Two events this weekend: Holiday Book Fair in Montreal & Canzine in Ottawa

The Pow Pow crew is pulling double duty this weekend, with events in both Montreal and Ottawa! First off we’ve got the Holiday Book Fair on Friday and Saturday at Concordia in downtown Montreal, and then we head over to the Ottawa Art Gallery for Canzine! Come get a jump start on your holiday shopping with books from […]

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A first for Pow Pow Press

Sophie Bédard’s Lonely Boys won the 2021 Doug Wright Award for Best Book! It’s a first for Pow Pow Press and we are very thrilled and proud! Thanks to Helge Dascher and Robin Lang who did an amazing translation. The ceremony, hosted by Don McKellar, was pre-recorded and livestream on Facebook and YouTube, you can watch it here. […]


An interview with Sophie Bédard

Sophie Bédard’s brilliant Lonely Boys was recently nominated for a Doug Wright Award. In order to celebrate, we’ve decided to translate this interview from 2020 which was done right after she won a Bédélys Award for Best Book. We hope you enjoy it! One of Lonely Boys’ greatest strengths is that your characters feel very […]


Some new stuff from Pow Pow Press

Hey everyone! We’ve been pretty busy on the French side of things here at Pow Pow Press. We’ve released a couple of new books we’re really excited about in the last few months and hopefully we’ll find some time to translate some of them in English at some point in the future. But, in the […]


Little Russia

In case you hadn’t noticed, things have been a little weird in the past few weeks. It’s a little odd to be releasing a new book in such strange times, but release dates are planned way in advance… and then you’re basically stuck with them no matter what. Look, we get it. People have other […]


Word on the Street

If you couldn’t make it to Canzine last week, don’t worry! On September 22nd, Pow Pow Press is coming back to Toronto for Word on the Street – Canada’s largest open-air book and magazine festival, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary. This time around, we will have books in both French and English. So if […]