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North America

No local pickups in Calgary. 

Orders are sent from a fulfillment partner. USA and overseas orders ship from Los Angeles and Canadian orders from Montreal unless otherwise noted. You will receive an automated notice when your order of a book or back issue leaves the warehouse. 

Due to the pandemic, delivery times are not guaranteed by any carriers. Most items are sent media/publications mail, which is not traceable at every step. Book and back issue bundles are sent via Priority Mail or FedEx.

Currency Conversion

UPPERCASE is a Canadian company with all prices and receipts shown in Canadian dollars. The equivalent conversion is shown via your payment method. We accept Visa, MC, Amex and Paypal—no cheques or ordering by mail. 

*I'm experimenting with an app that will display the prices in your currency of choice—click on the flag in the upper right corner of the navigation. Receipts are delivered in Canadian currency.


We ship subscriptions, books, back issues to UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and parts of Asia. In all cases, customs charges are at the discretion of the recipient's country and the responsibility of the purchaser. 

The baseline shipping rate for overseas is CAD$30. The cart will adjust your rate according to the weight of your items. To Australia and New Zealand, we typically ship with Asendia, DHL or FedEx. 

If you're in the UK or Europe consider ordering books and back issues from our UK distributor Central Books

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Time Genius starts on October 17!

UPPERCASE is proud to be an affiliate for Marie Forleo's intensive and immersive video-based course (with live coaching) that will teach you how to manage your time, curb overwhelm, improve your focus and find time for what's important.

Announcing the next volume in

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Rag & Pulp

June 2023 release

The 11th volume in the UPPERCASE Encyclopedia of Inspiration is Rag & Pulp.

Through beautiful imagery and inspiring stories and interviews, Rag & Pulp explores the diversity of contemporary papermakers, manufacturers and artists, all of whom use and elevate paper from a blank white sheet into something uniquely marvellous and expressive.


Freshly Printed!

Art Supplies

Released in June 2022

The 10th volume in the UPPERCASE Encyclopedia of Inspiration is all about Art Supplies: the provenance, lore and enduring appeal of art-making ingredients, materials and accessories told through profiles of artists, artisans and manufacturers (independent makers and venerable brands with historical legacies). Lushly illustrated through photography and artwork, this exuberant edition will be a must-have volume in the UPPERCASE Encyclopedia of Inspiration.

Reprint coming soon!


Shipping in October 2022.

Print / Maker is Volume P in the UPPERCASE Encyclopedia of Inspiration was first published in 2018 and has been out of print for a few years. Due to popular request, the book will be reprinted this fall!

This 368-page book features profiles of 48 designers, artists, artisans and entrepreneurs who make things with print. All content within is the same as the original; a website will accompany the book's release with updates and news from the participants.

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I'm Janine, the publisher, editor, designer (and customer service, too!) of this one-woman operation. 

UPPERCASE creates beautiful and inspiring books for the creative and curious. Published since 2009, UPPERCASE has an enthusiastic and loyal readership of designers, illustrators, craftspeople, creative entrepreneurs and paper lovers around the world. Ads-free, with high-quality production values and a unique design aesthetic, the content of each issue is eclectic and inspiring. I have a wonderfully talented roster of core contributing writers, illustrators and photographers.

I'm grateful for the enthusiastic and generous readers who support my publications. I also appreciate you taking the time to read the details before placing an order. It will make your ordering experience easier—and my workload a little lighter—so that I can concentrate on creating all these lovely books and magazines!

If you have questions, please consult the Help page for more info and my contact information. Thank you for your kind attention and support!


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uppercase sustainability initiatives

We all love print on paper—nothing can compare to the tactile pleasure of reading books and magazines!—but I also understand the environmental impact that producing products and selling items through e-commerce has on the environment. Please read more about our sustainability initiatives and how UPPERCASE is reducing its footprint and trying to make change for the better. 


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