A Harbour for the King

The Loyalist Dream on the Island of Grand Manan

By Wendy Dathan

Two and a half centuries ago a group of Empire Loyalists made their way to Grand Manan off the coast of New Brunswick and built communities sustained by the harvest of abundant fish and lobster.

In A Harbour for the King, Wendy Dathan tells the story of these settlers and the path of their decendants as they created livelihoods and a rich legacy across the generations.

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Atlantis: An Elegy

By George Peabody

Atlantis: An Elegy gives us a flagship poem for the memory of life along the Wolastoq before the building of the dam at Mactaquac.

When the Wolastoq—also known as the St. John River—was dammed at Mactaquac, western New Brunswick lost the heart of its great natural abundance—the annual migration of Atlantic salmon and a large swath of prime agricultural land.

George Peabody has created a classic elegy for this circumstance of great loss. However, with the passage of time and the end of the dam’s working life in view, Atlantis also evokes the awareness that Wolastoq will outlast this unwise human interdiction.

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New Release

The Faery Chronicles: Book Two: Rescuing Gnome

By Ann Brennan

Illustrated by
Leland Wong-Daugherty

The long-awaited sequel to The Faery Chronicles Book One is almost here! Find out what happened to Gnome and meet new characters on another grand adventure!

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Recent Release

Discovering the Movies in New Brunswick

A History of Cinema

By David Folster

Edited by Marion Beyea

When journalist and author David Folster discovered that some of the earliest documentary motion pictures were made in New Brunswick—wildlife and wilderness adventure movies—he began the research that led to this book.

Now over a decade past his untimely death, Chapel Street Editions has published Folster's history of movie-making and cinema in New Brunswick.

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Recent Release

Letters from the Future

How New Brunswickers Confronted Climate Change
and Redefined Progress

Edited by Daniel Tubb, Abram Lutes, Susan O’Donnell

Illustrated by Ian Smith

The future is not what it used to be... Change the story, redefine progress, become a good ancestor! New Brunswickers are hungry for hopeful stories of the future to counter the stereotype of “hard times in the Maritimes.”

Letters from the Future presents a sample of these hopeful stories, written by people who care deeply about New Brunswick.

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Recent Release

Chris in Canada

By George Frederick Clarke

Chris in Canada was George Frederick Clarke's first published book. Released as a book for adventure-loving  young readers in 1925, The story follows a fourteen-year-old boy over eight months of his life when he has just immigrated, with his family, to a New Brunswick farm on the edge of a vast wilderness of woods, lakes and streams near Howland Ridge.

Chapel Street Editions is proud to make this book available again in a new edition with added material by editor Mary Bernard.

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Meadowlands

A Chronicle of the Scovil Family

By Virginia Bliss Bjerkelund

Meadowlands is a non-fiction novel set between 1903 and 1934. Decendants of loyalist settlers, the Scovils farmed the rich interval land on the St. John River across from Gagetown, New Brunswick. This historical narrative recounts the story of daily life on their prosperous farm through times of great change. Virginia Bliss Bjerkelund, born in 1930, grew up hearing this history first-hand. She has re-created and brought her family's story to life in this engaging chronicle.

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Recent Release

Recent Release

Bright With
Invisible History

A William Bauer Reader

Edited by Brian Bartlett

Bright with Invisible History gathers a selection of poetry, short stories, journal entries, book reviews, and other prose by a remarkable man. William Bauer’s writings are full of affection for the puzzling and often humorous behaviour of human beings..

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Telling the Stories of the Saint John River Valley and New Brunswick

Chapel Street Editions publishes books that relate to the natural history and cultural life of the St. John River Valley and New Brunswick.

We are dedicated to publishing the work of NB writers and artists. We are particularly interested in writing that springs from a sense of place, speaks to cultural heritage, and celebrates the close relationship of land and people.

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