Lost Art Press Now Ships in Canada


After years of work, I am pleased to announce that we now ship our books throughout Canada. You can order them through our regular store and they will ship to you from our Canadian warehouse via Canada Post.

And yes, the price includes shipping in Canada.

Note that we are currently able to ship books only. We are not yet able to ship DVDs or posters to Canada.

Here’s how it works: Canadian customers can now purchase books through our store. They will be charged in U.S. dollars plus the Canadian goods and services tax (GST). The customer’s bank will convert the charge to Canadian dollars, which costs the customers a small fee levied by his or her bank.

Then their books will be shipped via Canada Post from a warehouse in Kingston, Ontario. Customers will not encounter duty charges or any other international transaction fees.

As mentioned earlier, the cost shown on the website includes shipping. And any books that are written by me will also include a signed letterpress signature plate, just like in the United States.

We have just launched this service and we are sure there will be a few bumps in the road. If you have problems, please don’t post them in the comments section. Instead, send a note to help@lostartpress.com and we will take care of it immediately.

And now for a personal note: This huge step forward is due entirely to John. He has worked tirelessly for the last six months to make this work. Anyone who says that it’s easy to ship goods to Canada has never really attempted to do business on even a small scale. John has encountered mountains of paperwork, interviews by Canadian officials and has had to become an expert on Canadian tax collection.

Those of you who have followed our company for the last nine years know that this day has been a long time coming.

Right now I am raising a glass to John (but it’s not a Molson; sorry I can only go so far. That stuff is nasty).

— Christopher Schwarz

About Lost Art Press

Publisher of woodworking books and videos specializing in hand tool techniques.
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9 Responses to Lost Art Press Now Ships in Canada

  1. jbgcr says:

    Great timing – Canada Post is probably going on strike this week.

  2. you know just as well as Ron Barter does that there’s way more to Canadian beer than Molson!

  3. david430 says:

    Actuellement, maintenant s’il vous plaît dire qu’en français! (;-)>

  4. weyrichwood says:

    This is great news! Will Lee Valley continue to carry your books?

  5. Excellent! Until now our only option has been Lee Valley (which is just fine too!). If you come this way, I’ll introduce you to some Canadian beers that put Molson in it’s place.

  6. Yeah! (and I totally agree, shipping between out countries is a royal pain! So much for free trade eh?)

  7. taronjkeim says:

    This makes me so happy! Thanks for all the tireless work! One copy of “Wood Working in Estonia” coming right up!

  8. Mitchell says:

    I just thought I would mention that Molson Brewery is an American company operating in Canada. The company’s full name is Molson Coors Brewing Company, having been renamed that when Coors bought the brewery back in 2005.

    As you know, Canadian beer is quite different than American. As we like to explain it up here; you “buy” Canadian beer because it sticks with you, while you only “rent” American beer because you’re peeing before you finish your first glass.

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