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Jack and the Manger reviewed in the Anglican Journal

We've long said that Andy Jones and Darka Erdelji's is one of the loveliest tellings of the Christmas story--a down-to-earth version of a heavenly tale.  This month's issue of the Anglican Journal includes the book in its group review of children's Christmas tales. The reviewer makes special note of Darka's contribution, writing: "Illustrations, by Slovenian-born [...]

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The sweet terror of SPIRITED AWAY

A recent review in Quill & Quire lauds Tom Dawe and Veselina Tomova's newest collaboration.  The reviewer writes: "Like a typical Newfoundland evening of storytelling, there are stories within stories within stories. The fairies are seldom experienced first-hand, but the atmosphere of dread is slowly created until the reader is spirited away into a terrifying [...]

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CAPELIN WEATHER gets high praise

Lori Doody's Capelin Weather got a four-star review on CM Magazine's website.  Praising the beauty and simplicity of Doody's artwork, the reviewer goes on to say "Some books coming out of smaller presses are unfortunately immediately discounted, but Capelin Weather proves that, when given a chance, these small presses can sometimes create magic."

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Winding down the summer of 2017

What a summer it's been!  We had hundreds of visitors to the printshop, and enjoyed meeting each and every one. Folks from all over the world stopped by to visit the press, share stories of their own interest in printing and books, and learn about the area.As October settles in, we're winding down regular hours [...]

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Celebrating two beautiful new books!

On Tuesday October 17th, we'll be celebrating two wonderful RTG titles with tunes, songs, readings and a bit of nosh.Join us at The Rocket Room (Water Street, St. John') at 7pm as we launch Tom Dawe and Veselina Tomova's Spirited Away: Fairy stories of old Newfoundland and Sheree Fitch and Darka Erdelji's Polly MacCauley's Finest, Divinest, [...]

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RALPH is flying high with the TD Summer Reading Club

Here at Running the Goat, we were absolutely thrilled to learn that Ralph, Flying Hound by Dave Paddon, with illustrations by alex kolano, has been chosen as one of the 2017 TD Summer Reading Club's Top 10 Recommended Reads (in English). Congratulations to Dave and alex, and to designer Veselina Tomova!  How great to think of [...]

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A terrific article about the story behind Sheree Fitch's forthcoming book

Wondering what got Sheree Fitch writing about wool, an isolated old woman, and the strength of community?Here's a link to a terrific article in the New Glasgow News that gives the story behind the story.http://www.ngnews.ca/living/2017/2/1/renowned-chil...

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Reconditioning the iron handpress

Master printer and pressman, Bill Ritchie has been in the printshop for a few days over the past couple of weeks, helping to recondition the iron handpress. It's been great fun working with him, and machinist Billy Severs, to learn more about how the press is put together, and seeing it carefully brought back to [...]

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Double Doody!

We're delighted to announce that Running the Goat will be publishing another book by Lori Doody this summer.  The Puffin Problem will be published in July, just a few weeks after Doody's Capelin Weather hits the shelves.  More details coming soon!

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An exciting 2017 ahead

Happy New Year to All.  Here at Running the Goat we are looking forward to an exciting 2017 full of wonderful books, interesting visitors to the printshop, and new opportunities.Wishing you all good things in the months ahead.

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