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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

Controller B & Typewriter Funk

Hey! How are you keeping? We support you doing whatever you need in order to rest, repair and renew during this trying time. It’s National Poetry Month, and we’re amazed by the projects and performances some of Invisible’s poets (and friends of) are undertaking to support their books. Below are just a few! The first… Continue Reading Controller B & Typewriter Funk

“Keep singing, keep playing, keep dancing. Keep writing.”

Blog post graphic introducing a musical playlist curated by Swimmers in Winter author Faye Guenther.

Hi reader, How are you doing in these strange times? Where I live, it’s week three of a declared state of emergency, in the middle of this global pandemic (COVID-19). Wherever you are, I hope you’re doing okay, and finding ways to keep your spirit up and your heart full and your body moving. Music’s… Continue Reading “Keep singing, keep playing, keep dancing. Keep writing.”

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

“The problems of Gilgamesh are the problems of our species.”

Book cover for Even That Wildest Hope displayed on a tablet, alongside a note announcing a free story download.

Writing this book, I looked to literatures of the past like The Epic of Gilgamesh. It emerges a mere 6,000 years ago, when humans formed city-states and organized themselves in terms of property relations. What I discovered is that even back then, the writer of the epic is concerned with our desire to dominate and… Continue Reading “The problems of Gilgamesh are the problems of our species.”

The Courier’s Dinner

The Courier’s Dinner By Seema Shafei  T came home from work smelling like fries and grease. He wiped the thick layer of sweat that collected on the back of his neck with the front part of his electric pink company shirt. The cotton was already splotched with the colours of different food and dirt he… Continue Reading The Courier’s Dinner