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If you're like me, you're in a slight panic mode because there's only a few days 'til Christmas and you’re only about 62 per cent finished your shopping. You may be in the realm of uncertainty, not knowing what to get for those last few people on your list. But Muskeg Press wants to help you! If you’ve good a book-lover in your family or circle of friends, you may want to peruse the list below. They’re a list of some of the books I read this year, and hopefully, they’ll give you some last-minute gift ideas. Enjoy, and, good...

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As any retailer might tell you, for most of the year they operate “in the red”: their monthly revenue is usually lower than their monthly expenses. It might not be until the Christmas shopping season, which begins in November, when they start to see their revenues outpace their expenses. In other words, they are now “in the black.” Hence, Black Friday, the day after American Thanksgiving, the busiest shopping day of the year.  And so, since the heady consumerist days of the late-20th century, we have a term that immediately describes the materialistic side of the Christmas season. As online shopping rose...

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Through the publication of The Outsider’s Guide to Prince Rupert (2nd edition), Muskeg Press will be supporting the Kaien Trails Society, a voluntary organization which has done so much work to build, develop and maintain the trail network throughout Prince Rupert. Ten per cent of all sales made on Nov. 17, the date of the book launch, will be going to the organization. And we’re very happy to do so! After all, the Outsider's Guide and the Kaien Trails Society are very closely related: the book describes and celebrates the wonderful walking trails around Prince Rupert, and the Society is actually going...

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With only a few days left until the official launch of "Outsider's Guide to Prince Rupert, 2nd edition," Chris Armstrong, owner of Muskeg Press, had a brief chat with the author, Matt Simmons (pictured above, in the middle of a hike). They discussed what's new in the latest edition, how the book came to fruition, and the benefits of getting lost on a hike. Read the full interview below. Chris Armstrong: Matt, you and I have known each other for a while. You used to be a columnist with the Prince Rupert Daily News, and you did a bit of writing...

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A certificate from the government of British Columbia states that Muskeg Press was born on December 16, 2009. So, in just over a month from the time this blog is published, the company will be celebrating its 10th birthday. It's been a decade of ups and downs, to say the least. In 2011, we published our first book, No More Secrets: Recipes from Cow Bay Cafe, containing recipes from one of the most popular restaurants that has ever graced the shores of Kaien Island. A few years later, we published ABCs of Prince Rupert and, the same year, Gumboot Girls. After a few more years,...

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