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April 02, 2024

Essential Books for International Childrens’ Book Day

International Children’s Book Day is a celebration of literature that transcends borders and speaks to the hearts of young readers worldwide. As we commemorate this special day, let’s explore a curated list of essential books that ignite imagination, foster empathy, and inspire a lifelong love for reading. From timeless classics to contemporary gems, these stories […]

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March 19, 2024

Our Takeaways from the London Book Fair

The London Book Fair 2024 returned, bigger, louder, and busier than ever before, even in the wake of the pandemic. The organizers made a deliberate move from April to March, positioning it as the premier Book Fair of the season. Initial observations suggest that this strategic shift paid off, with over 30,000 visitors flocking to […]

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March 18, 2024

Rolland Paper is Now Sustana

Many of you are familiar with the name Rolland Paper. They are one of our key suppliers of uncoated paper and a popular paper used by many others. Rolland Enviro, Rolland Opaque, Rolland Enviro Satin are all papers you have probably seen on our quotes, samples, marketing material, or referenced in other correspondence. As such […]

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March 04, 2024

Empowering Reads by Remarkable Female Authors

In a world where the voices of women have often been marginalized or silenced, literature stands as a powerful medium through which these voices can resound, inspire, and empower. Female authors around the globe have penned narratives that challenge societal norms, advocate for equality, and celebrate the resilience and strength of women. From memoirs detailing […]

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February 07, 2024

I Love To Read Month 2024

February is I Love To Read Month, an annual celebration of literacy in Manitoba.  At Friesens, we believe it’s important to foster a love of reading in children, especially these days when digital and social media monopolize the majority of their free time.  As we are Altona’s largest employer, and in the business of making […]

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February 02, 2024

The State of Book Printing & Publishing in 2024

~ originally posted by FriesenPress When FriesenPress last spoke with Andrew Fennell, Friesens VP of Finance, it was late 2021 and “supply chain issues” were a topic of concern. For many industries (the book business included), the COVID years of 2020–2022 felt like a logistical ball of wires that was impossible to untangle. From paper […]

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January 23, 2024

Friesens 2024 Corporate Theme

In 2020, Friesens introduced the idea of an annual theme that focuses on the social aspects of our business. Past themes have included mental wellness, stronger together, ownership, and community building. We believe that if we draw attention to a specific social aspect of our business every year, that over time we will improve in […]

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January 17, 2024

Friesens & The TD Grade One Book Giveaway

It should come as no surprise, being a world-class book manufacturer, that Friesens is (and has always been) a strong advocate in promoting the benefits of literacy. We take every opportunity to instill the love of books and love of reading to every child, because we believe that the greatest gift we can give our […]

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January 10, 2024

Digital Printing vs. Offset Printing Explained

So, one might think that printing is just printing, right? Not exactly. There are a variety of different methods to print with the most common being digital printing and offset printing. We’ve been talking a lot about digital printing lately, due to the recent installation of our brand-new HP PageWide T250 HD inkjet press but […]

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January 02, 2024

Page-turners: Your 2024 Resolution Reinforcements

Get ready to tackle your 2024 goals! Books can be your secret weapon. Discover reads that make sticking to resolutions easier. Whether it’s health & wellness, finance, or personal growth, these book recommendations will keep you inspired and on track all year long! BE USEFUL: SEVEN TOOLS FOR LIFE – Arnold SchwarzeneggerPersonal Development / MemoirPenguin […]

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