Friday, June 30, 2017

Canada 150: One-Hundred-Fifty Bestselling Canadian Titles!

BookNet Canada is celebrating the Nation’s sesquicentennial the best way any book-lover would! From Robert Munsch to Margaret Atwood to Alice Munro, BNC has complied a list (and fantastic looking poster!), of 150 Canadian-authored bestsellers from the last 10 years. Canadian icons, literary legends, and timeless stories, make up this awesome, interactive, clickable list- Check it out here.  

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Harry Potter 20!

Feel old yet? June 26th Marked the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter! Quill and Quire asked booksellers all across Canada to reflect on the impact and importance of J.K. Rowling’s revolutionary saga since its release two decades ago. From inspiring new readers, then and now, to some crediting Rowling with the revival of an industry, check out the memories Canadian Booksellers shared here

Friday, June 23, 2017

“Silent Spring”: The Continuing Fight of Environmentalism

It’s been fifty-five years since the release of Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring,” and as the challenges of the Earth and climate change continue to grow, the work that jump-started the American Environmentalist Movement is as important as ever. Here, The New Yorker brings you Carson’s ground-breaking piece in its entirety, along with recent pieces on the Deepwater Horizon Oil-spill disaster, and Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement. 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

"Meet a Traveller"- Prime Minister Edition!

Prime Minister, father, avid traveller! Justin Trudeau recently sat down with LonelyPlanet to talk everything wanderlust- His experiences across the nation, abroad, and all the places he’ll explore in the future. Lonely Planets latest “Meet a Traveller” interview gives insight into the travelling mindset of Canada’s 23rd Prime Minister, and some great advice on travel destinations for Canada’s Sesquicentennial while they’re at it! Check out the full interview here.  

Friday, June 16, 2017

Deborah Ellis to the Screen!

Revisit Deborah Ellis’ critically acclaimed and award winning The Breadwinner as the story of Parvana takes to the screen! Published in 39 editions since 2000, the film adaptation is due for release later this year. Directed by Nora Twomey, written by Anita Doran and Deborah Ellis, and produced by a team featuring Angelina Jolie- Check out the newly released trailer here!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

"How Real Books Trumped E-books"- The Guardian's Alex Preston Explores the Decade Long Debate

Digitalization is an unavoidable reality in today’s technologically obsessive world. But as more and more becomes paperless, books have entered a type of renaissance. From gorgeous covers and beautifully designed books, the Guardian’s Alex Preston explores how physical books and their publishers not only learned from history to stay relevant in the face of surging popularity in e-books, but now thrive in the aftermath of that decade long debate. Read Preston’s full article, “How Real Books Have Trumped E-books” Here

Friday, June 9, 2017

Canada 150!

This month is all about Canada`s 150th! From a buddy picture book to an illustrated atlas, Canadian publishers are marking the occasion proudly. This collection of children`s books capture both the physical and metaphysical image of Canada, and remind us all of why we should be proud of the great white north. Check out the full article here

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Inside the World of Publishing-University of Regina Press

The University of Regina Press (URP) is not afraid to do things differently. From producing music videos, to inspiring a skateboarding company, as well as developing a new line of books to help revitalize Indigenous languages, URP has been pushing ahead in new and exciting ways. Now, URP continues to engage audiences in both entertainment and education with their new podcast `How Books Happen`. Hosted by Press Director Bruce Walsh, the podcast will offer listeners an inside perspective on the joys and challenges of publishing books, featuring interviews from authors, readers and publishers from across the globe. `How Books Happen`is available now on Soundcloud, iTunes, Google Play, Tune In, Pocket Casts, and Stitcher. Find it here

Thursday, June 1, 2017

75 years of Wonder Woman

June 3rd 2017 is Wonder Woman Day! Celebrate 75 years of the queen of the Amazons at your local participating comic shop, bookstore, or library. Get ready for fun events, great deals, and everything Amazonian. Also available now is Wonder Woman- the Ultimate Guide to the Amazon Warrior, lauded as the perfect celebration of the superhero’s history. Check out all the ways to plan out your Wonder Woman Day here.