The Greatest Stories Ever Told


Hotam Press is pleased to release the complete set of The Greatest Stories Ever Told – 14 books in 14 languages.

The 14 languages are: Arabic, Catalan, Chinese, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai and Vietnamese.

The Greatest Stories Ever Told is an artist’s book project by Vancouver-based artist Ho Tam. It is consisted of 22 stories written originally in English, in the styles of fable, nursery rhyme and poetry. The stories, ranging from melodrama to political-fantasy, are supplemented by collages of images from banknotes around the world.

Since 2017, Hotam Press has begun translating the original book into 13 languages, with each version reconsidered in different format and design. For examples, the Arabic version is a box of picture cards, the Catalan is printed on a scarf, and the German resembles a punk zine.

By popular request, the special collector’s set is available in a limited edition of 12 sets (595 CAD ea.). Each set is autographed and numbered and comes in an archival storage box, along with a catalogue with artist’s notes.

For more information on each language version, please visit our official website:

To purchase or any inquiries on the box set, please contact us by email at


Hotam Press
218 East 4th Ave., Vancouver, BC V5T 1G5, Canada

Hotam Press is a vanity press established by Ho Tam, who has been making artist’s books since 1990s. All projects are created independently from conception and design to production and distribution. Our two other major artist’s book series are HOTAM and POSER. We also collaborated with various artists in two zine projects – and

Since 2019, Hotam Press has opened an alternative art space in Vancouver to exhibit the works by many artists. For further information: