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West of 119°

by Maureen Brownlee

A recommended reading list by the author of the new novel Cambium Blue.

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  • The Chat

    By Trevor Corkum

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

  • Shelf Talkers

    Rob Wiersema

    Indie booksellers from coast to coast tell us the books they can't stop recommending to their customers.

  • Quick Hits

    Kiley Turner

    The best books are timeless, and they deserve to find readers whenever and wherever.

  • Notes From a Children's Librarian

    Julie Booker

    Our resident children's librarian columnist chooses books by theme for children of all ages.

  • On Our Radar

    Kerry Clare

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

Recent Posts

Touch the Sky: Tree Poems

by Various Contributors

An excerpt from Worth More Standing:Poets and Activists Pay Homage to Trees, edited by Christine Lowther

The Chat with Alexander MacLeod

by Trevor Corkum

This week we’re in conversation with award-winning Nova Scotia writer Alexander MacLeod, whose sophomore fiction collection, Animal Person, is out now …

The Chat with Meredith J. Batt and Dusty Green

by Trevor Corkum

Just in time for Pride celebrations comes the extraordinary book Len & Cub (Goose Lane), which documents, through a series of archival photographs, a same-sex …

Pedestrian Crossing: Recommended Reads About Walking

by Tanis MacDonald

A recommended reading list by the author of the new essay collection Straggle: Adventures in Walking While Female.

From Catastrophe to Possibility

by Sharon English

A recommended reading list by Sharon English, whose latest book is Night in the World.

Notes from a Children's Librarian: Books for Pride

by Julie Booker

Diversity and acceptance are the threads that bind these picture books for grades Kindergarten to Grade 6.

Pushing Back

by Anna Maxymiw

A recommended reading list by the author of the new novel Minique.

The Garden: A Place of Complexity and Questioning

by Lorraine Johnson and Sheila Colla

An excerpt from new book A Garden for the Rusty-Patched Bumblebee. 

On Rereading: Books that Bowled Me Over and Blew My Mind

by Katie Welch

A recommended reading list by author of the new novel Mad Honey.

The Chat: Griffin Poetry Prize Roundtable 2022

by Trevor Corkum

We’re so pleased to once again partner with our friends at the Griffin Poetry Prize to spotlight each of this year’s Canadian finalists in a special …

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