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Bologna Children's Book Fair 2018

What an amazing experience!  Veselina Tomova of Vis-a-vis Graphics, who works closely with the press, and Marnie Parsons are attending the Bologona Children's Book Fair from March 26-29. The fair is a veritable feast of remarkable children's books from across the globe. And Bologna, the city, offers an entirely other, and equally delicious, feast.  We [...]

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Meet Veselina Tomova: Where discoveries happen

Here's a link to a wonderful profile of illustrator/artist Veselina Tomova. It was created by Bojan Furst for The Independent, NL's alternative online paper, and is shared here with his kind permission.http://theindependent.ca/2018/03/19/indy-shorts/#V...Enjoy!

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The Story of Baxter, the Abino Mynah Bird

There’s no character at all like Baxter—the little albino mynah bird Mary gives to Jack—in the stories that inspired Jack & Mary in the Land of Thieves. Baxter appeared as an answer to a plot problem. Author Andy Jones wanted to adapt a story about love and betrayal for children. But he wanted to [...]

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Behind the Scenes with Andy Jones in the Land of Thieves

There’s this tale-type that always intrigued Andy Jones. It goes like this: a woman dresses up as a man in order to set things right after being falsely accused of being unfaithful to her husband. It’s the way this tale-type plays with ideas about gender roles that appealed to him. “It’s always interesting how successful [...]

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The first review of MALLARD, MALLARD, MOOSE is in!

We were delighted to see a warm review of Lori Doody's forthcoming book, Mallard, Mallard, Moose in Kirkus Reviews.  As the review notes: "Babysitting, or in this case, ducksitting is not for everyone - especially if you are a moose."  Lori Doody's third  picture book is as charming and delightful as its predecessors.  There's lots of [...]

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Welcome to Michelle Porter

We're delighted to be working with Michelle Porter, who is helping spread word of Running the Goat's publications.  Multi-talented and multi-tasking, Michelle is acting as our social media storyteller, finding new and innovative ways to tell the story of our stories on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  If you follow the press on any of these [...]

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New collection of recitations by the irrepressible Dave Paddon!

Dave Paddon fans celebrate!  The unstoppable rhymester is back, with Half the Lies You Tell Are Not True, a baker's dozen of hilarious recitations, illustrated by Duncan Major. Dave is a crowd favourite at storytelling events, festival and literary shindigs across the province and on the mainland. This new collection features some of his best-loved recitations, [...]

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The new Pearl

What a treat to acquire this lovely little Golding Pearl Old Style press from circa 1880.  It's a beauty, and will be great fun to use. The press made its way from PEI to Newfoundland a few years ago, when Bill Ritchie bought it as part of a larger letterpress purchase. It needed a lot [...]

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Saying goodbye to the Heidelberg Windmill

Late last year, we said goodbye to Running the Goat's Heidelberg Windmill press.  It's a grand machine, and has found a new home not too far away, with an eager and able young printer.  Lindsey was printer's devil throughout the summer of 2017, and much in need of  a printing press of her own. I'm [...]

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Re-imagining the printshop

The past few weeks have been busy ones, indeed, in the printshop. Not busy with visitors quite yet but busy all the same.  One press has gone off to a new home, and another, smaller press has found a new home here.  A new counter has arrived, too, and the place has been re-organized a [...]

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