CBU Press Closing Down
I am sorry to see the beginning of the end for the Cape Breton University Press. It has published many wonderful books of history and fiction, as well as essays and poetry, over its long and productive lifespan.
CBU Press is closing up shop not because of any shortage of good manuscripts being written by Cape Breton writers or those with Cape Breton connections. Rather, it’s simply a business decision taken by the university that has paid its way for many decades. It’s a challenging time for universities and CBU Press is being ended as a cost-saving measure. No other university in Atlantic Canada has ever had a press like CBUP.
Rather than dwell on what is being lost, I am choosing to be thankful for what existed for so long. Thanks to CBU Press thousands of readers have enjoyed and learned from A Forest for Calum, Trapper Boy and hundreds of other wonderful books.
So long CBUP. You will be missed.
And best wishes to Nimbus Publishing, based in Halifax, as it picks up some of CBUP’s titles and continues to make them available to the world.