Beyond the lore and stories passed down from printer to printer, a few have made it to the page. In other words, there are some tramp printing narratives have been set and printed for posterity. Find below a bibliography that is a great starting point, but by no means comprehensive. For this list, I am deeply indebted to fellow Tramp Printer enthusiast and ally, Joe Riley.

Tramp Printers by John Howells and Marion Dearman

The Gutenberg Galaxy by Marshall McLuhan

Adventures of a Tramp Printer by John Hicks

A Catfish in the Bodoni by Otto J. Boutin

Typographical Tourists: Tales of Tramping Printers – Ed. Alastair M. Johnston, Poltroon Press

Tales of the Print Shop by John Edward Allen

Handset Reminisces by J.B. Graham

The Swifts: Printers in the Age of Typesetting Races by Walker Rumble

The Tramp Printer: Sometime Journeyman of the Little Home-Town Papers in Days that Come No More by Ben Hur Lampman

Trampography by Linafont Brevier

That Printer of Udell’s by Harold Bell Wright

The Heritage of the Printer, Vol. 1 by Dr. James Eckman

Printers Ink on a Shoestring: A Rebel Who Wouldn’t Stay Put by T.G. Mauritzen

The Tramp Printer by King Wilkin, Ash Ranch Press

The Tramp Printer by William Allen White

Old Days with the Tramp Printers: In These Shifting Scenes by Charles Edward Russell

Tales of Tramp Printers by George M. Story

Tramp Printer by Harry J. Muntz

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