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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 and understand the details below 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!


please read before placing YOUR Order

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. 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. Australia and New Zealand: We typically ship with 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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Please be mindful when adding items to your cart. Read all product descriptions and take your time. Proof all names, addresses and input your email carefully. Inputting addresses is easier on a computer or laptop than a mobile device. 

Receipts are emailed immediately following a successful transaction. Review the emailed receipt and get in touch right away if you've made a mistake. Save your receipts for future reference.

Current Issue & Subscriptions


Pre-order the next Volume!

Art Supplies

Volume A is scheduled to be released in late May 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.

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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.