November 1, 2005 – Wapsipinicon Almanac

Ever seen the Wapsipinicon Almanac? It is a wonderful publication hard to describe – perhaps the offspring of a marriage between the New Yorker and Farmer’s Almanac. It contains fiction, reviews, wit, poetry and local color.
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The Wapsipinicon Almanac has been edited and published Anamosa and part of its charm is the simple black and white layout produced on a 60-year-old Linotype machine, and printed on a ’50s-vintage, two-color cylinder press. The cover is printed on a German press from the 1930s. It has the feel of a publication well-crafted and personal, a real difference from traditional publications.