Well, tomorrow will see the movement of Apt. 9 from its eponymous space, 328 Frank St. Apt. 9 Ottawa ON.
The move unfortunately overlaps with the summer edition of the Ottawa Small Press Book Fair which happens tomorrow at Jack Purcell from noon to 5:00pm. However, as was mentioned earlier, Justin Million and Peter Gibbon will be covering a table under the Apt. 9 name. Both have lots of interesting things going on of their own, so do ask them about readings and magazines.
New from Apt. 9 will be Landforms from Leigh Nash. I don’t have enough good things to say about this book. Leigh deserves every reader she can get, so do get your hands on it (and I don’t just say that because it is an Apt. 9 title). You’ll regret not buying it this fall when her first trade book hits the shelves.
To date, Apt. 9 has produced eight titles (starting in August 2009). Including some brief runs of reprints for various reasons, that totals 442 individual books stitched inside these walls (well, 442 if we only count those that saw the light of day). Every book has been designed, printed and bound from start to finish at this address. The name will, of course, continue, but the press will need to adapt to its new space.
The move has put projects on hold briefly, and they will likely remain that way through the new few weeks, but news and new books are on the way.
Enjoy the small press fair everyone.