Free ‘GHOST’ Story

PDFs are kinda like the ghosts of books: they don’t exist in the real world and live in the technological ether. So in celebration of Halloween 2016, here’s a not-so-spooky but still on-point story from a not-so-spooky boo(k): behold, a free PDF of “The Occult” from Teri Vlassopoulos’s Bats or Swallows:   Happy Halloween from […]

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!

Invisible at Canzine

Hey-yo! We’ll be at Canzine 2016 in Toronto on Saturday, October 29, along with our step-sibling The Emergency Response Unit. This’ll be your first crack at picking up our new fall titles: I AM A TRUCK, EVERYTHING LIFE HAS TO OFFER, THE LAST WHITE HOUSE AT THE END OF THE ROW OF WHITE HOUSES, and […]

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!

The Progeria Connection

One of the characters in Brent van Staalduinen’s novel SAINTS, UNEXPECTED has progeria, a rare disease that drastically affects the body’s aging process. For another take on progeria (and a really cool writer’s career), check out this super-excellent episode of the Longform podcast, which features an interview with Robin Marantz Henig. She’s the author of […]

Books Beyond Bars

Check out this awesome initiative Invisible author Kaleigh Trace is involved in — they’re looking for support! Books Beyond Bars is a library program, writing workshops, and a reading-out-loud program with women incarcerated at the correctional facility in Burnside, Nova Scotia. Here’s the deal: Books Beyond Bars is a an entirely volunteer run group that […]

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!  

Teri Vlassopoulos is at Winnipeg’s Thin Air Writers Fest!

Winnipegers, you have two chances to see Teri Vlassopoulos read from her debut novel Escape Plans at this year’s Thin Air Festival: September 27, 2016 – 2:30 pm Afternoon Book Chat – Jim Lynch & Teri Vlassopoulos Part of THIN AIR 2016Afternoon Book Chats Featuring Jim LynchTeri Vlassopoulos McNally Robinson – Grant Park September 27, […]