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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

media
Canada's billionaires: Did you hear about the Irvings? | Oct 23 2014 | Geoff Martin |
The production and consumption of news is a fundamental liberal democracy. So what happens when one of Canada's richest families owns all the papers in New Brunswick?

Recently reviewed

fiction
'Hysteric' heroically explores identity and madness within us | Oct 16 2014 | Aparna Sanyal | Is Nelly's madness a product of herself or of the absolutes in a world she is forced to inhabit? In this newly translated novel, readers ponder to whom Nelly's suicide note is really addressed.
politics
Why the 'War on Drugs' is a total failure | Oct 9 2014 | Paula Mallea | What can be done and what is being done in Canada to move on from the failed "War on Drugs"? Paula Mallea discusses better alternatives in this excerpt.
environment
Why we need to win the battle over the tar sands | Oct 2 2014 | Brad Hornick | Is the battle over the tar sands the most urgent battle of the environmental movement? Well, yes! Here's why.
Anti-oppression
Illustrating the hidden architecture of migrant detention | Sep 25 2014 | Daniel Tseghay | Tings Chak illustrates moments of resistance and struggle within migrant detention centres in Canada. Based on discussions with detainees, these drawings and text reveal these spaces of incarceration.
fiction
From war to revolution: How do we survive? | Sep 18 2014 | J.W. Horton | Need a little commiepunk, dieselpunk literary fiction in your hands? We've got just what you need.
children's literature
How potatoes and polar bears can teach kids about human rights | Sep 11 2014 | Mehreen Shahid | What can two potatoes teach us about human rights? A lot more than you think! In these uniquely Canadian children's books, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is made accessible to kids.
LGBTIQ
LGBTQ youth have their voices heard | Sep 4 2014 | Diana Scholl, Laurel Golio | Read the unique stories of LGBTQ youth from across Canada and the U.S. in new photo journalism project 'We Are the Youth'.
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?
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.

radio booklounge

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

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