The Porcupine’s Quill is an artisanal publisher that values the art and craft of the book, both in content and in form. Our mandate is to preserve the culture of the printed word by using our expertise in the art of 20th-century offset printing technology to create quality books that look and feel like 19th-century letterpress products. We specialize in Canadian art and design, book history, memoirs and selectively acquired collections of poetry and fiction from edgy new authors as well as pillars of the canon.

New! Fall 2017 Releases

The Essential John Reibetanz The Essential John Reibetanz
selected by Jeffery Donaldson
ISBN 978-0-88984-406-3
Pictographs Pictographs
James Simon
ISBN 978-0-88984-405-6
The Gamekeeper The Gamekeeper
Michael Harris
ISBN 978-0-88984-407-0
Triptych Triptych
P. K. Page
ISBN 978-0-88984-408-7
Ordinary Paradise Ordinary Paradise
Richard Teleky
ISBN 978-0-88984-409-4

Spring 2017 Releases

The Essential Jay Macpherson The Essential Jay Macpherson
selected by Melissa Dalgleish
ISBN 978-0-88984-401-8
The Museum of Possibilities The Museum of Possibilities
Barbara Sibbald
ISBN 978-0-88984-400-1
Dysphoria Dysphoria
Shane Neilson
ISBN 978-0-88984-402-5
Plastic Plastic
Margaret Gracie
ISBN 978-0-88984-404-9
Daddy Hall Daddy Hall
Tony Miller
ISBN 978-0-88984-403-2

Fall 2016 Releases

Portraits of Canadian Writers Portraits of Canadian Writers
Bruce Meyer
ISBN 978-0-88984-396-7
The Hobo's Crowbar The Hobo's Crowbar
JonArno Lawson and
Alec Dempster
ISBN 978-0-88984-399-8
The Essential D. G. Jones The Essential D. G. Jones
selected by Jim Johnstone
ISBN 978-0-88984-398-1
The Art of P. K. Irwin The Art of P. K. Irwin
Michèle Rackham Hall
ISBN 978-0-88984-395-0

Spring 2016 Releases

The Exile's Papers: Part 4 The Exile's Papers: Part 4
Wayne Clifford
ISBN 978-0-88984-390-5
Metamorphadox Metamorphadox
Jarrett Heckbert
ISBN 978-0-88984-391-2
Fabulous Fictions & Peculiar Practices Fabulous Fictions & Peculiar Practices
Tony Calzetta and
Leon Rooke
ISBN 978-0-88984-393-6
The Bird in the Stillness The Bird in the Stillness
Joe Rosenblatt
ISBN 978-0-88984-394-3
Strike Anywhere Strike Anywhere
Michael Lista
ISBN 978-0-88984-392-9

More to Explore

Portraits of Canadian Writers Handmade in Wellington County

The Essential Poets Series


The Porcupine's Quill would like to acknowledge the support of the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts for our publishing program. The financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund (CBF) is also gratefully acknowledged.

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