20 March 2009

The First Day of Spring

The first day of spring! And we’re getting close to the release dates for some of our spring 2009 titles. Most of the books are now progressing through the production line, some on press, some in sheets, some sewn, some bound. This time of year it’s hard to find a flat surface in the printshop that isn’t piled up with paper which is in some state of becoming a book. This week, as well as tidying up the last few details on the text of Anne Simpson’s essay collection The Marram Grass, I also used the Vandercook 219 letterpress in my office to print a few book jackets for spring titles and an invitation to our upcoming Spring Poetry Tra-la at Ben McNally Books in Toronto. That is, when I wasn’t busy crushing cupcakes. —AS

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