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The Regional Assembly of Text

The Regional Assembly of Text

While in Vancouver I came across this unusual little store, The Regional Assembly of Text (3934 Main Street) stocks cards, postcards, zines, artists’ books, kits to make zines and books, t-shirts, all made by the shop owners. They also have a tiny reading room full of artists’ books and zines. They hold a regular letter [...]

Richard Harrison - Interview - Hockey, Poetry and Comic Books

Richard Harrison – Interview – Hockey, Poetry and Comic Books

LP: You have a new book of essays coming out, a book you co-edited  (with Jamie Dopp) on hockey called Now is the Winter. What can you  tell us about this book? RH: Let me sell it: if you want to think about hockey inside and outside the rink, inside and outside the arena, inside [...]

Will Ferguson - Beyond Belfast - Interview

Will Ferguson – Beyond Belfast – Interview

LP: You’ve got a new book out, a travel book, Beyond Belfast, published by Penguin. What’s it about? WF: It’s about a two-month, 560 mile hike I did along the Ulster Way “the longest waymarked trail in the British Isles.” It was bogs, banshees and blood sausage. With sheer-drop coastlines, crumbling castles and many’s a [...]

Rowan The Strange Book Cover

Rowan The Strange Book Cover

The cover for Julie Hearn’s book Rowan The Strange published by Oxford University Press is based on a photo I took several years ago of my youngest son.  It’s always great to get an image published somewhere different and while I’ve had my own books published and have had a number of writer portraits used [...]

New Books from Nightwood Editions - Bachinsky, Binks, Bowling, Rosnau and Scofield

New Books from Nightwood Editions – Bachinsky, Binks, Bowling, Rosnau and Scofield

The ever helpful Rachel at Nightwood Editions had sent me a number of their latest books and I thought it was about time I brought them to your attention. Four poetry volumes and one novel for you to check out. Great also to read on their site the news (that I had completely missed) that [...]

New Toronto Small Press Group Co-Organizers Announced

Details in press release below: Dear TSPG community, Thank you all for your help in creating a wonderful Spring TSPG Book Fair at the Toronto Reference Library. In our first e-mail, we said we would be working to the best of our abilities on your behalf, and judging by the highly supportive and positive feedback [...]

Robert J. Wiersema – The World More Full Of Weeping – Novella Available in Limited Edition

This in from Robert Wiersema, the Victoria writer has a new novella coming out, get your order in for the limited edition which sounds like a great deal: Chizine Publications has announced the release, this fall, of The World More Full of Weeping, a new novella by Robert J. Wiersema, author of the bestselling novel [...]

Michael Ignatieff - True Patriot Love - Book Signing

Michael Ignatieff – True Patriot Love – Book Signing

Canadian writer Michael Ignatieff, also known in certain circles for being the leader of the federal Liberal party, was on hand for the afternoon book signing of his latest publication True Patriot Love at Victoria’s Munro’s book store. A huge lineup snaked through the store and outside and down the sidewalk as people waited for [...]

P. K. Page -You are Here - Book Launch

P. K. Page -You are Here – Book Launch

The Grande Dame of Canadian Letters, P.K. (Patricia Kathleen)  Page, launched her latest book ‘You are Here’ , published by Hedgerow Press, with a book reading and signing at the Winchester Galleries Humboldt Street location in Victoria. The 92-year-old Page, who is especially noted for her poetry, has had nearly forty books published in genres [...]

Give Peace A Chance - Photographs Of John Lennon & Yoko Ono By Gerry Deiter

Give Peace A Chance – Photographs Of John Lennon & Yoko Ono By Gerry Deiter

In 1969 photographer Gerry Deiter accepted an assignment to cover Beatle John Lennon and artist Yoko Ono as they spent a week in bed in a Montreal hotel. Deiter covered the entire week of the Bed-In For Peace but the photo essay ended up getting bumped from the magazine by a a breaking news story [...]