BIBLIO-BISON

GET LIT AT THE ROYAL BISON!

Edmonton’s premier literary publishers are back with special offerings for bibliophiles! Stop by the Biblio-Bison booth to browse local books and magazines written by Edmontonians and published in the city. Peruse the bookshelf or chat with a publisher to learn more about their literature and the cool events they host in the city. You’re sure to walk away with a large stack of engaging lit for yourself or the obsessive reader in your life.  

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THE PUBLISHERS 

BOLO TIE COLLECTIVE

The Bolo Tie Collective is a writing community based out of MacEwan University where local writers, both aspiring and established, can hone their skills while sharing their stories with a wider audience. twitter.com/bolotie_macewan

EIGHTEEN BRIDGES

Eighteen Bridges is a magazine concerned with people, politics, culture, and ideas, its articles substantial and grounded in the tradition of narrative journalism. eighteenbridges.com

GLASS BUFFALO

Glass Buffalo is a literary publisher in search of mythic power. We showcase emerging writers in our magazine—which was nominated for Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Alberta Magazine Awards—and chapbooks, and host literary events around the city to promote their work. glassbuffalo.com

MONTO BOOKS

Monto Books is Edmonton’s newest independent publisher looking to capture the spirit of the city and share it with the world. montobooks.ca

NEWEST PRESS

Founded in 1977, NeWest Press is one of Canada’s first independent literary publishing houses. NeWest publishes literary fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama, as well as a line of mystery novels, with a particular interest in books by Western Canadian authors. newwestpress.com

ON SPEC
On Spec is one of Canada’s oldest journals of speculative fiction, with a mix of sci-fi, fantasy, horror and other fantastical literature in every issue. We’re proud to be Edmonton-based and produced. onspecmag.wordpress.com

STONEHOUSE PUBLISHING

Founded in 2014, Stonehouse Publishing publishes literary and trade fiction, with a special focus on historical fiction. Their list includes a diverse selection of titles and authors, and they have plans to re-release classic works in the near future. stonehousepublishing.ca

A Look Into Hingston & Olsen Publishing

Michael Hingston is back with Biblio-Bison this holiday season and we couldn't be more excited! Hingston & Olsen is the outfit responsible for the Short Story Advent Calendar, an internationally acclaimed collection of sealed stories that get opened, one by one, on the mornings leading up to Christmas. This round Michael has some pretty exciting works lined up for us. Check out Hingston & Olsen Publishing on instagram / twitter and read on to find out more about the new projects on the go!

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The 2017 Short Story Advent Calendar: Back after two sold-out years, this is another set of 24 individually sealed stories to help you ring in the Christmas season, plus a gorgeous slipcase and special vellum sleeve. Contributors include Kelly Link, Jim Gavin, Maggie Shipstead, Ken Liu, and Carmen Maria Machado.

The Ghost Box: A deluxe set of spooooooky stories to get you in the Hallowe'en spirit, edited and introduced by comedian and horror aficionado Patton Oswalt. Each handmade box features a matte-black finish, an iridescent colour-shifting foil stamp on top, and a magnetized lid. You can read more about it in this Washington Post story, circa 2017.

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