Friday, October 1, 2021
Welcome to the Cypher
Khodi Dill's Welcome to the Cypher will release this month. Check out the interview he did on how rappers can make the world a better place.
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Come and check out our new website here: https://deweydivasanddudes.wordpress.com/
Tuesday, August 24, 2021
THE LOVE SONGS OF W.E.B. DU BOIS by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers has just been announced as the next Oprah’s Book Club selection!
Friday, August 6, 2021
Fall webinars are now open for registration!
Find all of our webinars listed on Eventbrite here: http://deweydivas.eventbrite.com
Friday, June 18, 2021
Summer Best Bets webinar recordings now available!
- Summer 2021 Adult Picks - Passcode: 6SJm2#sd
- Summer 2021 Kids & Teens Picks - Passcode: Xq6gz%Hv
Thursday, June 17, 2021
You Won’t Find the Hardcover of Dave Eggers’s Next Novel on Amazon
Friday, June 11, 2021
48 books by Indigenous writers to read to understand residential schools
Friday, April 30, 2021
Summer Webinars now open for registration!
Find all of our webinars listed on Eventbrite here: http://deweydivas.eventbrite.com.
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Indigenous Writing Contest deadline extended
Thursday, April 8, 2021
Darcie Little Badger Interview
Elatsoe was on Time's Best Fantasy Books of all time! Darcie Little Badger was interviewed by CBC about her work and this awesome accomplishment! We are super excited for her new book A Snake Falls to Earth coming out this Fall.
Friday, March 19, 2021
Winter Best Bets webinar recordings now available!
- Winter 2021 Adult Picks - Passcode: 6MmL%7hM
- Winter 2021 Kids & Teens Picks - Passcode: Vp!fW5Mn
- Winter 2021 K-12 Schools Picks - Passcode: pa7.j&=G
- Winter 2021 Book Clubs Picks - Passcode: 7*JKDwgk
Thursday, March 4, 2021
2 More Sleeps til Paper Bag Princess Day!
Wednesday, March 3, 2021
March 9th: An evening discussing books with 6 Canadian independent publishers!
We invite you to spend a fun (virtual) evening with six awesome Canadian independent publishers: Annick Press, Biblioasis, Coach House Books, ECW Press, Groundwood Books and House of Anansi Press!
Join this friendly group of book-lovers as we chat with each other about our favourite upcoming titles and answer your burning questions about our lists. All librarians and bookstore staff are welcome. Feel free to share this invitation with fellow book-loving friends!
Monday, March 1, 2021
Two More Webinars!
Each presentation will be recorded for later viewing, and the link to the recording will be emailed to attendees afterwards. Handouts with our selected titles will be posted on our blog: http://deweydivas.blogspot.com/
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Canadian Independent Bookseller Association has Arrived!
Friday, February 12, 2021
Love is in the Air- Day 5
Thursday, February 11, 2021
Love is in the Air- Day 4
Win a collection of board books from Orca Book Publishers that are perfect for reading aloud with your little ones to show just how much you love them!
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Love is in the Air- Day 3!
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Love is in the Air- Day 2!
Monday, February 8, 2021
Contest Alert: Love is in the Air!
Check out the contest post on each of our social media sites and like it to enter! You can find us here:
Wednesday, February 3, 2021
New Contest Alert!
Win a signed book from an amazing Canadian author!
Head over to the HarperCollins website to enter for your chance to win either a SIGNED copy of Gutter Child by Jael Richardson OR a SIGNED copy of Our Darkest Night by Jennifer Robson. You'll find the entry form towards the bottom of the Library Services page.Contest opens February 3, 2021 at 12:00 AM EST and closes February 12, 2021 at 11:30 PM EST
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Tune in for our winter webinar series!
- Adult Picks: Tuesday February 9, 2021
- Kids & Teen Picks: Wednesday February 10, 2021
- Best Books for K-12 Schools: Wednesday March 3, 2021
- Best Books for Book Clubs: Thursday March 4, 2021
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Canada Reads is Back!
Thursday, December 24, 2020
Bestselling Books in Canada 2020
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Canadian Children's Book Week, May 2-8
- 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
Monday, November 9, 2020
Thursday, November 5, 2020
A Musical Tour of Toronto
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
THE BEAR: A Nature-Based Hit
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 99% Invisible City
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
Natalie Portman's Fables
Natalie Portman has rewritten three classic stories in Natalie Portman's Fables. Tom Power interviewed her...give it a listen!
Friday, October 16, 2020
Fall Indie Book Social invite: Oct. 20, 8-9 pm ET
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
Trumpty Dumpty Wanted a Crown
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
Latinx History Month
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
Giller Shortlist 2020
The shortlist for the Giller Prize 2020 has been announced! The five finalists are:
Monday, October 5, 2020
Shuggie Bain author at TIFA
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
Ferrante's Latest Novel to be Made into Netflix Series
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
2020 Booker Authors at TIFA!
Monday, September 28, 2020
September 30th is Orange Shirt Day
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
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
Susanna Clarke is Back!
Friday, September 11, 2020
Quidditch Through the Ages
Friday, September 4, 2020
September is Curious George Curiosity Month!
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