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Maya Angelou, legendary author, dead at 86 | Legendary author Maya Angelou has died at the age of 86 in North Carolina.
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Spartacus Books forced out of DTES after 40-plus years | Spartacus Books' time in the DTES has sadly come to an end. While the collective remains hopeful for its new location, this serves as a timely reminder of gentrification in Vancouver.
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Farley Mowat, acclaimed Canadian author and activist, dead at 92 | Acclaimed Canadian author and activist Farley Mowat has died at the age of 92.
babble book club reading 'The Orenda' by Joseph Boyden | Love it? Hate it? Come tell us what you think! Our final discussion will take place on April 22 at 8 p.m. ET.
The Orenda won Canada Reads and I feel weird about it. | Is Joseph Boyden's novel really the one to incite social change in this country?

Top 5 Indie Bestsellers

September 19, 2013
The Paper Hound is the newest addition to Vancouver's Book Row on West Pender Street. An eclectic and well-appointed array of titles new and old for discerning readers and idle browsers alike!
1. Horse d'Oeuvres - The Four Horsemen
2. There's a Trick with a Knife I'm Learning to do: Poems 1963-78 - Michael Ondaatje
3. What's do big about green? - Earle Birney
4. Liquidities: Vancouver Poeams Then and Now - Daphne Marlatt
5. The Place of Scraps - Jordan Abel

Featured book review

Education
The war on higher education: What side are you on? | Aug 28 2014 | Tiana Reid |
Privatization of schools, high tuition rates, precarious labour, class warfare, massive debt. Does the public intellectual emerge as the hero over capitalism?

Recently reviewed

fiction
Quirky? No way! Montreal is bordering on bizarre | Aug 21 2014 | Shannon Tien | Love short stories? Love Montreal? This collection is for you! Anna Leventhal moves past romanticizing her city to produce fiction that goes beyond the "quirky" to the screwed up and utterly strange.
labour
Unions matter. So why does Canada pretend like they don't? | Aug 14 2014 | Nora Loreto | Why is the Harper government constantly attacking unions? Is it because they promote economic equality and fairness? Probably! This handbook shows the value of unions to Canadian society.
economics
SOS! Alternatives to capitalism needed please | Aug 7 2014 | Errol Sharpe | Is capitalism run by greed? You bet! We need alternatives to capitalism that rely on compassion and courage if we are going to avoid economic and ecological disaster.
fiction
Monia Mazigh explores the interconnected stories of Muslim women's lives | Jul 31 2014 | Amira Elghawaby | 'Mirrors and Mirages' has enriched Canadian literature. Mazigh's lyrical work brings new voices to the mainstream and deftly explores issues of identity, religion and feminism.
politics
Canada went to war. But why? | Jul 24 2014 | Stephen Dale | What kind of values really drove a generation of young people to sign up in huge numbers for one of the bloodiest episodes in human history? Stephen Dale examines this question in 'Noble Illusions.'
Technology
Surveillance, empire and the future | Jul 17 2014 | Aaron Leonard | Glenn Greenwald gives us the story of former NSA contractor Edward Snowden in his new book 'No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State.'
labour
Exploitation of the invisible hands that do all the work | Jul 10 2014 | Eleanor J. Bader | Does rampant consumerism make us view those who harvest our food, sew our clothes and assemble our electronics as invisible? 'Invisible Hands: Voices from the Global Economy' argues yes.
environment
Pipelines: The answer is still no! | Jul 3 2014 | Meg Borthwick | No pipelines, no tankers! Read the collected thoughts of long-time activists, new converts, Indigenous resistors and, you know, all those people the Harper government considers "terrorists."
economics
Breaking: Capitalism actually widens economic disparities | Jun 26 2014 | Al Engler | Who would have thought an economics textbook could be such a sensation? Well, Thomas Piketty's new book 'Capital in the Twenty-First Century' has proven to be just that.
fiction
Doretta Lau sets a new standard in Canadian literature | Jun 19 2014 | Yutaka Dirks | Doretta Lau examines the experiences of Asian-Canadians in her debut collection "How Does A Single Blade of Grass Thank the Sun?" and expands on her motivations for the collection.

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July 5, 2013
Cathi Bond presents the first reading in a series from her new novel Night Town.

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