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RELEASE DATE MAY 10! 

PRE-ORDERS PRIOR TO MAY 1

WILL BE DELIVERED BY THE MIDDLE OF MAY.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE DURING THE ONTARIO-WIDE LOCKDOWN.

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LAURA BYRNE PAQUET —TRAVEL WRITER 
AND CREATOR OF THE POPULAR OTTAWA ROAD TRIPS BLOG  
SHARES HER FAVOURITE TRAVEL DESTINATIONS IN THE OTTAWA REGION. 
NONE ARE MORE THAN 100 KILOMETRES AWAY.  ALL ARE WORTH THE TRIP.

SPECIAL ONLINE PRICE $19.95

"A funny, irreverent, poignant look back at growing up 

in Canada's Capital in Ottawa's golden era of movie theatres."

SPECIAL ONLINE PRICE $19.95

OUr Story

Ottawa Press and Publishing began five years ago with a simple idea  publish local books. 


I'm not sure if three words qualify as a business plan, but that's what I had. 


I came up with the plan because I enjoy being a regional publisher. Everyone on the OPP team feels the same way. We believe there are good books in this world. And then there are good books that tell you something about your neighbourhood, your neighbours, the history of that river over the hill – and those are great books.


Our spring titles will start to appear in bookstores soon, and we’ve got more great books for you. 


Laura Byrne Paquet, an Ottawa-based author and local travel writer has written perhaps the definitive guide to day-tripping around Ottawa. If you can't wait to get outside and enjoy our warmer weather and longer daylight hours after a year of lock-downs and quarantines, then you're going to want pick up ROAD TRIPS: YOUR 100-KM GETAWAY GUIDE.


Dan Lalande, a local writer who's written for numerous TV shows including The Racoons and You Can’t Do That on Television, as well as feature films starring Eli Wallach, and Pat Morita, has written a memoir about growing up in Ottawa and watching some of the best movies of all time in the heydays of Ottawa theatres. If you still miss the Somerset and are bemoaning the death of the Bytowne Cinema on Rideau St., you'll love REEL OTTAWA.


Both of these books are on sale right now, right here on our website. I’ll be announcing more new titles in the coming weeks – including our spring fiction titles.


For now, though, I’d just like to thank you for visiting the OPP site, reading local, and letting us continue to get away with a three-word business plan. 


Ron Corbett,

Publisher

Ottawa Press and Publishing

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Andrew King is a widely collected Canadian artist and a history "detective". .


The detective part doesn’t get mentioned often, but Andrew is a history sleuth, someone who loves to solve historical mysteries. 


Where exactly is the first house built in Ottawa? Was there really a nuclear reactor once at Tunney’s Pasture? And what in the world happened to Ottawa’s once famous tiki bar at the Talisman Inn? Find out the answers to these questions and more in Ottawa Rewind.

READ, ENJOY, AND WALK!

Where is Ottawa’s oldest street? Which 20th-century architect designed much of the Glebe? In which Ottawa neighbourhood can you find Nanny Goat Hill, the civic address of the former Grads Tavern, and a Franciscan seminary?


Take a history walk with author, musician, and journalist Phil Jenkins to find the answers. Along the way get an almost block-by-block re-telling of Ottawa’s history in As I Walked About.

SPRING FORWARD WITH A 

GREAT BOOK!