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On the Road Again: Literary Road Trips

by Christina Myers

"I’m still fascinated by the possibilities that road trips present and perpetually curious about the unique and diverse personalities of the different …

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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

Quick Hits: Lightning, Sand, Coconuts, and More

by Kiley Turner

In Quick Hits, we look through our stacks to bring you books that, when they were published, elicited a lot of reaction and praise. Our selections will …

Brilliantly Backlist

by Eva Jurczyk

A recommended reading list by author of The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections.

Graphic Novels About Ageing and the Compassion of Family

by Susan MacLeod

Four graphic novels about ageing and the compassion of family—one nonfiction book about actually finding compassion in the long-term care system.

The Chat with Michael Harris

by Trevor Corkum

We start 2022 in conversation with Michael Harris. His new book, All We Want: Building the Life We Cannot Buy (Doubleday), explores the connection between …

Notes From a Children's Librarian: On Activism

by Julie Booker

Children, like everyone, are all too aware of bad news and the state of the world right now. These books might give kids a sense of agency in the face …

The 49th Shelf Timeless Books Challenge

by Kerry Clare

There is something refreshingly quiet about January in the book world...

On Our Radar: Quests and Journeys for Survival

by Kerry Clare

"On Our Radar" features books with buzz worth sharing. We bring you links to features and reviews about great new books in a multitude of genres from …

CanLit Gets Weird

by Genki Ferguson

A recommended reading list by author of Satellite Love, which Ruth Ozeki calls, "A beautiful rumination on sentience, imagination, impermanence and friendship."  …

The Chat with David Huebert

by Trevor Corkum

For our final chat of 2021, we’re in conversation with East Coast author David Huebert. His sophomore fiction offering, Chemical Valley (Biblioasis), …

Six New Graphic Novels That Teach Historical Events

by Spencer Miller

Writers and illustrators of historical stories are particularly skilled at introducing challenging topics with thoughtfulness and understanding. Where …

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