Coach House Press is purchasing its home! The Coach House, located at 80 bpNichol Lane and home to Coach House Printing and Coach House Books since 1968, has been acquired by Coach House Press. The historic building (which dates from the late 1800s) and its four-decade legacy of innovative printing and publishing are safer and sounder than ever. A cause for celebration indeed!
Recently, Dani Couture sat down with Maggie Helwig to discuss her new novel, Girls Fall Down. In an interview that is featured on the Pages Books and Magazines website, Helwig reveals how she found a voice for her schizophrenic character, Derek: <!--newline--><!--newline-->DANI COUTURE: In your novel, you wrote intense dialogue for Derek, Susie’s schizophrenic brother who had disappeared off the grid.
Coach House Books is ecstatic to announce we’ve been shortlisted for the Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts!<!--newline--><!--newline-->The award, administered by the Ontario Arts Council, recognizes outstanding achievement in the professional arts by an individual or a group.
Last night, at a ceremony at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Coach House Books was named the Small Press Publisher of 2007 at the Libris Awards! <!--newline--><!--newline-->Given annually by the Canadian Booksellers' Association, the Libris Awards are nominated and voted on by members of the Canadian bookselling community, and honour outstanding achievement in Canada’s bookselling industry. Coach House triumphed over some very impressive competition, including Cormorant Books and Gaspereau Press.
The Canadian Booksellers Association announced the shortlist for the 2007 Libris Awards and Coach House Books has been nominated for Small Press Publisher of the Year!<!--newline--><!--newline-->The other publishers shortlisted for Small Press Publisher of the Year are Cormorant Books and Gaspereau Press -- worthy opponents, indeed.<!--newline--><!--newline-->Winners of the Libris Awards are announced at Book Expo Canada, Canada's annual book publishing trade show, Jun
In addition to being the start of the summer movie season, a time for flowers and the last name of Rod Stewart's friend Maggie, May is also the month of Doors Open Toronto and the start of Book Expo America! But here's the thing about May: it's the fifth month of the year, and as such (and because we're stumped for sale ideas), we're taking a fifth of the price off every title on the Coach House site!
From May 30 to June 1, the largest publishing event in North America – Book Expo America (or 'BEA' to those in 'the biz') – is hosted at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, and Coach House will be there. Like every year, the Expo provides booksellers and publishing industry workers a preview of exciting new things happening in the world of books.
We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Canada Council of the Arts, the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund, the Ontario Arts Council and the Ontario Media Development Corporation for our publishing activities.