New stationery line: Alibabette

Publishers Group Canada a division of Raincoast Books is pleased to be  distributing a line of journals, notebooks, and sketchbooks from Alibabette Editions.  Founded in 2011 in Paris, France, Alibabette’s designs are characterized by beautiful covers, and high quality paper and binding. A4 and A5 sketchbooks made with 100 gram fine-grain, acid-free ivory drawing paper,…

Book of the Week: The Heavens

The Heavens Sandra Newman 9780802129024 | $38.95 CAD HC | 272 pp. | Available Now Grove/Atlantic, distributed by PGC Love. Art. Time travel. All this and more are to be found in Sandra Newman’s latest novel, The Heavens. Called a “strange and beautiful hybrid” in a New York Times review, this is a love story that takes…

Book of the Week: Autopsy of a Boring Wife

Autopsy of a Boring Wife Marie-Renée Lavoie, trans. by Arielle Aaronson 9781487004613 | $22.95 CAD PB | 280 pp. | Available Now House of Anansi If your significant other left you and claimed you were boring, how would you react? In Autopsy of a Boring Wife, Québécois author Marie-Renée Lavoie gives us one option: prove them wrong….

Book of the Week: The Bird King

The Bird King G. Willow Wilson 9780802129031 | $38.95 CAD HC | 440 pp. | Available Now Grove/Atlantic, distributed by PGC The Bird King is—in case you couldn’t tell from the cover—a magical book. G. Willow Wilson (Alif the Unseen, Ms. Marvel) will whisk you away into the enchanting but ominous setting of sultry 15th…

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: 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…

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…

Book of the Week: The Girlfriend

The Girlfriend Michelle Frances 9781509887972 | $17.99 CAD PB | 464 pp. | Available Now Pan Macmillan (distributed by PGC) The Girlfriend is a domestic noir thriller bursting with suspense and drama. Already a smash hit in the UK, the Sunday Mirror called it “brilliantly twisty, a sharp, sinister and addictive read.” As we all…

Book of the Week: Shrewed

Shrewed Elizabeth Renzetti 9781487003043 | $22.95 CAD PB | 304 pp. | Available Now House of Anansi Press (distributed by UTP) Elizabeth Renzetti is no stranger to the publishing and journalism scene. A columnist for the Globe & Mail, author of bestseller Based on a True Story, and veteran reporter, Renzetti is making waves with her latest…