- Michelle Barker, My Long List of Impossible Things (9781773213644 PB/ 9781773213651 HC)
- Paul Covello, Canada ABC
- Kevin Sylvester, Follow Your Stuff (
- Nicola Winstanley, Mel and Mo’s Marvelous Balancing Act
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Monday, November 9, 2020
Thursday, November 5, 2020
If you've been missing live music, Jonny Dovercourt's latest work Any Night of the Week (Coach House Books) is the perfect antidote. In this fascinating history of live music in Toronto from the 60's to the 00's, Dovercourt dives into the stories of music venues, promoters, neighbourhoods and musicians themselves. For the Toronto International Festival of Authors, Dovercourt recorded an audio-tour of the music scene in Toronto; there are four podcast episodes currently available, separated by neighbourhood. Check them out here: https://festivalofauthors.ca/event/any-night-of-the-week-a-walking-history-of-toronto-music/
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
This past summer saw most of us out and about, trying not to get too close to others and getting closer to nature as a result. The Bear by Andrew Krivak (Bellevue Literary Press) is almost eerily appropriate for 2020, as it delivers a beautiful story set in a post-post-apocalyptic world with almost no people. Recently winning the Banff Centre’s Mountain Book Competition in Fiction & Poetry, The Bear is about survival, listening to nature, and finding beauty in wild solitude. Author Andrew Krivak's previous book, The Sojourn, was a finalist for the National Book Award.
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
The online version of the article is "Why even simple sidewalk stamps have a role to play in telling Toronto's complex story" .
Friday, October 23, 2020
Friday, October 16, 2020
The event will be held virtually over Zoom on October 20th, 2020 at 8:00 PM EST. Please register to the event and sign up to receive a gift bag of ARCs and goodies here https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_SaB2cSyZTrSqjfnzNWqqZw> (quantities limited)!
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
John Lithgow is at it again with a follow up to last year's hit Trumpty Dumpty with Trumpty Dumpty Wanted a Crown . Check out this hilarious piece on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert with Lithgow reading from the book with his BFF's such as Meryl Streep.
Thursday, October 8, 2020
Have you done any reading for Latinx History Month (aka Hispanic Heritage Month)? If the answer is no, you still have a week to correct that! Fiebre Tropical, the debut novel by Juli Delgado Lopera and current finalist for the Kirkus Prize for Fiction, is a great place to start. Delgado Lopera is a Colombian writer, historian, speaker, and storyteller, and winner of the 2018 Lambda Literary Award and 2018 Independent Publisher Award.
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
The shortlist for the Giller Prize 2020 has been announced! The five finalists are:
Monday, October 5, 2020
Shuggie Bain is the heartrending story of a sweet and lonely boy growing up it the 1980's in Glasgow, Scotland. This beautiful novel is currently on the shortlist for the Booker Prize 2020 as well as the Kirkus Prize for Fiction 2020! On top of that, we are lucky enough to have author Douglas Stuart participating in this year's TIFA, which is completely virtual. Join Douglas in conversation with author Alex Pugsley in an event titled "Coming of Age," taking place on October 31st. If you're planning a spooky night in for Hallowe'en, not to worry--the event will be available for three days following initial release.
Friday, October 2, 2020
The recent HBO adaptation of Elena Ferrante's international bestseller My Brilliant Friend brought even more attention to the beloved author of the Italian bildungsroman, and now her latest work, The Lying Life of Adults, has been pegged for a Netflix adaptation. Ferrante's new novel, like the Neapolitan Quartet, is set in Naples, Italy, and features a young woman on a journey of self-discovery. The Lying Life of Adults is gritty, gripping, and highly addictive...don't wait for the TV series to get your hands on it!
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Monday, September 28, 2020
This Wednesday, September 30th, is Orange Shirt Day! On this day, kids, parents, teachers, and librarians are encouraged to wear orange shirts to represent their belief that Every Child Matters, and to recognize the traumatic legacy of Residential Schools on generations of Indigenous people. Medicine Wheel Education recently published a beautiful book chock full of information and photos to help you prepare for Orange Shirt Day. It explores the historical impact of Residential Schools, looks at the path to reconciliation and healing, and promotes the message that Every Child Matters. Get your copy today and learn about how you can observe Orange Shirt Day with all of Canada!
Friday, September 25, 2020
Toronto International Festival of Authors has released their line up and it looks great! The authors appearing are phenomenal.. Andre Alexis, Anne Michaels, Catherine Hernandez, Colum McCann, Edwidge Danticat AND SO MANY MORE!!!!!!!!!! They will have order 200 free live stream events. So great!
Friday, September 18, 2020
Friday, September 11, 2020
Friday, September 4, 2020
Request your Curiosity Month event kit from Raincoast and help us celebrate Curious George’s birthday and the magic of learning and discovery through reading.
The Curiosity Day Event Kit includes:
- activity booklet
- Man with the Yellow Hat headbands
- door hangers
- sticker sheets
Friday, August 28, 2020
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Thursday, July 23, 2020
Leonard and Hungry Paul is the story of two friends struggling to protect their understanding of what's meaningful in life. It is about the uncelebrated people of this world—the gentle, the meek, the humble. And as they struggle to persevere, the book asks a surprisingly enthralling question: Is it really them against the world, or are they on to something?
Monday, July 20, 2020
Friday, July 17, 2020
Monday, July 13, 2020
Here is the link to Lisa von Drasek's Facebook page for Operation Readaloud:
Monday, June 1, 2020
Paul Bae, the comedian-podcaster and author of You Suck, Sir: Chronicles of a High School English Teacher and the Smartass Students Who Schooled Him, published by Arsenal Pulp Press, was interviewed on CBC Radio's "The Next Chapter" with Shelagh Rogers, talking about how his years as an English high school teacher informed his career in comedy (May 15).
You can find the interview here:
Sunday, May 24, 2020
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Tuesday May 26: Adult Picks
Wednesday May 27: Kids & Teen Picks
Allie Chenoweth, Scholastic Canada
Andrea Colquhoun, Penguin Random House Canada
Laureen Cusack, Ampersand Inc
Tim Gain, Canadian Manda Group
Janet Murie, Orca Book Publishers
Rosalyn Steele, HarperCollins Canada
Margot Stokreef, Martin & Associates
Lahring Tribe, Penguin Random House Canada
Each presentation will begin at 1 p.m. ET (2:00 p.m. AT / 12 p.m. CT / 11 a.m. MT / 10 a.m. PT)
Monday, April 13, 2020
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Friday, March 27, 2020
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Friday, February 28, 2020
Hello to all you lovely Sci-Fi fans. If you haven't yet had the opportunity to read Cixin Liu's SF-revelation The Three-Body Problem which was published by TOR (one of my favorite books in recent memory), please do yourself a favor: head to your nearest Indie Bookstore and buy a copy immediately. If you're like me, and you've read it already (and perhaps more of Liu's work, revolving in and around this series) there's a great article to check out that centers on the book's translator, Ken Liu.
Check out the full article here:
Monday, February 24, 2020
Click here for an exclusive Antoni interview;
And click here for another one!
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Lovell made an appearance on CBC's The Current, which you can listen to or read here. Pour yourself a cuppa and dive in!
Monday, January 27, 2020
- Molly Fader (The Bitter and Sweet of Cherry Season) 10:30am
- Kate Hilton (Better Luck Next Time) 10:30am
- Bryn Turnbull (The Woman Before Wallis) 11:30am
- The Fan Brothers (The Scarecrow) 12:30pm
- Hannah Mary McKinnon (Sister Dear) 2:30pm.
Friday, Jan 31st
- Kelly Rimmer (Truths I Never Told You) 10:30am
- Jessica Westhead (Worry) 10:30am
- Ken Oppel (Bloom) 11:30am
- Kate Elizabeth Russell (My Dark Vanessa)- 12:30 pm
Hope to see you at the conference!