Friday, February 27, 2015

All The Libraries

How awesome is this! Daniel Rotsztain is in the middle of sketching all of the branches at Toronto Public Library. Above is my childhood branch. You can see the rest of hi work at All the Libraries. Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Publishing Children’s Books That Matter

This week is freedom to read Week. Sheila Barry, Publisher of Groundwood Books wrote the is article for Freedom to Read 2015. Below are her key points which I'm sure we can all agree on!
  • Every Canadian school should have a library and a librarian.
  • School libraries should be open every day that the school is open.
  • Children should be able to visit the library both with their classes and on their own at recess or lunchtime.
  • School libraries should contain a wide range of reading material on a wide range of subject
Click here to read the entire article.

Friday, February 20, 2015

PW's Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2015!

Publisher's Weekly has chosen the cream of the crop in a myriad categories from fiction to memoir, history to poetry, mystery to music, and more! Check out their picks for the most notable books of Spring 2015!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Brandon Stanton on Ellen!

Ellen chats with Brandon Stanton, the man behind the Humans of New York blog and author of Humans of New York and Little Humans. Very moving!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Halifax Public Library Rocks!

Halifax PL
I had the pleasure this past weekend of visiting Debbie LeBel and her fabulous team this past weekend at Halifax PL. My highlight off the trip was visiting the new Central Library that open in December. I went on a Sunday and the place was absolutely packed with people and books. Below are some of my pics from the trip. If you are out on the East Coast, make sure you drop by!

Borrower Services at HPL.
Main floor of HPL    

Some icicles that didn't kill me!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Authors for Indies Day

We love authors! 
We love independent bookstores! 
And we love when these two things come together!

Authors for Indies Day was inspired by the Indies First Campaign, which author Sherman Alexie started in the US in 2013. It was created to unite authors, publishers, and readers in support of indie booksellers. The movement has finally come to the Great White North, and on Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 authors will be taking over local bookstores all over Canada! It's going to be a great way for authors to interact with and give back to their readers, and a great opportunity for book lovers to chat with authors, get books signed, listen to readings, and support their local indies!
For more information on how to participate in this event, visit the Authors for Indies website!

Friday, February 6, 2015

LM Falcone

I finished reading the second installment of L.M Falcone's The Ghost and Max Munroe series. I loved her previous books and was excited to get into this new series. This is a great read for young mystery buffs. The book led me to her website which is awesome!!! Can you believe that she was once herself a PI.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Told ya!

One of our accounts (D+E Lake) sent me this great piece on the rebounding of the print book. It pretty much sums up why books rock!!! Paper is back: Why ‘real’ books are on the rebound.