As you may have heard (if not, there is a wee note in the Guardian with the essential details), Alma Books have bought the legendary Calder Publications (including their shop in London, which has a cute little theatre stage in the back room!) I'll post further about this tomorrow (probably over on Editor's Corner). In the meantime, a new blog, Amazing Adventures of Bookboy, has an anecdote to share about meeting the "curmudgeonly and charming" John Calder back in the day.

Readers Comments

  1. David Higgins Sunday 22 April 2007

    As I understand it, Calder has been bought by Oneworld Classics, a new classics imprint jointly owned by Alma and Oneworld publications owners.

  2. Hi David,

    Sorry, I was rushing yesterday when I posted this. Yes, I think that's absolutely right. The joint venture Oneworld Classics -- Alma and Oneworld publications working together -- has bought Calder, as you say. I'll write more on this later.



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