Friday, September 20, 2019

Yellowknife's Book Cellar Celebrates 40 Years!

The CBC wrote a piece earlier in the month of August giving due praise to one of Canada's oldest indies, the Book Cellar in Yellowknife. They've been around for 40 years! The article's main interviewee was Judith Drinnan, a long-time owner who shares some of her joys and tribulations while noting that although she was due to retire shortly after the big anniversary, the Book Cellar is still going strong. 

You can read the full article here:

Friday, September 13, 2019

The Most Borrowed Library Books of 2019 - So Far!

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Amidst all the great studies and data sifting, BookNet Canada put together a study that delves into library books and Canadians' borrowing habits in the first half of 2019. They explore the metrics of popularity within age range and genre, coupling together the most popular titles with a few surprises. Curious? Check out the full article here - and remember to keep supporting your local library branch!

Monday, September 9, 2019

Hervé Tullet: Inside the Creative Process

Hervé Tullet is the wondrous mind behind the worldwide-acclaimed children's book Press Here, published by Chronicle Books, among another 80-odd titles he's put out. He recently sat down with the New York Times to discuss his studio work-space and the methods he utilizes in crafting his unique art, as well as moving his entire operation (and family) from Paris to Harlem. The extended interview can be found here

Mr. Tullet is currently engaged in a project he calls "The Ideal Exhibition", a multifaceted, hands-on workshop that allows all who visit to contribute to his art. You can check out the promotional vid here

Friday, September 6, 2019

Allison Mills Talks "The Ghost Collector"

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Allison Mills, the debut author of Annick's lead title for the Fall 2019 season, "The Ghost Collector", recently sat down with the good people over at School Library Journal for an extended interview. All sorts of topics were covered, including Allison's familial inspiration for the book, the thematic presence of troubled and healing relationships, what kind of books she wanted to read as a kid, and her background in children`s literature. Allison`s book comes out September 10th; it`s spooky, fun, and heartwarming. You don`t want to miss it!

Link to the full interview: