White Mountain Publications is a small Northern Ontario publisher specializing in non-fiction and poetry books in print and ebook format, in addition to English titles for the Bahá'í community world-wide. Website includes all titles, descriptions, guidelines, contest rules, and ordering information; books lists are arranged alphabetically by title, by topic, and by format with links to each individual book.
We acquired some titles from the now-closed Highway Book Shop in limited quantities. They are listed here, and our alphabetical list and genre list contain all the titles we now carry. We now have a list of the books we handle for the Little Claybelt Homesteaders Museum. All these books are also available at our new store at 50 Silver Street, Cobalt, ON.
The Northern Ontario Poetry Competition Deadline May 31st. --TODAY
This will be the 22nd year for the NOPC. Open only to poets living in Postal Code 'P'. Our annual deadline for this competition is May 31st.
Launch for the 2017 winners will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday Sept 9, 2017 in the mezzanine of the The Launch for our 22nd annual Northern Ontario Poetry Competition will take place Saturday, Sept 9th at 2:00 pm in the mezzanine of the Classic Theatre, 30 Silver Street, Cobalt. The winning poets are announced at that time. The 2016 winning poets are posted. Thanks to all who have supported this competition over the past 21 years.
It's NOT Too Late for this year, or to prepare for next year!
Make this the time your writing career takes off. You have to start somewhere and contests are one good way to see if you have what it takes. The Canadian Writers' Contest Calendar lists Canadian writing contests and awards for the year arranged by deadline date, and is cross-referenced by contest name and sponsor. If you think that you'd ever have time to write and still know where to find all this information, collect it, and organize it, call me. Anyone who says they could compile all of this on their own, has never tried to do it.
Great gift for the writers on your list. It's the nicest encouragement a writer can receive, aside from an acceptance letter. Click here for a look at the index to the 2017 edition.
If your group has a writing contest we should be including in the 2018 edition, we need to know before Oct 25th, 2017. Time for your group to plan. Submit contest information by mail or email at any time of year; new information may be listed on the Updates page, so don't wait. The order form for the 2018 edition is available for download here.
They Stepped Into Immortality The Stories Behind the World War I Veterans Listed On The New Liskeard Cenotaph by André Maheu The book has the 50 soldiers' stories told in 494 beautiful pages in a hard cover binding that will stand the test of time.
Features and Upcoming Releases
Cobalt ~The Cradle of Hard Rock Mining in Canada By Doug Baldwin is a beautiful colour pictorial outlining the Cobalt silver camp beginnings in 1904 through to 1924, and to present day. 59 photos, diagrams and maps are coupled with quotations from the experts and media of the times to present this overview of Cobalt history as clearly, simply and concisely as possible.
Missing in Cobalt by Terry Cassidy is a fictional account of a murder mystery set in Cobalt in the late 1940s, early 1950s. While the story is fictional, the setting in Cobalt vintage the late 1940s is vividly portrayed. Feedback so far is as I experienced it: readers couldn't put the book down. Cover is from a painting of Cobalt by George Cassidy, Terry's father.
COBALT: Canada's Forgotten Silver Boom Town by Douglas O Baldwin is a 374-page lushly illustrated history of the silver boom in Cobalt and of hard rock mining in Northern Ontario.
Did You Ever Wonder...A Story of the Báb as a Child is a children's story about the Báb as a Child. The Báb (1819-1850) is the Forerunner of one of the world's fastest growing religions today, the Bahá'í Faith. Using carefully gathered information about the Báb, author Will C. van den Hoonaard has created a unique story that will interest children between the ages of 6 and 11. Artist Gloria Savoie, one of Eastern Canada's better known artists, has specially created unique drawings to accompany this story. Together they succeed in making the Báb a figure closer to the heart and understanding, fostering the love of the Faith.
Mud, Muskeg & Mosquitoes ~The Life and Legacy of a Northern Ontario Pioneer by Diane Armstrong. Available in hard cover, paperback or ebook formats here. See readers' responses and reviews to the book. Nominated for Trillium Book Award, and Edna Staebler Creative Non-fiction Awards. Available in northern Ontario from our store at 50 Silver Street, Cobalt, McDonald's Pharmacy, the Timmins Museum -National Exhibition Centre in Timmins; and Chat Noir Books in New Liskeard.
Moose Factory Cree by Daisy Turner is an updated re-print of the original book published by the Highway Book Shop. This is a primer for Cree syllabics and includes 2 CDs providing the pronunciation. Now back in print from White Mountain Publications, available here at our new store in Cobalt, from Moose River Gift House in Moosonee, or the Timmins Museum-NEC.
Spiritual Survival Selected Bahá'í Writings on Tests and Difficulties, compiled by Jonathan Dixon, is now available in ebook formats. The extensive index is hyperlinked to the quotations and makes this ebook so user-friendly, you won't want to be without a copy. Print copies are still available as well.
Highway Book Shop~Northern Ontario's Unexpected Treasure by Lois Pollard. Shipping now and despite what is posted on their site -NOT available from amazon.com, but is available from amazon.ca Now that the Shop has been closed and sold, this invaluable history is even more precious. Now also in EBOOK formats.
|par Laura Landers|
Temiskaming Treasure Trails
by Peter Fancy
Temiskaming Treasure Trails, the complete 8 volume set by Peter Fancy, covers the history of the Temiskaming area from the late 1800s to the end of the Second World War. We have a limited number of sets we obtained from the former Highway Book Shop before it closed in 2011, so when these are gone, they are gone. There is a significant discount if they are purchased as a set, and of course the shipping is all much less.
For the list of our other books we have from the former Highway Book Shop, click here. All these books are available at the store, so you can save on the shipping if you stop in to visit us at 50 Silver Street, Cobalt, ON.
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