The Leopold Bloom Press
The press’s first title Writing Man comes exactly one hundred years after Ulysses was published in 1922, and one hundred years after the closure of Yeates and Son. With a nod to the theme of sight and vision, the story opens with a sketch of protagonist Tobias Pilferhoff wearing unnecessary glasses in a bid to sport the image of the great writer which he is not.
**We will open to the public this Ulysses Centenary Culture Night, 23rd September 2022. Tickets at Eventbrite. Writing Man, the presses first title printed in 2022 can be purchased from The Leopold Bloom Press, and from all good bookshops around the city. In 2008, James Joyce’s glasses from Yeates and Son Opticians, 2 Grafton Street, now The Leopold Bloom Press sold at auction for €15,000. Get your copy of Writing Man this Ulysses Centenary, a historic first edition debut title. Who knows what it could be worth in years to come. Terms and conditions apply. Access via stairs **
In Ulysses, Joyce sends Leopold Bloom to this very location to explore the deeper side of his own subconscious. In that 1922 modernist novel, Joyce chose the location that is now The Leopold Bloom Press as the setting for a profound event, one which finds Bloom groping to see through the myopia of his own limited imagination.