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

The Bee

Sir John William Dawson

Our Current Offerings

Pictou town
$15.99 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
Limited-edition souvenir pin to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the arrival of the ship Hector
$10.00 CAD