“Whatever their form—tiny or massive, domed or open, concrete or wood or brick, or bleachers made from aluminum—ballparks are host to something so spiritually, aesthetically, emotionally, and intellectually stimulating as to elevate them, whatever their architectural shortcomings.”Andrew Forbes Amen. It’s a lazy summer day and ball is done for the Jays and me. I only […]
Good news: baseball is back. The Blue Jays play their first spring training game today, and to celebrate, we’re dropping the price of Andrew Forbes’s bestselling baseball essays, The Utility of Boredom, by 25% for the rest of spring training (so, until March 27)!
The Utility of Boredom is now available in a French edition from superb Quebec publisher Les Éditions de Ta Mère as De l’utilité de l’ennui: Textes de balle! Check out the sweet, sweet cover, and pick up a copy in Canada’s other official language for your collection.
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Hearty high-fives to all last night’s winners: Trillium Book Award: Kevin Hardcastle for Debris & Véronique-Marie Kaye for Marjorie Chalifoux Trillium Book Award for Poetry: Soraya Peerbaye for Tell: poems for a girlhood & David Ménard for Neuvaines And hearty thanks to the OMDC for managing such an excellent award and helping to promote books!
We are so super-duper thrilled to share that Andrew Forbes’s debut collection of short fiction, What You Need, is a finalist for the Trillium Book Award! Three cheers for Andrew! Three cheers for short stories! And three cheers for all the other excellent finalists! Get all the pertinent, non-Invisible-related info here.