After nearly eight months of waiting, two downtown businesses will be highlighted on a segment of “CBS Sunday Morning” set to air at 10:18 a.m. Sunday.
Ellen Glasgow, at Capital Gallery on Lewis Street, and Lizz Taylor, at Poor Richard’s Books on Broadway, were interviewed in their stores by CBS in July. The story is a feature on Gray Zeitz, owner of Larkspur Press, just north of Franklin County in Monterey, and both the local gallery and bookstore carry his work.
Zeitz, not one to boast, has been creating unique books, prints, cards and more through hand letterpress printing since 1974 and mostly favors Kentucky writers. He was first approached by the network after producers heard a National Public Radio piece that aired two years ago.
“I love the show,” Zeitz told The State Journal. “This is something that you don’t turn down.”
Glasgow, who has been an avid viewer of “CBS Sunday Morning” for years (so much so that her son knows better than to call her when it’s on), told producers that her gallery stocks books by Zeitz because they are pieces of art.
“It’s top of the line — best of the best,” she said.
Both Glasgow and Taylor said Larkspur Press pieces are quite popular and that there is a certain clientele that specifically seeks them out as collectibles. Taylor is especially impressed with the “feely” features — the lettering edges and designs.
“It causes you to connect with the pages,” she explained.
Glasgow said “CBS Sunday Morning” producers forewarned the gallery and bookstore to be prepared for an increase in demand of Larkspur Press products once the piece airs this weekend.
“I guess I’m ready,” Glasgow added, glancing at a table full of Larkspur Press books, including Zeitz’s latest, “No Fool No Fun,” which has a foreword by Wendell Berry.
Kelly Everman, executive director of Downtown Frankfort Inc., was equally elated that the segment is scheduled to air this weekend.
“It’s exciting news that our local merchants are getting national attention,” she said.