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Wayz and Means Letterpress Film Festival celebrates King’s Books Tacoma and the Wayzgoose

It’s hard to believe King’s Books has only been in Tacoma for 12 years. The independent new-and-used bookstore on St. Helens Avenue downtown seems like an institution that’s been around forever, hosting community events from art festivals to Shakespeare, offering a home to Scrabble geeks and book fans, and of course selling a huge range of cheap books. But the bookstore is turning 12 this April with a paper-themed birthday party to match: the Wayz and Means Letterpress Film Festival this Sunday.


The festival’s also a fundraiser for the store’s annual letterpress get-together, the Wayzgoose, held this year

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Let your inner letterpress-artist go wild at this weekend’s Wayzgoose

It’s back, and it’s worth waiting for – Tacoma’s annual Wayzgoose, delayed from the usual February date, is on again this Sunday from noon-4 p.m. at King’s Books. Okay, the usual question: what the heck is a Wayzgoose? For those who haven’t been there, it’s an ancient term for a get-together of printers. No, not the computer kind. The real, flesh-and-blood kind. 

The South Sound has an unusually high proportion of letterpress artists: people who stockpile whole basements full of antique lead type, hand-cranking printing machines and art-deco woodcuts, and they put out such cool stuff as the

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