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Rewriting History: Why I made a minor, tiny, virtually insignificant change to The Utility of Boredom

An updated edition of Andrew Forbes's book The Utility of Boredom: Baseball Essays is now available.

If, in the near future, you were to purchase a copy of The Utility of Boredom, and if, let’s say, you or someone you know already owned a copy of same, purchased at some point between now and back in April of 2016, when the book was initially published, and if you were to open… Continue Reading Rewriting History: Why I made a minor, tiny, virtually insignificant change to The Utility of Boredom

Contest: Win Lands and Forests by Andrew Forbes

“Andrew Forbes’ Lands and Forests shows us what the short story was made to do: delight us, surprise us, and prompt us to more fully recognize ourselves.” Johanna Skibsrud, Scotiabank Giller Prize-winning author of The Sentimentalists We’re giving away Lands and Forests, the second short story collection by Andrew Forbes! Here’s how to enter for… Continue Reading Contest: Win Lands and Forests by Andrew Forbes

The Utility of Boredom by Andrew Forbes Book Review

“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… Continue Reading The Utility of Boredom by Andrew Forbes Book Review

A steal of a Spring Training sale

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: now en francais!

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.

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… Continue Reading Happy baseball season, everyone!

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… Continue Reading September is Book Fair Season

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… Continue Reading The Utility of Boredom, Take Two

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… Continue Reading Blue Jays Ticket Giveaway Winner