Although several volumes produced by the Vancouver-based Douglas & McIntyre have sat upon my shelves for quite awhile, I had not focused on this independent publishing powerhouse until I recently posted some thoughts about art in the Pacific Northwest and pondered the coincidence that two art books (Shore, Forest and Beyond and Mythic Beings) mentioned then were from D&M. I also count Inuksuit (noted in O’Canada Blog on January 31, 2011) and Arctic Eden among my books from D&M that contain beautiful images of special aspects of the Canadian physical and cultural landscape.
Exploring their catalog of titles, what strikes me are the diverse range and high quality — there are many award wimmers here — of Douglas & McIntyre’s art-themed volumes and its literary fiction and non-fiction. Its affiliated imprint, Greystone Books, is also quite good. I’ve added several to my wish list. Some of the titles that stood out from my browsing include those below.