studies from Simmons College. She is also a graduate of St. John's College in Santa Fe, NM - a "Great Books" school - where she studied philosophy and comparative literature. She has studied bookbinding with Ellen Dorn Levitt, a former collaborator with the Janus Press, and Tom Conroy, a fine binder and binding historian in Berkeley, CA. In addition to the books, she's also into sending mail, 1980s indie pop, and general flânerie