Wednesday, May 23, 2012

3-Day Writing Contest

So you think you can write a novel? How about doing it in three days! The winner gets published by Arsenal Pulp Press.  Last year's winner was Terroryaki! by Jennifer K. Chung.
If you think you have the chops check out the contest details. The 35th contest takes place September 1-3, 2012...good luck!

Friday, May 18, 2012


Another home run from Type Books. Staff member Kalpna Patel recreated the cover of Michael Chos' Back Alleys and Urban Landscapes in 3-D. This stunner of a book looks at streets and alley's in downtown Toronto.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Celebrating Children's Book Week

How cool is this! A whole Pintrest page devoted to posters from Children's Book Week everywhere!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Maurice Sendak RIP

Someone on Childlit posted this fabulous cartoon from the New Yorker: Thanks to Mr. Canton for sharing!!!

Lego Meets Moleskine

This year Moleskine partnered with Lego to produce a super cool limited edition Moleskine. To celebrate, Moleskine produced an even super cooler video.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Yale University Card Catalog

This is super fun and will make us all nostalgic...thanks to Maureen from Hamilton Public Library for sending this!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Mad Women

Jane Maas, a real life Peggy Olsen, has written Mad Women:The Other Side of Life on Madison Avenue in the '60s and Beyond.  This is a truly compelling look at what life was like for women in ad agencies at that time. She thinks that Mad Men is pretty close to life BUT there was more sex + drinking in reality than is depicted on the show! Who knew! There is a fun interview with her on CTV you can watch.