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A coffee with Shelley Peterson

As it turns out, when Tim asked me to take a look at Shelley Peterson’s books for my next blog, it wasn’t the first time I had seen them. In fact, when I was living in the United States as … Continue reading

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Pre-existing conditions in Dancer and Abby Malone

Back in January, I took a look at Sailor Girl and Little Comrades in the first instalment of the PQL review series. This month I’m going to be taking a bit of a different approach; this time around I’ll be … Continue reading

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The Porcupine’s Quill is remarkable in Canadian publishing in that most of the physical production of our journal is completed in-house at the shop on the Main Street of Erin Village. We print on a twenty-five inch Heidelberg KORD, typically onto acid-free Zephyr Antique laid. The sheets are then folded, and sewn into signatures on a 1907 model Smyth National Book Sewing machine.

To take a virtual tour of the pressroom, visit us at YouTube for a discussion of offset printing in general, and the operation of a Heidelberg KORD in particular. Other videos include Four Colour Printing, Smyth Sewing and Wood Engraving. Photographs of production machinery used on these pages were taken by Sandra Traversy on site at the printing office of the Porcupine's Quill, December 2008.

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 Book Publishing Industry Development Program (BPIDP) is also gratefully acknowledged.