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Recommended Reads by Black Canadian Writers

Text reads: Books by Black Canadian Writers against a black and white background.

Actions speak louder than words, but we hope the two can be complementary. If you’ve arrived on this website looking to purchase an Invisible book, we ask that you also consider purchasing a book by a Black Canadian author. We’ve provided a list below to get you started. This list is not meant to be… Continue Reading Recommended Reads by Black Canadian Writers

Lakes, Oceans, and Pools: Books for Swimmers

A list of books for swimmers or about swimming

“In water, like in books—you can leave your life.” ― Lidia Yuknavitch, The Chronology of Water A collection of books about bodies of water and those who swim them. The Last Wave by Gillian Best (House of Anansi)The Last Wave follows the life of Martha, a woman who has swum the English Channel ten times, and… Continue Reading Lakes, Oceans, and Pools: Books for Swimmers

Cold drinks + books = summer is finally here

Pop Fiction: book and soda pairings

Match made in heaven alert: We’ve paired up our books with sodas made by our excellent pals at The County Bounty! POP FICTION gives you the perfect small-batch drink to go with your perfect small-batch book. What a perfect way to stick it to Amazon, amiright? We’ve got three pairings up for grabs right now:… Continue Reading Cold drinks + books = summer is finally here

Nature Books

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To celebrate Earth Day, we’ve compiled a list of Canadian-authored books that speak to our many relationships to nature – celebratory, contemplative, curious and complex. Feel free to add more in the comments! Nibi Emosaawdang / The Water Walker by Joanne Robertson, translated by Shirley Williams and Isadore Toulouse (Second Story Press)The story of the… Continue Reading Nature Books

Particular Pastimes

Text is Semi-deep reads on specific subjects surrounded by line drawings of a crown, an eye, stars, and a lightning bolt

In Andrew Forbes’ essay for The Hardball Times, he says, “”In the absence of anything resembling the commonplace […] there’s decadence to be found in triviality.” Here’s a very serious list of books that invite you to deep-dive into a few particular pastimes. Along with a reminder that all of our ebooks are Pay-What-You-Choose, with… Continue Reading Particular Pastimes

All ebooks now PWYC

Pay what you choose on all ebooks

UPDATE 05/04/2020: Thanks so much for all of your support for Invisible and our authors. We’re shifting away from the PWYC model now for our ebooks because we have something else up our sleeves. Stay tuned! Effective immediately, all ebooks purchased from our site are available at a pay what you choose rate. And 100%… Continue Reading All ebooks now PWYC

Hot Stuff NOT at AWP 2020

Updated info about Invisible's decision to not attend at AWP 2020 in San Antonio.

So, we posted yesterday about having our shit together and finally having new books ready for AWP. Because there’s a coronavirus/public health emergency in San Antonio, we decided we’d rather err on the side of caution (and good public health policy). So Invisible Publishing is NOT at AWP this year. AWP is still happening, and… Continue Reading Hot Stuff NOT at AWP 2020

Best Canadian Music Writing 2019

Photo credits: Orville Peck by Samuel Engelking & Haviah Might by Yung Yemi

Photo credits: Orville Peck by Samuel Engelking & Haviah Might by Yung Yemi by Del Cowie, Invisible’s intrepid Bibliophonic editor Here it is: the second annual Bibliophonic compilation of Canadian music writing. Expanding from last year’s 33 to a Top 40, this year’s list includes pieces about emerging and established musicians, long form pieces about… Continue Reading Best Canadian Music Writing 2019

NoMeansNo: Going Nowhere’s second take

Good news, Bibliophonic fans! It’s not a new book (yet), but this December we’re releasing an updated edition of our perennial bestseller NoMeansNo: Going Nowhere, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the band’s seminal album Wrong. There’s a whole extra chapter by Mark Black that, in our humble opinion, really brings the book full circle… Continue Reading NoMeansNo: Going Nowhere’s second take