Ordering Books

 

 

Individual Orders

Porcupine's Quill eBook Store To order direct from The Porcupine’s Quill, send a chcque to 68 Main St., Erin, ON, N0B 1T0. If you send the cheque in advance we will pay the HST and shipping charges. We normally ship within 24 hours, and we are happy to accommodate rush deliveries by your choice of courier so long as you are willing to cover the freight costs.

VISA orders can be accommodated by fax ONLY (do not send credit card information through email). Fax your order to (519) 833-9845.

If you’re looking for class sets, please let us know. Discounts and special contests for students may be possible.

For more information e-mail The Porcupine’s Quill.

 

AbeBooks If you would like to purchase a PQL book online, we prefer to deal through Abebooks, where we have bookseller status.

 

Find Local Indies You may also ask your local independent bookseller to order a book for you. If you’re not sure where to find the nearest indie bookstore, try using the Retail Council of Canada’s independent bookstore locator.

 

Regionally, we recommend the services of some of the very finest of independent booksellers in the country:

41 Quebec St.
Guelph, ON
N1H 2T1
phone: 519-821-3311
email: queries@bookshelf.ca
www.bookshelf.ca
121 First St.
Orangeville, ON
L9W 3J8
phone: 519-942-3830
email: booklore@bellnet.ca
bookmanager.com/1162381
513 Locust St.
Burlington, ON
L7S 1V3
phone: 905-639-0925
email: diffdrum@mac.com
www.differentdrummerbooks.ca
1060 King St. W.
Hamilton, ON
L8S 1L7
phone: 905-528-4508
toll free: 1-800-867-0090
email: staff@princebooks.net
www.princebooks.net
96 King St. S.
Waterloo, ON
N2J 1P5
phone: 519-884-2665
toll free: 1-888-241-7546
email: orders@wordsworthbooks.com
www.wordsworthbooks.com
1974 Weston Rd.
Weston, ON
M9N 1W2
phone: 416-241-5801
email: squibbs@on.aibn.com
squibbsstationers.com

 

There are also several bookstores in Toronto that carry PQL titles, including:

366 Bay Street
Toronto, ON
M5H 4B2
phone: 416-361-0032
email: info@benmcnallybooks.com
www.benmcnallybooks.com
Queen West
883 Queen St. W.
Toronto, ON
M6J 1G5

phone: 416-366-8973
email: info@typebooks.ca
www.typebooks.ca
The Annex
427 Spadina Rd.
Toronto, ON
M5P 2W3

phone: 416-487-8973
email: info@typebooks.ca
www.typebooks.ca
Danforth
348 Danforth Ave.
Toronto, ON
M4K 1N8

phone: 416-469-9997
email: danforth@bookcity.ca
www.bookcity.ca
The Beach
1950 Queen St. E.
Toronto, ON
M4L 1H6

phone: 416-698-1444
email: beach@bookcity.ca
www.bookcity.ca
Yonge &
St. Clair

1430 Yonge St.
Toronto, ON
M4T 1Y6

phone: 416-926-0749
email: stclair@bookcity.ca
www.bookcity.ca

 

Book Manager To find a local independent bookstore near you, search Book Manager.

 

Amazon.com Amazon.com is probably the best source for individuals wanting to order PQL titles in the United States. Amazon lists over 196 PQL titles as in-stock and ready for shipping within twenty-four hours. Amazon is also often the best site to use for ordering recent releases.
Amazon.ca Amazon.ca usually offers the cheapest prices of any on-line source for Porcupine’s Quill titles.
Chapters-Indigo Chapters-Indio may be a viable alternative, depending on the availability of stock on hand. One problem with Chapters is that they insist that our books are published in hardcover, which is not true. Another problem is that a book which is not in stock at Ingram’s warehouse in Tennessee will show a three to five week delivery time.

 

Porcupine's Quill eBook Store If you would like to purchase an ebook editon of a PQL title, you cansearch the selection of eBooks available in PDF format at our eBook Store
Google Play Google Play also offers a number of PQL eBooks.

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 Canada Book Fund (CBF) is also gratefully acknowledged.

“In my sixteen years of reviewing Canadian literature for the Toronto Star, I have found that the Porcupine’s Quill has upheld the most consistently high level of excellence in writing and publishing of any of the literary presses in this country. Its output alone would put Canada on a firm international footing in contemporary world literature.” —Philip Marchand