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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]