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Books with Old Folks (by Brian Francis)

"Oh, Hagar Shipley, with your beetle-flecked hair, wilderness pride and flatulence..."

Newfangled Styles for Newfangled Lives: Guest Post by Tanya Lloyd Kyi

The woman who wrote the book(s) on jeans and underwear writes about popular culture's remarkable depths.

The Personal Book Shopper Contest: Update

With so much cool stuff in the mix, The Personal Book Shopper Contest will return in September. Read on for a quick update.

What's YOUR Canadian bookshelf, Laura Penny?

"Some women writers that have recently made me laugh, made me think, broken my heart and blown my tiny mind."

Canadian Bookshelf Takes You Back to School

Explore the amazing array of how-to books in our virtual library

Profiling Carolyn Black: [warning: photographic evidence]

Carolyn Black (The Odious Child) passes a flash drive to Julie Wilson. Julie discovers four DNA samples and an invitation to play.

Six Books I'm Rereading: A List by Elizabeth Hay

Award-winning author Elizabeth Hay revisits favourites from her Canadian bookshelves.

On the Insidious Absence of Stories, and Bridging Ethnic Solitudes: Guest Post by Eva Stachniak

"Writing for a multicultural audience carries with it its own imperatives, the most important of which is the necessity to re-examine the obvious, inherited …

Sneak Peek: Brian Francis Reads from Natural Order (Doubleday Canada)

Following on the success of Fruit, a 2009 Canada Reads contender, Brian Francis gears up for the fall release of his latest novel Natural Order.

Imperfect People: A Book List by Caroline Adderson

"It is the imperfect people who let the light into the world."

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