Thursday, April 29, 2010

2nd Indie Literary Market (Toronto) on June 5

Mark your calendars for June 5

the 2nd Indie Literary Market is coming!

The Meet the Presses Indie Literary Market gives the public an opportunity to meet dozens of Canadian literary presses and directly purchase publications that may not be readily available (or available at all!) in bookstores.

The Indie Literary Market is Toronto's only all-literary literary-publisher showcase! Curated by the Meet the Presses Collective, the June 5 event features a range of fantastic publishers from Toronto, Hamilton, Vancouver, Ottawa, Cobourg, Windsor, and London.

So far, participating publishers and magazines include:

Anvil Press
Battered Press
Brick Books
Coach House Books
Ferno House
Gesture Press
Lowlife Publishing
Mansfield Press
Pedlar Press
Peter O’Toole
Porcupine’s Quill
Proper Tales Press
Red Iron
Room 3o2 Books
serif of nottingham editions
The Emergency Response Unit
Toronto Poetry Vendors
Underwhich Editions
Wolsak & Wynn

This is Toronto’s only all-literary indie-publisher showcase! You’ll find cutting-edge fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction from some of the most exciting, challenging publishers in Canada.

Saturday, June 5, 2010
Clinton’s Tavern, 693 Bloor Street West (near Christie subway station)

Admission is free. Clinton’s has a great selection of food and drink for purchase.

Stay tuned for updates about participating presses and special events!

The Meet the Presses Collective
Gary Barwin, Elisabeth de Mariaffi, Paul Dutton, Andrew Faulkner, Leigh Nash, Nick Power & Stuart Ross
[Founding Members Emeritus: Maria Erskine, Ally Fleming, Beth Follett, Maggie Helwig]

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Toronto Small Press Book Fair June 19

Really excited to announce the next Toronto Small Press Book Fair will be Saturday, June 19, 2010, at the lovely historic Great Hall (1087 Queen Street West). The Fair will be free to the public & run 11am to 5pm.

Participants' full tables cost a low $30. and half-tables are (logically enough) $15.

We're currently getting our website remodeled, so the pdf registration form isn't up there yet. register please send us an email at and we'll send you the form. Please note that, as with previous fairs, this event registration is first come, first served, because there's limited space. (until we start holding the Fair in the TARDIS, this will continue to be an issue!)

Thanks & see you on June 19th!

Crowd Control Sound & Art Fair - Halifax NS

Saturday, May 29th | 12PM-4:30PM

This spring the Obey Convention will once again present a special celebration of DIY culture. We are inviting local and travelling record labels, zine makers, small press book makers, screen printers, and other talented folks to show off their wares at the North St. Church on May 29th. Besides lots of tablers, the event will also include DJs from CKDU and all kinds of live music. The fair is absolutely free to the public, so we expect big crowds. Tables are ONLY $15 and very limited. To book a table, please email

To find out more about the Obey Convention, go here: