Welcome

The Pictou Bee Press was established in 2022 to honour the early accomplishments of James Dawson (1789-1862). A Scottish immigrant and entrepreneur, Dawson came to Pictou, Nova Scotia, in 1811. 

He is best known as the father of the eminent geologist, Sir John William Dawson; however, he also played a significant role in the history of publishing in Canada.


Our History
James Dawson
(1789-1862)

The Bee
Newspaper
(1835-1838)

Sir John William Dawson
(1820-1899)

Our Current Offerings

Big Rory of Market Square
$18.99 CAD
Pictou town
$15.99 CAD
Limited-edition souvenir pin to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the arrival of the ship Hector
$10.00 CAD
Na Peataichean a thàinig gu Sràid Phalmerston / The Pets That Came to Palmerston Street
$15.99 CAD
Rob McNab: A Story of Old Pictou
$16.95 CAD