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Environmental activist Ann Cavlovic talks 'non-preachy' climate activism | Ottawa writer, Ann Cavlovic's first play 'Emissions: A Climate Comedy' teaches audiences about climate change, but in a totally "non-preachy" way. Keep reading for her fresh take on the problem!
Q&A with George Elliott Clarke | Acclaimed Canadian poet George Elliott Clarke talks Black Canadian literature, history, politics and hell.
Immigration barriers: 'Ru' by Kim Thúy wins Canada Reads | 'Ru' beats out 'When Everything Feels Like the Movies' as this year's "book to break barriers." Which barriers will it break and why should you care?
'And the Birds Rained Down' is down and out of Canada Reads 2015 | Jocelyne Saucier's 'And the Birds Rained Down' flew the coop after it was unanimously voted out of the competition.
'The Inconvenient Indian' is conveniently kicked off of Canada Reads | After a tense four-way tiebreak "The Inconvenient Indian" was booted from this year's battle of the books.

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

fiction
128 km later: How to hold on after your life doesn't make sense | Apr 23 2015 | Lauren Scott
Paul Dore's 'The Walking Man' blends reality and fiction during a journey of self-discovery after a particularly tumultuous year. Dore opens up about the books and his hopes here. Hold on, reader.

Recently reviewed

politics
How can progressives stop Harper this federal election? | Apr 16 2015 | George Lakoff | With an upcoming election, George Lakoff's wisdom on political framing has never been more relevant for progressives in Canada. Read this excerpt.
transportation
How can we make Canada's roads safer? | Apr 9 2015 | Neil Arason | Is it possible to eliminate death and serious injury from Canada's roads? In this timely and in-depth study, author Neil Arason explores what can drive Canadian roads toward a safer future.
politics
How Canada lets people get tortured | Apr 2 2015 | Matthew Behrens | The remarkable story of Mohamedou Ouid Slahi is one of wisdom, humour and despair. In this memoir, Slahi relays a tale of human resilience under the most appalling conditions at Guantanamo Bay.
fiction
Sex, drugs and pyromania: 'The Green Hotel' exposes Toronto's underbelly | Mar 26 2015 | Lauren Scott | Jesse Gilmour explores the father-son relationship in the most extreme of terms. What will a father do for a son, and what will a son ask of a father?
Political Action
Transformative movement-building: Another politics made clear | Mar 19 2015 | Greg Macdougall | Chris Dixon's book 'Another Politics' addresses the challenges, successes and inspirations of anti-authoritarian activism.
Anti-oppression
The limits and possibilities of dissent in an age of militarized policing | Mar 12 2015 | Sarah Hipworth | Author Lesley Wood sheds light on the dynamics of protest policing and how these will be affected with legislation like Bill C-51.
politics
Watch out Lefties! The FBI is out to sabotage you | Mar 5 2015 | Eleanor J. Bader | Let's take a look into The Revolutionary Union and its later incarnation, the Revolutionary Communist Party, to reveal how the FBI and local police worked to undermine progressive unity.
activism
Textile artists reclaim narrative through 'Strange Material' | Feb 26 2015 | Steffanie Pinch | How do we take back and transform the narrative from the mainstream? Well, knitting, patching, felting and sewing are a good start.
politics
Harper vs. Canada: Putting the Conservatives' record on trial | Feb 19 2015 | Karl Nerenberg | Karl Nerenberg has been rabble's parliamentary reporter since 2011, when the Harper government won its majority. Karl's got a new book, full of keen observations about the Harper years.
fiction
'Nothing Looks Familiar' asks: 'What does it mean to live in a body today?' | Feb 12 2015 | Yutaka Dirks | Acts of sex. Acts of violence. Raw physicality. Shawn Syms' 'Nothing Looks Familiar' explores bodies and sexuality of today's flawed beings.

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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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