Holiday Recommendations: Day Three

If gift-buying stress is getting you down, we’re here for you with three more recommendations for the readers in your life. Read on, and get thee to a bookstore! Bronte’s Pick: Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi (Grove/Atlantic, 9780802127358) Perfect for: lovers of international literature and dramatic reads One of the most anticipated and best reviewed novels…

Holiday Recommendations: Day Two

Winter wonderland or not, there are holidays coming up and you’re probably looking for gift inspiration. Martin and Associates is here for you with more of our favourite books of 2018. Read on and stress less! Margot’s Pick: Jerome By Heart by Thomas Scotto and Olivier Tallec (Enchanted Lion, 9781592702503) Perfect for: children who need a…

Holiday Recommendations: Day One

The holidays are coming up fast, and if you’re anything like us, you’re swamped. Never fear! Martin and Associates is here with our favourite books of 2018 to help you hone in on the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Grab them all in one trip to your favourite local indie bookstore, and you’ve…

Important Shipping Dates for the Holidays

The holidays are upon us! To ensure you get your books on time, take a look at the following cut-off dates for orders: UTP (House of Anansi and Groundwood Books, Pajama Press) Holiday order cut-off: Ontario & Montreal: Monday December 18th Toronto & GTA: Wednesday December 20th Office closed December 22nd (at noon) – 27th,…

Book of the Week: Takedown

Takedown: The Attempted Political Assassination of Patrick Brown Patrick Brown 9780888902917 | $39.95 CAD HC | 360 pp. | Available Now Optimum Publishing, distributed by Georgetown Publications All of Ontario is now familiar with Patrick Brown, but not all of us are familiar with the political machination that goes on leading up to an election….

Book of the Week: French Exit

French Exit Patrick deWitt 9781487004835 | $22.95 CAD PB | 248 pp. | Available Now House of Anansi Press Patrick deWitt is having a busy autumn. His best-selling novel The Sisters Brothers premiered in movie form at TIFF, with John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, and Jake Gyllenhaal heading the adaptation. His new novel, French Exit, was released at the end…

Author of the week: Roxane Gay

Author, social critic, and prolific feminist Roxane Gay will be making an appearance at McGill University as part of the 2018 Beatty Memorial Lecture Series. Gay’s body of work includes novels, essays, short story collections, and a memoir—all of it powerful and poignant explorations of our culture and society today. She often explores her Haitian…

Author of the Week: Rebecca Solnit

Call Them By Their True Names Rebecca Solnit 9781608469468| $23.95 CAD PB | 166 pp. | Available Now Haymarket Books, distributed by PGC You’ve probably heard of Rebecca Solnit. She’s the wry and insightful author of books like Men Explain Things to Me, The Mother of All Questions, and Hope in the Dark. Rebecca writes about topics we…

New Publisher: Faber & Faber

Publishers Group Canada is pleased to announce that, effective September 1, 2018 it will begin distributing Faber & Faber Publishing and their imprints, Faber & Faber, Guardian, Guardian Faber, and Short Books. Founded in 1929, Faber & Faber boasts thirteen Nobel Laureates and six Booker Prize-winners amongst its authors, and puts out award-winning works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry,…

Book of the Week: Your Guide to Forest Bathing

Your Guide to Forest Bathing M. Amos Clifford 9781573247382 | $20.95 CAD PB | 128 pp. | Available Now Conari Press, distributed by Georgetown Publications What’s the movement set to surpass yoga in 2018? Forest bathing, or, in Japanese, shinrin yoku. Forest Bathing is so much more than just walking in the woods, but don’t take my…

Book of the Week: Retirement Income for Life

Retirement Income for Life: Getting More Without Saving More Frederick Vettese 9781988344058 | $26.95 CAD PB | 240 pp. | Available Now Milner & Associates Inc., distributed by Georgetown Publications Who should you trust to help you optimize your retirement savings? Probably Frederick Vettese, Chief Actuary at Morneau Shepell, and regular contributor to publications like…

Book of the Week: Children of Daedala

Children of Daedala Caighlan Smith 9781630790868 | $22.95 CAD HC | 336 pp. | Available Now Capstone / Switch Press Caighlan Smith‘s action-packed series, beginning with Children of Icarus and now continuing with Children of Daedala, is an exciting new spin on the dystopian YA novel that has been immensely popular since The Hunger Games. This fast-paced series is…