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Summer might be approaching its end, but literary festival season is just beginning! Find out what's happening near you, or even farther afield—because literary festivals make for good road trips. Just saying.

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Why Can't I Let You Go?

By Brenda Brooks

The author of Honey, a dark story of obsession, suggests books she just can't quit. 

7 Books to Promote Leadership Skills in Your Students

A wise principal once told me that whoever is doing the work, is doing the learning. Wouldn’t it be beneficial for students to take on some of these tasks? I’ve decided to put ownership back into …

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A jumping-off list for a larger discussion of authors and thinkers who inspire us to think more deeply about the food we eat, cook, and share.

The Recommend for Fall 2019: RomComs, Mysteries, Shoe Sellers, and Icons of CanLit

This week we're pleased to present the picks of writers Ian Colford (A Dark House and Other Stories), Ariela Freedman (A Joy to Be Hidden), Farah Heron (The Chai Factor), Sky Curtis (Traps), Heidi L.M …

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The Edges of Identity

By Fawn Parker

8 books dealing with issues of identity, sexuality, and mental health. 

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By Trevor Corkum

Great writers from across the country sit down with us to talk about their books, and the stories behind them

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Authors and avid readers in the know love up their favourite Canadian reads

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By Kerry Clare

We spotlight books generating buzz all over the web, and beyond


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