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We are proud to introduce Symington Press, a local book printing service that makes high quality paperback books in minutes for you to keep. You are able to utilize two features of this cutting-edge new service, to print from an online catalog of millions of titles, or print out your own creative work – all in a professionally-published paperback format. The Symington Press is located at the Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., NW, Leesburg, VA 20176, 703-777-0323.

Symington Press, using the Espresso Book Machine (EBM), provides the following two services:

Print from the EBM Catalog of Books
The EBM's catalog contains millions of titles of largely public domain works (out-of-copyright and google books). You can search the On Demand Books website for books that are available to print.

Suggested Retail Price of the Book
Once you find a title you would like, send an email to ebm@library.loudoun.gov with information about the book

Please include:

  • Author
  • Title
  • Publisher
  • Loudoun County Public Library branch where the book will be picked up

Typically your book will be ready for pickup within 1-2 days. If you would like to see the book being printed please include that information in your email.

Group demonstrations of the Symington Press are available by appointment. Please email the EBM team to inquire about availability and scheduling.

The Symington Press is located at the Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., NW, Leesburg, VA 20176, 703-777-0323.

Local authors and organizations can print books using the Espresso Book Machine. To print a book you need to submit two print-ready PDFs - one for the cover and one for the book block.

In-depth do-it-yourself guidelines for authors (pdf)
6x9 Book example (pdf)
Cover Example (pdf)

Self-publishers please email your book block and cover PDF files to the EBM team. We will review your files and let you know if any changes need to be made prior to printing. Please allow up to 48 hours for a response. Print-ready files that require no adjustment or edits can typically be printed within 2-3 days. Files that require editing may take additional time. Please let the team know if you would like to see your book being printed.

If you need help formatting your book for printing, questions can be emailed to the EBM team and we will be happy to offer advice and assistance. Complimentary basic design and formatting assistance is also available. Please email the team your files in advance and contact us for an appointment. A member of the team can meet with you for up to one hour.

$6 per book, plus 3 cents per page

20-49 copies, 10% off
50+ copies, 15% off
Nonprofit and Educational Organizations: $1 off per book*

*May be combined with volume discounts

Symington Press is made possible by the A.V. Symington Gift Fund.

Watch as the EBM creates a book.

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