This Saturday, May 1st, is the annual type, etc. sale up at the Platen Press Museum in Zion IL (about an hour north of Chicago). It runs from 9-2, and you'll be able to find just about everything you need to get started in printing that you might not already have. There will be a ton of metal type priced to go, as well as all the other bits and pieces at what I think are very reasonable prices. Some of the Starshaped ladies will be there to help out, and if you stick around til the end (and maybe help haul some stuff around), there'll be pizza and press talk. Always a good time!
For more info, contact me
or Paul at 847-731-1945 or firstname.lastname@example.org