Boulder Books is an independent Atlantic Canadian book publishing company

Boulder Books is an innovative book publishing company, dedicated to high quality works that explore underrepresented and evolving aspects of Canadian culture.

Since opening for business in 2002 Boulder has become a leading publisher of culturally significant books in both literary and non-literary genres.

Achievements of note:

  • Best of PCSP Awards 2021 Business of the Year
  • Winner of the 2021 Atlantic Canada Craft Award for Excellence in Product Design for its Saltwater Knits series of Newfoundland and Labrador heritage knitting books. In 24 years of presenting these awards, this is the first time a publisher received this distinction.
  • Saltwater Mittens from the Island of Newfoundland: More than 20 Heritage Designs to Knit won the 2019 Best Atlantic Published Book Award.
  • Newfoundland in the First World War, by Jenny Higgins won the 2017 Newfoundland and Labrador Book Award.
  • Perished: The 1914 Newfoundland Sealing Disaster, by Jenny Higgins won the Democracy 250 Atlantic Book Award for Historical Writing.
  • Birds of Newfoundland: Field Guide by Ian Warkentin and Sandy Newton won the 2010 Best Atlantic-Published Book Award.

Boulder’s reputation for publishing high quality works has been established by maintaining high standards in editing and book design. By continuously improving the quality of our books, we hope to build an ever-growing base of readers for our authors.

We gratefully acknowledge for their financial support of our publishing program:  the Government of Canada, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts and Recreation through the Publishers Assistance Program.

Land Acknowledgement

Boulder Books respectfully acknowledges that the territory in which we live and work are the ancestral homelands of the Beothuk, and the island of Newfoundland as the ancestral homelands of the Mi’kmaq and Beothuk. We would like to recognize the Inuit of Nunatsiavut and NunatuKavut and the Innu of Nitassinan, and their ancestors, as the original people of Labrador.

We also acknowledge that we are in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) People first signed with the British Crown in 1725. The treaties did not deal with surrender of lands and resources but in fact recognized Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) title and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations.


Cover of World War II Shipwrecks. Picture of divers underwater near the hull of a shipwreck.

Jul 14, 2024

New on the Shelf: World War II Shipwrecks of Newfoundland

Boulder Books is proud to release its latest book, World War II Shipwrecks of Newfoundland: In Pictures, a captivating exploration

Cover of Devilfish

May 29, 2024

Devilfish by Jenny Higgins wins 2024 Ed Roberts Book Award

Devilfish, by Jenny Higgins and published by Boulder Books, wins 2024 Edward Roberts History Award from Historic Sites Association of

Cover of Mary Foley, Mary Doyle

May 8, 2024

Book Launch – Mary Foley, Mary Doyle

Media Advisory: What: Book Release – Mary Foley, Mary Doyle When: Thursday May 9, 5pm – 7pm Where: Elk’s Club,


We acknowledge financial support of the Government of Canada. Also we acknowledge financial support of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation through the Publishers Assistance Program.

Funded by the government of Canada

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