Canada Reads 2011 Launch

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Whew…what a crazy couple of days it’s been. I’m still not quite caught up on sleep yet, but I thought I’d post a little behind the scenes slide show of the Canada Reads 2011 launch in Toronto. I’m still pinching myself over the fact that The Birth House was chosen by Debbie Travis for the CBC’s 10th anniversary “battle of …

"another day in the life of the arts"

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The news came at 7:15 am – Gaspereau Press co-owner Andrew Steeves announced to Don Connolly on CBC Nova Scotia’s Information Morning that a deal has been made to get more copies of the Sentimentalists on bookstore shelves. (You can read their official press release here.) According to Steeves, plans for an alliance with BC publisher Douglas & McIntyre and …

books are the nearest to us

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This keepsake was begun by Will Rueter at The Aliquando Press, Dundas Ontario, and completed at the Gaspereau Press Wayzgoose, Kentville, Nova Scotia on 21 October 2006. The wood engraving was inspired by a watercolour by David Milne. The typefaces are ATF Baskerville Roman and Antique Tuscan, printed on sunome tairei cream paper.  I first met Johanna Skibsrud at the …