About The Ginger Press

The Ginger Press has been publishing books about the Owen Sound district since 1987. As a small company we have deliberately concentrated on local writers and artists who have demonstrated the potential to inform, challenge and entertain a larger audience. Our publishing house, located in downtown Owen Sound, focuses on books which explore unique elements of historical, natural, cultural and contemporary aspects of life in the Grey-Bruce community.

This regional emphasis does not limit our audience, but extends it to include enthusiastic readers, booksellers, librarians and reviewers from across Canada and the world.


The Ginger Press Bookshop started in 1978 as a mail-order business specializing in books about woodworking. Since then we have outgrown two locations to arrive in 1984 at our spacious home in beautiful downtown Owen Sound. The Bookshop features a wide range of cookbooks, children's books, poetry, fiction, nature guides, and more. Our particular focus is books with a connection to our region--the Grey/Bruce region on the shores of Georgian Bay just a short distance from the remarkable ecosystem of the Bruce Peninsula.

We are located at: 848 Second Avenue East in Owen Sound, Ontario. We're the star on the map! (Use the "back" button to come back here when you're done looking at the map.)


With 40 seats distributed throughout the bookshop, diners at The Ginger Press Café can enjoy fresh tasty lunches made right here. The kitchen is open from 9:30am - 2pm (9am - noon on Saturdays) and the menu changes daily with a variety of vegetarian and other made-from-scratch soups, entrees, sandwiches, muffins and desserts. The coffee bar is open at all times, featuring organic Bridgehead coffee and lattes. A special feature is our fresh pressed apple ginger juice, made from local apples.

In consultation with our chef, The Ginger Press can also be reserved for private non-smoking, non-alcoholic meals and functions. Phone 376-4233 for more information and to make a reservation.

Yes, the café is non-smoking and non-alcoholic all the time. And yes, we now offer wireless internet if you want to bring your laptop in for a coffee.