Category Archives: Books

I AM A TRUCK IS A GILLER LONGLISTEE!

We are beyond thrilled that Michelle Winters’s debut novel, I Am a Truck, is in such good company on the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist! So thrilled that we’re putting it on sale for the next two weeks right here so everyone can read it! Here’s what the jury had to say about the list: “Twenty […]

The Utility of Boredom: now en francais!

The Utility of Boredom is now available in a French edition from superb Quebec publisher Les Éditions de Ta Mère as De l’utilité de l’ennui: Textes de balle! Check out the sweet, sweet cover, and pick up a copy in Canada’s other official language for your collection.

CBC Books recommends Small Claims

Good news for those of you looking for good books to read: Andrew Kaufman’s Small Claims is in good company on the CBC Books Spring Book Preview 2017! Small Claims is available in May 2017. Other books on that list that caught our eye: Dr. Edith Vane and the Hares of Crawley Hall by Suzette […]

Free Downloadable Baseball Scorecard

One of our favourite things about The Utility of Boredom — aside from the excellent writing, naturally — is the tear-away scorecard in the back of the print edition. So we’re making it available to you for free! Get it here. And cross your fingers for a big win this afternoon by the Jays!

Happy Pub Day, TLWH & TEVP!

Happy book birthday to Michael Casteels’s THE LAST WHITE HOUSE AT THE END OF THE ROW OF WHITE HOUSES and the tenth anniversary edition of Zoe Whittall’s THE EMILY VALENTINE POEMS! Eat a cinnamon bun or two (this one by the delicious Miss Lily’s Cafe) to celebrate with us!

NoMeansNo Calls it Quits

In this Sept 24 Facebook post, NoMeansNo officially shared the news that they’re retiring. So we’re sending them off by giving you a discount on Mark Black’s book NoMeansNo: Going Nowhere. Use the code NOMEANSNOJOY at checkout for 25 percent off the print and ebook versions. Raise a glass!