April is…

Yes, it’s that time again – the cruelest month. The rainiest month. The dewdropiest month.
National Poetry Month!
We have some fantastic poetry books available, including the recent Echo of Ice Letting Go by poet Julie LeMay. Grab that and others from our poetry section!
I leave you with a poem by that “Bard of the Yukon”, Robert Service. Enjoy!

I Believe

It’s my belief that every man
   Should do his share of work,
And in our economic plan
   No citizen should shirk.
That in return each one should get
   His meed of fold and food,
And feel that all his toil and sweat
   Is for the common good.
It’s my belief that every chap
   Should have an equal start,
And there should be no handicap
   To hinder his depart;
That there be fairness in the fight,
   And justice in the race,
And every lad should have the right
   To win his proper place.
It’s my belief that people should
   Be neither rich nor poor;
That none should suffer servitude,
   And all should be secure.
That wealth is loot, and rank is rot,
   And foul is class and clan;
That to succeed a man may not
   Exploit his brother man.
It’s my belief that heritage
   And usury are wrong;
That each should win a worthy wage
   And sing an honest song ….
Not one like this — for though I rue
   The wrong of life, I flout it.
Alas! I’m not prepared to do
   A goddam thing about it.

via Poetry Foundation

Come visit us at the Alaska Wholesale Gift Show!

We will be at the Alaska Wholesale Gift Show Thursday, Jan. 12 (3-7pm), Friday, Jan. 13 (10-6pm) and Saturday, Jan. 14 (10-4pm) with our new wholesale catalog and samples of our books and products. Come take a look at what we have to offer! We’ll be in booths 922, 923 and 924, highlighted on this floor plan.
Learn more about the Alaska Wholesale Gift Show here.

Verna Pratt

Alaskan author and master gardener Verna Pratt has passed away. Her classic Field Guide to Alaskan Wildflowers has been a popular and supremely useful guide since its first publication back in 1989 and is still being reprinted today. A lovely, knowledgeable lady who will be missed!
You can read Mike Dunham’s article in the ADN about Verna here.

John Cloe

We are very sorry to note the passing of military historian and author John Cloe at the age of 78. He was a great guy and we enjoyed working with him on his last book, Mission to the Kurils. He had an impressive knowledge of military history in general and Alaska’s role in World War II in particular. It was a pleasure and privilege to help him realize his vision!

Mike Dunham at the Alaska Dispatch News has penned an article about John here. You can also read Mike’s great article about Mission to the Kurils here.

Welcome to our new and improved site!

Welcome to Todd Communications! Those of you who have been here before will notice a rather large change – for the better! Our site is now more comprehensive, user-friendly and mobile-friendly. We are also working tirelessly to update our retail store site, Alaska Books and Calendars, with many, many more books for your easy perusal and purchase!
For those of you unfamiliar with us, Todd Communications is Alaska’s largest wholesale distributor of Alaskan-themed books and other print material. We also publish, edit, and design books, helping authors turn their ideas into a tangible product.

Todd Communications is the parent company for Alaska Print Brokers. APB not only brokers printing for a large number of projects, but also creates rack cards for businesses looking for a novel mode of advertisement.

On this blog we will post any interesting events or news pertinent to our business and the Alaskan literary community. Check out our calendar for upcoming events or visit our contact page to find out how to get in touch with us.

Thank you for your interest in Todd Communications. Sit back and take a look around our new and improved website!