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FAUNICS x two shortlists

Friday, June 15th, 2018

We are pleased to announce that Jack Davis’s debut collection, FAUNICS, has been nominated for the Gerald Lampert Award




and the Alanna Bondar Memorial Book Prize.


Alanna Bondar Memorial Book Prize


In Faunics, Jack Davis delights in finding the word to match the precise moment of observation of sundry species situated primarily in northeast Ontario. The range of reference  and research is impressive (from Duns Scotus to Robert Bringhurst, from The Tempest to Tender Buttons), as is the lyrical and philosophical weight given to line break, silence, and inter-species contact. The poems emerge as their own startling linguistic creatures, “makeshifting” an environmentally attuned music.

**Gerald Squires** nominated for APMA Best Atlantic Published Book Award

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018
The Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association announced in April 2018 a shortlist of five books for the 2018 Best Atlantic Published Book Award. The APMA Best Atlantic Published Book Award is awarded to an Atlantic Canada publisher whose book best exemplifies excellence and achievement in publishing.
The 2018 APMA Best Atlantic Published Book Award Shortlist:
  • Gerald Squires: An Artbook – with critical writing by Stan Dragland (Pedlar Press)
  • Policing Black Lives – Robyn Maynard (Fernwood Publishing)
  • Powered by Love – Joanna Henry (Goose Lane Editions)
  • SakKijâjuk: Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut – Heather Igloliorte (Goose Lane Editions)
  • Towards an Encyclopedia of Local Knowledge – Pam Hall (Breakwater Books)

Pedlar congratulates the publishers of these fine and worthy titles.


Pay What You Can

Pay What You Can

Monday, March 26th, 2018

Do you long to purchase the artbook GERALD SQUIRES but are strapped for cash at present?

Pedlar Press is always willing to accept PWYC (pay what you can) terms. The reason for Pedlar Press’s existence is to put excellent books (stories, poems, essays, in other words, thinking) into readers’ hands. Class, race, gender, ability, education, access—Pedlar understands that obstacles to obtaining books exist.

Talk to us: ask for what you need. The entire relationship between author, publisher and reader is meant to benefit each of us.



Beth Follett


If you place her in a sub-category, you mean to limit her reach

Saturday, March 10th, 2018

Gerald Squires nominated for NL Heritage Book Award

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

The Historic Sites Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (HSA) is proud to announce the 2018 shortlist for the Heritage and History Book Award.

  • Gerhard P. Bassler, Escape Hatch, Newfoundland’s Quest for German Industry and Immigration, 1950-1970, Flanker Press, 2017.
  • Stan Dragland, Gerald Squires, Pedlar Press, 2017.
  • Anna Kearney Guigné, The Forgotten Songs of Newfoundland Outports: As Taken from Kenneth Peacock’s Newfoundland Field Collection, 1951-1961, Canadian Museum of History and University of Ottawa Press, 2016.
  • Pam Hall, Towards an Encyclopedia of Local Knowledge: Excerpts from Chapters I and II, Breakwater, 2017.
  • Jenny Higgins, Newfoundland in the First World War, Boulder Publications, 2016.
  • Roger Pickavance, The Traditional Newfoundland Kitchen, Boulder Publications, 2017.
  • Harvey B. Richer, Gold Coins of Newfoundland, 1865-1888, Boulder Publications, 2017.
  • J. C. Roy, Terra Magna: Labrador, Breakwater, 2017.

The eight titles selected for the 2018 shortlist represent an eclectic exploration of Newfoundland and Labrador’s history and heritage, with topics covering art, local knowledge, music, industry, war, food, and money.

The shortlist represents outstanding work of non-fiction, published in 2016 or 2017, that enriches the knowledge of the general public of the heritage and history of Newfoundland and Labrador. The winning title will be announced on March 7, 2018 at the ceremony for the HSA’s Manning Awards for Excellence.