|Parent company||Brick Books|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|Headquarters location||London, Ontario|
|Key people||Don McKay, Truus Dragland, and Jean McKay.|
From the company website: "The mandate of Brick Books is to foster interesting, ambitious, and compelling work by Canadian poets, both new and established; to create and maintain the exceptional editorial standard for which Brick has gained a national reputation; to produce beautifully designed, attractive books worthy of the excellence of their contents; and to distribute and promote these books and their authors."
The company began as Nairn publishing house, which was established Ailsa Craig, Ontario in 1971 but suspended operations in 1975. The unpublished stock was left in the custodianship of Dragland (editor of Brick magazine in London, Ontario) with an open offer to take over the imprint if he wished. The first Nairn book Dragland published was Ten Letters, a 1975 chapbook by Colleen Thibaudeau. Don McKay joined as editor and co-publisher in 1977, and operations were transferred to the Mackay home in Coldstream, Ontario (just outside London). The name was changed to Brick/Nairn in 1979, and eventually Brick Books in 1981.
Brick Books is a national press, with authors and editors scattered across the country (from Quadra Island, BC to St. John’s, Newfoundland), production, printing and distribution located in Toronto, and administration in London, Ontario. The company publishes 7 new books and an average of 9 reprints every year.
- Brick Books Official website.
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