On Monday, April 26th, 1937, the bells of Santa Maria tolled, warning of the inhumane aerial raid that would reduce the Spanish city of Guernica into ruins. Men, women, children and animals were destroyed under the weight of the fiery nationalist bombs. Picasso immortalized the victims of this terrible moment in history with his painting Guernica and the image has become a plea for peace. We named our press Guernica with the hope that the books we publish will make this world a better place in which to live and love.
Established in 1978, we have published over five hundred titles from around the world.
Guernica is grateful to the Canada Council of the Arts, the Ontario Arts council, the Ontario Media Development Corporation,the Canada Book Fund and the Government of Ontario. Without their support Canada's cultures would remain silent and Guernica's message go unheard.
Guernica also acknowledges the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund for our publishing activities. Guernica's eCommerce functionality has been built thanks to a grant from the Ontario Arts Council's Arts Investment Fund.
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Guernica Editions acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council. The Ontario Arts Council is an agency of the Government of Ontario. We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund (CBF) for our publishing activities and through the National Translation Program for Book Publishing for its translation activities.