The article relayed how Egger’s in a recent article in the New Yorker writes how he had a “come-to-Jesus” moment” when he visited the printer in Dexter. He wrote how they had done some pro-bono work for 826 Michigan and how on a visit there he realized that not only does the company do beautiful books but that it was an extended family.
He told the New Yorker that the prices are close enough to China’s especially when you take into account delays. Interestingly enough, “A Hologram for the King” follows an American businessman who hopes to land a deal in Saudi Arabia. A clear theme in the book is about how U.S. manufacturing has declined. Eggers in not only a great writer but it appears he is also a savvy businessman. Read his comments in the New Yorker here. And follow 826Michigan on their website.
This isn’t the first time that such praise has been sent Thompson-Shore’s way. Their recent almost ’round the clock printing of the
Autobiography of Mark Twain was a monumental accomplishment and the publisher University of California Press was impressed by the quality and the timeliness of the printer.
Not only does Thompson-Shore support the literacy group 826 it is in it second year of sponsorship of the Kerrytown BookFest which is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Representatives from Thompson-Shore will participate in a workshop at the BookFest and follow the BookFest here. Who says corporate sponsorship isn’t worth it? Without Thompson-Shore’s work with 826 Michigan Eggers would have never known about this great Michigan company. He had visited the plant to thank them for doing such great work for his organization. Read more about the Twain printing accomplishment in a previous post on Mittenlit.com and checkout Thompson-Shore here.