Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Obama pens a piece for Lonely Planet

This is very cool; President Obama wrote a piece this month for Lonely Planet:

“Lonely Planet believes responsible travel can be a force for good. It's a belief shared by President Barack Obama, the first sitting US president to visit Cambodia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Myanmar and Laos. On his final foreign trip, he spoke to us about how the optimistic, tolerant and engaged young people he has met around the world give him hope for the future.”

Friday, November 25, 2016

Kirkus' Best Picture Books of 2016

Kirkus has released their best picture books of the year and there are lot's to choose from. What a great year for picture books!

Thursday, November 10, 2016


My close personal friends at This Is That (a.k.a. they spoke at our sales conference) have just released This Is That: A Travel Guide To Canada.
To celebrate it's awesomeness check out their video which is a weird and wacky ode to selling books!

Friday, November 4, 2016

Marnie Jackson on The Next Chapter

Don't I Know You  was one of my fave reads of the year. It is journalist Marni Jackson's first foray into fiction. In the book, the main character, Rose's life intersects with a wide number of celebrities: Bob Dylan, John Updike, Taylor Swift, etc. My favourite scene is Rose in the beauty salon with Gwyneth Paltrow. Shelagh Rogers interviews Jackson on The Next Chapter...fun!