Our Books

Brack and Brine publishes beautiful books that matter to the North.

Our first two books celebrate the artistic history of our home region: Labrador Cinema (2022) is a history in rare and significant images, and Robin McGrath charts a literary course through parts of four centuries in Labrador, a Reader’s Guide (2023). We also co-published Remotely Useful: Practical Lessons for Northern Community Archiving (2023), with CLIR.

We are proud to be an emerging, independent commercial publisher. Our books are distributed by our partner, Memorial University Press. You can also find them at online retailers and in shops throughout the province and elsewhere. Electronic editions coming soon!

Have a book idea? Drop us a line! We are open to all genres—anything that fits our vision of connecting people and information in the North.

Labrador, a Reader’s Guide is a journey through Labrador literature, led by one of its most passionate readers and most prolific reviewers. These pages chart a winding course all the way from the 18th through the 21st centuries, paying visits to authors from Nikashant Antane to Arnold Zageris and everywhere between.

This book about books is at once a joyous celebration of reading and a series of insightful and frank but generous reviews of specific works. It represents the culmination of 25 years of specialization in reading Labrador books, with the understanding of context that only comes from living in Labrador for many years and meeting many of its authors first-hand.

Author Robin McGrath travelled and worked in the Canadian Far North for twenty-five years, and produced numerous books and articles based on her research. She later lived for over a decade in Labrador, where her husband was a Provincial Court judge. Labrador, a Reader’s Guide is her twenty-fifth book.

Labrador, a Reader’s Guide
Robin McGrath
21 December 2023
paperback, 270 pages
5 × 8 in. | 0.575 lb.
$22.95 CAD

Labrador Cinema presents a history in rare and significant images gathered from filmmakers and archives across Europe and North America. Each of the twelve chapters focuses on one decade of filmmaking in the region or by its people, and a comprehensive filmography of 225 items makes the book essential for collectors, researchers, and anyone interested in the development of this unique cinema.

With design by renowned Newfoundland and Labrador-based artist Graham Blair, cover design by St. John’s-based firm Perfect Day, and 88 images from significant films and television shows between 1901 and 2022, Labrador Cinema is an important addition to all collections.

Co-authors Mark David Turner and Morgen Mills also co-own Brack and Brine. Labrador Cinema crowns more than a decade of their collaboration on Labrador film history.

Labrador Cinema
Mark David Turner and Morgen Mills
1 October 2022
paperback, 188 pages
8.5 × 8.5 in. | 1.25 lb.
$40 CAD