Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Against Amazon

Bookshops: A Reader's History author Jorge Carrion, has come out to defend the traditions of books with his original essay "Against Amazon: A Reader's Manifesto." Carrion's insightful, in-depth piece presents seven arguments against the digital "hypermarket," as well as the "hows" and "whys" it's important to support the little guys. 

Friday, January 26, 2018

Books to Screen 2018!

Modern classics? Sought after-bachelors? Astral travelers and astrophysicists? 2018 will have some insane book to film adaptations that we are crazy excited for! From Red Sparrow to A Wrinkle in Time and more, check here for Publisher's Weekly's 10 Most Anticipated Book-to-Film Adaptations of 2018.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

The Showrunner

In the struggle for power in the hyper-competitive television industry, blood feuds are not uncommon. Kim Moritsugu's newest novel, The Showrunner, explores all the nitty gritty and fight needed in struggle to the top. The Showrunner is out June 2, 2018. 

Monday, January 22, 2018

Meet our authors at OLA Super Conference!

Be sure to stop by the HarperCollins Canada and Harlequin Booth (# 730 /732 / 734) if you are coming to OLA Super Conference next week! 

We have a great line-up of authors signing in the booth during the conference, plus lots of giveaways!

Thursday,  February  1

  • 10:15 am- JOANNA GOODMAN, The Home for Unwanted Girls
  • 11:00 am- CARSTEN STROUD, The Shimmer
  • 12:00 pm- HADLEY DYER, Here So Far Away (Young Adult novel)
  • 1:30 pm- THOMAS KING, Cold Skies
  • 2:00 pm- HANNAH MARY MCKINNON, The Neighbors

Friday, February 2

  • 10:00 am- KIMBERLY BELLE, The Marriage Lie
  • 11:00 am- KARMA BROWN, The Life Lucy Knew
  • 11:45 am- ROY MACGREGOR, The Ice Chips and the Magical Rink (Chapter Book)
  • 12:30 pm- A. J. FINN, The Woman in the Window
  • 1:15 pm- KRISTEN CICCARELLI, The Last Namsara (Young Adult Novel)


Tuesday, January 16, 2018


A cosmic war, royal conspiracy, and fiercely independent female leads? Sign us up! Claire Legrand's Furyborn has it all. Described as "addictive," by NYT bestselling author Sara Raasch, and "alluring," by NYT bestselling author Kendare Blake, this is one novel you will not be able to put down. Furyborn is out May 22, 2018. Check the video above for Legrand's exclusive introduction. 

Friday, January 12, 2018

The Four Year Olympian

From novice to Olympian in four years? How about winning the silver medal! Jeremiah Brown's incredible journey to becoming a silver medalist in Olympic Rowing is truly inspiring. The Four Year Olympian is out March 24, 2018. 

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

70 Amazing Facts about Munsch!

His full name? His hobbies? The story behind his coming to Canada? CBC Books has complied a fantastic list of 70 amazing facts about Robert Munsch - Satisfy your curiosity here!

Friday, January 5, 2018

The Man With the Violin

In 2007, violinist Joshua Bell wowed commuters and went viral with his Washington DC busking experiment. It would go on to inspire Kathy Stinson to write The Man With the Violin, and on December 21st his sold-out performance at the Ottawa's National Art Centre wowed thousands. The Canadian premiere of the multimedia suite based on the book was a massive success. For more on the book, check out the trailer here.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

We ❤ TPL

Toronto Public Library has done a very cool map showing the most read books by neighbourhood.
Do Not Say We Had Nothing, was a clear favourite. Other top choices were: