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Beliveau Books is a micropress of poetry and art.  Both digital and paperback editions are produced.

Distributor of Black Mallard, Harmonia Press,

and Synaeresis Magazine.

Based in London, Ontario, Canada.

Christened after its namesake, 19th-century poet and painter Donatien Beliveau, we endeavour to emulate his sporadic method of producing words and visuals, with very little fanfare.

Beliveau (1844-1912), spent most of his life in the small city of Saint-Brieuc in the northwest of France, overlooking the greater English Channel. He laboured for 36 years as a clerk, painting and writing in his spare time. A perennial partaker of wine and brandy, Beliveau sold little of his work but caught the attention of a patron, Mme Lisseux, who funded the publication of 4 of his poetry books and two gallery exhibi-tions of his paintings. He was married to Katerine Nolet from 1883 until her death in 1907. They had no children but always had dogs in their home for the entirety of their marriage. 

No known image of Donatien Beliveau is believed to exist; however, the image reproduced on this page is a close approx-imation of how we imagine him.

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Beliveau Books of London, Ontario is located on the traditional territories of the Anishinaabek, Haudenosaunee, Lūnaapéewak, and Chonnonton Nations, on lands connected with the London Township and Sombra Treaties of 1796 and the Dish with One Spoon Covenant Wampum. This area continues to be home to diverse Indigenous Peoples (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) whom we recognize as contemporary stewards of the land and waterways, and as vital contributors to our society. The three Indigenous nations in this vicinity are the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, Oneida Nation of the Thames, and the Munsee-Delaware Nation. We are grateful for the opportunities to engage in the process of learning how to be a better treaty partner.

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