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English Language, Literature, and Creative Writing
Canadian literature, Canadian small indie press, Indie press, Metcalf John Macleod, Small press
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This thesis examines the precariousness of the Canadian literary marketplace while using Biblioasis’ bookshop and press as a case study of small, indie presses in Canada. Biblioasis primarily publishes short stories and poetry, but they are also known for their International Translation Series, among othergenres such as non-fiction. The press’ location in the border city of Windsor, Ontario forces them to consider the American literary market in conjunction with Canada’s literary scene. John Metcalf plays a critical role in the foundation of Biblioasis, bringing many ideas and authors from his former press, Porcupine’s Quill. Economic and historical contexts for Biblioasis’ enterprise are explored, explaining how the press and bookshop managed to survive the both the COVID-19 pandemic and the difficulties of the Canadian publishing business.
Blagic, Nikolina, "BIBLIOASIS: A CASE STUDY OF A SMALL CANADIAN PRESS" (2022). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 8905.