Valise creates and publishes expressive books on art, design, and lifestyle that are a pleasure to read, behold, and give.

A book is a canvas. We work with creative eyes and minds — artists, makers, and writers — to share their visions and tell their stories.

Beauty is essential. Our passion for the physical book has led us to an unwavering commitment to quality. With a focused approach to typography, sequence, color, paper, and printing, we seek nothing short of design excellence.

Small is just fine. The personal attention that our staff provides distinguishes us throughout every step of the creative process. Our finished products are high-quality books, often produced in small quantities, for public and private distribution.

What we’re reading. Valise also offers a fine selection of books produced by other publishers. Our editors have carefully curated this list to reflect our interests and values as bookmakers. Visit our online and Vermont bookstores to see them all.

Glenn Suokko

Glenn Suokko established Valise Print Artisans in 2017; he is creative director and is responsible for project development.

Glenn authored, photographed, and designed Shelburne Farms: House, Gardens, Farm, and Barns (Rizzoli, 2017) and Simon Pearce: Design for Living (Rizzoli, 2016). He is coauthor, photographer, and designer of A Way of Living (Simon Pearce, 2009) and Pastoral (2005–2012).

For twenty-five years, Glenn has independently designed and produced art books and exhibition catalogues for publishers such Rizzoli, New York, and for museums and galleries such as the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, PA; Harvard University Art Museums in Cambridge, MA; List Visual Arts Center, MIT, in Cambridge, MA; the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, in Hanover, NH; and the Detroit Institute of Art in Detroit, MI. He has designed and produced over forty exhibition catalogues for the Studio Art Exhibition Program at Dartmouth College to accompany the program’s series of artist residencies and shows.

His studio, Glenn Suokko Design, is currently designing and editing a series of catalogue raisonnés composed in three languages—Chinese, French, and English—as part of the Archives of Modern Chinese Art, a project initiated by The Li-Ching Cultural and Educational Foundation in Taipei, Taiwan.

 

Mitchell Manacek

Mitchell Manacek oversees editing and copyediting for Valise books; he also assists in concept development, writing, and project management.

Mitchell is copyeditor for Glenn Suokko Design. He currently contributes as the English editor for the Archives of Modern Chinese Art, a catalogue raisonné series produced by The Li Ching Cultural and Educational Foundation. He also edits Dartmouth College’s Studio Art Exhibition Program artist-in-residence catalogue series.

As a writer, his goal is to bring attention to Vermont’s progressive artisanal culture, and to help readers take part in its values and traditions in their daily lives. His writing on music, another passion, has previously appeared in print in the Burlington-based publication Seven Days, as well as online at The Boatshed Music

He graduated from the University of Vermont as a member of its Phi Beta Kappa chapter with departmental honors in his English coursework.

Valise Print Artisans is a division of Glenn Suokko Design Inc., Woodstock, Vermont