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No local pickups in Calgary. 


Fulfillment partners ship USA and overseas orders ship from Los Angeles. Canadian orders from Montreal unless otherwise noted. You will receive an automated notice with tracking when your order of a book or back issue leaves the warehouse. Subscriptions sent via publications mail from the printer are not traceable en route.

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To display the equivalent pricing in your currency, click on the flag in the upper right corner of the navigation. 


We accept Visa, MC, Amex and Paypal—no cheques or ordering by mail. 



Overseas / Customs

We ship subscriptions, books, back issues to UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and parts of Asia.Customs are at the discretion of the recipient's country and the responsibility of the purchaser. Import charges may be due on the first issue of a subscription, but subsequent issues are not subject to customs.


UK, Europe: Purchase subscriptions through UPPERCASE. Order books and back issues from our UK distributor Central Books. (Nov 25: their website is having technical difficulties, this is not in my control.)


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Subscriptions & Gift Subscriptions

UPPERCASE is a quarterly magazine for the creative and curious inspired by craft, design, typography and illustration. Published since 2009, the magazine 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.

Select a subscription starting with the current issue #55 (Oct-Nov-Dec), and #55 will be sent now. #56 will be sent from our fulfillment partner in December.

HOW TO PURCHASE
To purchase a Gift Subscription, put your recipient's name and address in the shipping fields and your name, email and address in the billing fields. 


More information about Gift Subscriptions and Gift Cards can be found here.


Start with #56 (Jan-Feb-Mar 2023), and #56 will be sent from our fulfillment partner in December.


NORTH AMERICA

Delivery of issue #56 before Christmas is not guaranteed. You'll receive an automated notice when the shipment leaves the warehouse. Please allow 5-8 business days after the date of shipping for delivery in North America. 


OVERSEAS

For delivery overseas, allow 4-10 weeks in transit for subscriptions—from the date of shipping, not the date of purchase!—and please note that import/customs charges are at the discretion of the recipient's country and are the recipient's responsibility. For European destinations, there is typically customs on the first issue sent from the fulfillment warehouse but no customs on subsequent issues sent via publication mail from the printer.

Gift Cards

Email a decorative Gift Card directly to your recipient.

If you're not sure what UPPERCASE books and magazines your recipient already has, a Gift Card is the perfect solution! Gift Cards can be used on Subscriptions, Renewals, Back Issues, Books and Pre-Orders. 


Send the Gift Card now or scheduled it for a particular date.

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Start an UPPERCASE library with Bundles of Encyclopedias, Back Issues and Little U.

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ART & CRAFT

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Art Supplies
$65.00 CAD
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Ceramics
$60.00 CAD
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Botanica (reprint)
$65.00 CAD

PRINT & PAPER

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Print / Maker (reprint 2022)
$60.00 CAD
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Botanica (reprint)
$65.00 CAD
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Rag & Pulp
$65.00 CAD

FIBRE & FABRIC

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Yarn-Thread-String
$65.00 CAD
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Stitch•illo (reprint)
$60.00 CAD
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Feed Sacks (reprint)
$42.00 CAD

VINTAGE INSPIRED

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Vintage Life
$55.00 CAD
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Feed Sacks (reprint)
$42.00 CAD
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A Collection a Day
$20.00 CAD

Announcing the next volume in
THE UPPERCASE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF INSPIRATION

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Please help crowdfund this book.

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.




THE UPPERCASE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF INSPIRATION

Reader Favourite!

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.



Freshly reprinted!

Print/Maker


Back by popular demand, thank you!

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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Welcome!

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!


-Janine


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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. 


uppercase REWARDS PROGRAM

Become an UPPERCASE rewards member and save store credit directly to your account. Get $10 for creating your account! Use your credit towards your subscription, back issues, books and preorders.