Tag Archives: The Utility of Boredom

Happy baseball season, everyone!

Baseball season is back! This is your reminder to use our free downloadable scorecard to score the Jays’ home opener against Baltimore (a rematch of the 2016 wildcard game!). And while you’re at it, grab a copy of Andrew Forbes’ collection of baseball essays, The Utility of Boredom, at 25% off from the 3:05pm start […]

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!

September is Book Fair Season

September means we’re hitting the books, even though we’ve been out of school for… decades! Here’s where you can find us this month, staking out spots behind tables and beneath tents to shill our wares: BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL Sunday, September 18, 2016 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Booth no. 239 We’re sharing space with Canadian […]

The Utility of Boredom, Take Two

There’s a new edition of The Utility of Boredom in town, and we want you to get your hands on it so badly that we’re putting it on sale. Use the code TUB2 on this here very site, on either the print OR ebook edition, for 15% off the list price. And you’ll want to […]

Blue Jays Ticket Giveaway Winner

Hey, remember when we asked you all to guess the Jays’ (and Bautista’s home run) record back in March? Well, the time has come to declare a winner! GRIFFIN CLARK has won two tickets to the Jays’ July 30 game against the Orioles. They’re pretty good seats, too! Thanks to everyone who played along. Bautista […]

Andrew Forbes is Open Book’s May 2016 WIR

We are thrilled to announce that Andrew Forbes is the May 2016 writer-in-residence over at Open Book. Check out his first post with the answers to Open Book’s Proust Questionnaire. Got burning questions you want Forbes to answer? You can write to him throughout the month of May at writer@openbooktoronto.com.

Spring Events

Invisible authors are coming to a space near you in the next couple of weeks, and we’re bringing our A-Game: door prizes (Hamilton) and limited-run Utility of Boredom posters that you can get only in person, and probably lots of other cool stuff. See you soon? Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 7:30pm SAINTS, UNEXPECTED HAMILTON […]

Books that knock it out of the park

Check out NPR’s story on these three excellent baseball books recommended by Alan Schwarz, which all look to be solid shelf companions to Andrew Forbes’s The Utility of Boredom. Just in case you’re into expanding your baseball library this season.

The Utility of Boredom Jays Tickets Giveaway!

Invisible Publishing is giving away a pair of Jays tickets to celebrate the launch of The Utility of Boredom by Andrew Forbes. And you only need to answer one question to enter. (Okay, two questions if you count the tiebreaker.) Correctly guess what the Toronto Blue Jays’ win-loss record will be at the All-Star Break […]

Spring, Previewed

Two Invisible titles popped up in the Quill & Quire‘s 2016 Spring Previews here and here: Canadian Wonder Tales is Canada’s answer to the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Anderson, while The Utility of Boredom looks at the influence of baseball on and off the diamond. And we’re three for three on 49th Shelf’s spring […]