Blackstaff Press

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Blackstaff Press
Blackstaff Press logo.jpg
Parent companyColourpoint Books
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Headquarters locationNewtownards
DistributionGill (Ireland)[1]
Dufur Editions (USA)[2]
Publication typesBooks and ebooks
Nonfiction topicsBooks of Irish interest

Blackstaff Press is a publishing company in Newtownards, Northern Ireland. Founded in 1971,[3] it publishes printed books on a range of subjects (mainly, but not exclusively, of Irish interest)[4] and, since 2011, has also published e-books.[3] It receives financial support from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.[5]

Blackstaff Press was acquired by the Baird Group in 1995;[6] it was sold to Colourpoint Books in 2017.[7]


  1. ^ Our Clients
  2. ^ Publishers
  3. ^ a b Grattan, Gary (30 November 2011). "Blackstaff Press enter digital age with eBook list". Belfast Telegraph. Retrieved 20 January 2015.
  4. ^ "The Blackstaff Press". NIPR, The National Collection of Northern Ireland Publications. Retrieved 20 January 2015.
  5. ^ "About Us". Blackstaff Press. Retrieved 20 January 2015.
  6. ^ "Our history". Baird Group. Retrieved 20 January 2015.
  7. ^ "Publisher Blackstaff Press taken over by Colourpoint". Belfast Telegraph. 5 May 2017. Retrieved 27 November 2018.

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