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 Acidic Soils

Jul 14, 2022

New on the Shelf: Gardening for Acidic Soils by Todd Boland and Jamie Ellison

Boulder Books is proud to release our newest guide to gardening, Gardening for Acidic Soils: Working with nature to create

photo of Food Culture Place cover and award announcement

Jun 9, 2022

Food Culture Place wins “Best in the World” at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards!

Boulder Books is thrilled to announce that Food Culture Place: Stories, Traditions, and Recipes of Newfoundland has won the 2022

Boulder Books 20 anniversary logo

Feb 21, 2022

Happy Birthday Boulder Books!

As Boulder Books celebrates its twentieth birthday this month, we look back on the company’s beginnings while looking forward to


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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