Ottawa Small Press Book Fair & Meet the Presses Indie Literary Market

Come see Apt. 9 Press at the Ottawa Small Press Book Fair tomorrow. Same book fair place, same book fair time as usual: 12:00-5:00pm at the Jack Purcell Community Centre. We’ll have brand new titles from Nelson Ball and Michael e. Casteels, still-fairly-new titles from Marilyn Irwin and Lillian Nećakov, and somewhat-less-new-but-still-exciting titles from Christine McNair , Ben Ladouceur, and the Accord of Poets poets (and a handful of copies of my own new Baseline Press chapbook).

Next weekend, Apt. 9 hits the road to run a table at the Meet the Presses Indie Literary Market. If you’re anywhere near Toronto, it’d be great to see you at the Tranzac Club from 11:30-5:00pm.

Our latest titles will be available for purchase online at our Etsy shop following both fairs.

Two book fairs in two weeks–hope the shelves in the office are ready for the influx of new books!


An Accord of Poets – One-Year Anniversary and Sale

One year ago today, I was excited and lucky to be starting a five-day poetry reading tour with Jesslyn Gagno, Jeff Blackman, Justin Million, and Rachael Simpson. We read in Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, Peterborough (and later Kingston). Apt. 9 published its first book with a spine to coincide with the tour, and today, to mark the one year-anniversary, that book is on sale for 50% off($10.00 down from $20.00). It’ll be on sale October 11-15, the original five days of the tour. If you missed it the first time around, or just feel like buying a backup copy (or three), this is a good time do it! Thanks once again to all in the Accord, to our families for putting up with our extended absence over the Thanksgiving weekend, and to all that helped make the tour possible. ‪#‎itallhappened‬ ‪#‎oneyearago‬



Apt. 9 Press: A Bibliography (2009-2015)

Apt. 9 has been quiet since our very busy Fall season. Plans are underway for our Spring titles to be released at the Ottawa Small Press Book Fair on June 13, 2015. Full details to follow.

The website has received a minor redesign. As Apt. 9’s list grew, things became increasingly unwieldy on the old website. This one should be a bit easier to navigate, and a bit cleaner to look at. To mark this (absurdly) minor occasion, here is an abbreviated bibliography of the press going back to the release of our first titles more than five years ago now. 30 books, 6 broadsides, 2 folios. A lot of paper cuts in there! 4 more Apt. 9 titles will join that list before 2015 is out.

Apt 9 Press: A Bibliography (2009-2015)

Apt. 9 Press: 2009-2015
Apt. 9 Press: 2009-2015