“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
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… Continue Reading Happy baseball season, everyone!
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… Continue Reading September is Book Fair Season
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
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
We are thrilled to announce that Andrew Forbes is the May 2016 writer-in-residence over at Open Book. Check out his first post with the answers to Open Book’s Proust Questionnaire. Got burning questions you want Forbes to answer? You can write to him throughout the month of May at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Invisible authors are coming to a space near you in the next couple of weeks, and we’re bringing our A-Game: door prizes (Hamilton) and limited-run Utility of Boredom posters that you can get only in person, and probably lots of other cool stuff. See you soon? Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 7:30pm SAINTS, UNEXPECTED HAMILTON… Continue Reading Spring Events