Tour Stop 13: Stan's Office
Stan Bevington, founder, patriarch and head coach, has worked in this office for approximately twenty years. While officially semi-retired, Stan, a master printer, can still usually be found here, designing books and tinkering with typefaces. Everything that Coach House prints passes through his ﬁngers and before his eyes, as he is responsible for imposition, the ﬁnal stage of layout.
Opposite Stan’s office is that of editorial director Alana Wilcox. Wilcox, the author of the Mercury Press title A Grammar of Endings, has been with Coach House for over a decade. The pile of manuscripts on the bottom book shelf is just a fraction of the submissions she receives on a daily basis. A messy desk is the sign of an orderly mind, we hear.