Reprinting Our Color Books Up the Kazoo Now

1. We’re doing a (12,500-copy) reprint of Tiny Homes. It will arrive at the Publishers Group West warehouse in Tennessee on April 4. First printing was 15,000 and we’re just about out of stock. It sold over 4,000 copies in the first 8 days of February.

2. We’re printing 5,000 copies of the (2″ x 2-1/4″) mini tiny homes book. We’ve just about gone through the first 2,000. I tell you, I’ve never had an object that is so much fun to give out. People just love it. (As I’m sure I’ve said), 95% of the people I hand it to laugh out loud. Not a smile, an audible laugh.

   I’ve been going around to shops in San Francisco, giving it out. Surf or skate shops, barista locales, bike shops, gardening stores. We’re going to look for people in different cities to do the same. My friend Shelter Serra took a bunch to NYC a few weeks ago and just emailed “Everyone loves the book!!”

   We’re setting up book signings for me. Will post places and dates later. We’re hoping for word-of-mouth to keep this book rolling. If you love it, email yr. friends.

3. We just reprinted Shelter with Paramount Printers in Hong Kong and does it look good! We’d done recent reprints in Colombia, and the printers were not on the ball like Paramount. This is by far the best printing in 39 years of printing Shelter; photos look snappy. (The first 160,000 copies were done on a web offset (newspaper) press; these are on sheet-fed (better quality) presses.

4. We’re reprinting both Home Work and Builders of the Pacific Coast.

5. Shameless Commerce Dept: 30% discount on 3 or more of our building books:

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

8 Responses to Reprinting Our Color Books Up the Kazoo Now

  1. Received my copy of Tiny Homes earlier this week, I'm thoroughly enjoying it. As I have the other 4 books in the series. Thank you for all your work!!!

  2. Well done and thank you to all at SHELTER !Just love the new book, bought one for myself and one as a birthday present for my little bro.. I'm happy to hand out tiny homes tiny copies in Newcastle Australia. (

  3. Howdy Lloyd,

    It's a great, beautiful book. I've got a copy, and the library system here keeps ordering more due to their popularity. I just wrote a small bit about you and the book on my own blog.


  4. Hey LLoyd, thanks for the tiny books and if you would like any handing out in th UK just give me a shout and I'll take care of it.

    Adam, Cornwall

  5. you might like to know that in my family(besides my son telling me about your blog and sending me your book when it came out) my nephew(off the wall guy)loved it and my grandson(age 11 loved it. It crosses the generations and is exciting to all I introduce it to!

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