Summer Launch

Join us for the launch of three new limited edition chapbooks: Notes on Assemblage by Phil Hall, The Rope by Adrienne Gruber, and When the Fire Leaves by Melanie Merasty, Saturday, July 22nd, 7pm, The Woods Alehouse, 148 2nd Ave … Continued

Fall Launch with Donna Kane and Kevin Spenst

JackPine Press is proud to launch two new chapbooks November 26th, 8pm, at Cafe Deux Soleils in Vancouver. Featuring original, handmade chapbooks by British Columbia poets and book artists, our fall launch will be a poetry reading to remember. Pioneer … Continued

’16 summer launch

Join us to celebrate three new beautiful limited editions at the Woods Alehouse on Saturday, June 25th, 2016 at 8pm. Read on for more about the books, and the people who made them: The Gorge: A Cartography of Sorrows, by … Continued

Little Books, Big Events

    The last time we hit up Ottawa it was in 2013, for the Canadian Bookbinders and Bookartist’s Guild (CBBAG) show and sale, and we came home with a box of lead type (that heavy little parcel sparked a … Continued

Making Paper, One Soggy Sheet at a Time

  Making paper from paper – revolutionary, I know – is a delightful way to learn how to make paper of any type, and once you’ve pulled sheets of paper from a slurry of pulp with a mould and deckle, you’ll … Continued

Linocut Jamming

  Linocut illustrations are perfect for chapbooks. They are easy to replicate, cover to cover or page to page; they don’t require a printer, and therefore printer-friendly paper; and they look badass, even when stamped by amateurs. They’re also a … Continued

So You Wanna Publish a Chapbook…

How do you get your chapbook funded or published? Assuming you’ve perfected your manuscript, secured illustrations and settled on a design, you’re ready to start shopping for a publisher to fund, print, and promote your baby. Start here: Kitty Lewis at Brick Books … Continued

Bookbinding Epiphanies

Want to get started on a book project, but you’re not sure what kind of structure or form it will take? Nothing beats browsing through your local (often University) library’s special collection or artist’s book collection for inspiration, but here … Continued

2015 homecoming launch

On Saturday, November 21st 2015, join us at PAVED Arts in Saskatoon as Alison Calder returns to the city in which she grew up, Zondra Roy releases her debut poetic memoir, and Katherin Edwards and Melissa Haney release their blueprinted … Continued

Cloud Art

Frances Hunter is a book designing force. She’s tireless when it comes to traditional bookmaking methods, and her latest JackPine project demonstrates her willingness to take on old school art forms perfectly. Stitching a flat-backed hardcover chapbook with a cloth spine would … Continued

fall launch

We are getting set to celebrate three new limited edition chapbooks by artists from Vancouver, Fort McMurray and Saskatoon with a launch party Saturday, November 29th at PAVED Arts in Saskatoon. From a book of hockey poems by a poet … Continued

This weekend: JackPine hits up the Vancouver Art/Book Fair

This weekend’s VA/BF will see a flurry of artists and book lovers in downtown Vancouver, and JackPine will be there. Free and open to the public, the Vancouver Art/Book Fair is the only international art book fair in Canada and one of only two on the West Coast. … Continued

next up: summer launch

we’ll be launching three new chapbooks Saturday, July 19th at PAVED Arts in Saskatoon. Come celebrate with some amazing book designers, poets, and visual artists, have a summer drink, and help us eat a mountain of delectable food. Our three … Continued

summer launch

We’re proud to be launching two new chapbooks on Saturday July 18: Shanda Stefanson’s Picking Apart the Stitches, and Laura Lamont and Jess Dixon’s Lost + Found. We’re also celebrating the release of our first official poetry broadsheet: James Pepler’s … Continued