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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

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.'

Recently reviewed

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.
fiction
'El Niño' draws attention to the issues of migrant labour | Jun 12 2014 | Christina Turner | The U.S.-Mexico border. Myriad forms of suffering. Relationships between migrant workers and privileged people. 'El Niño' is a book that fits into the narrative of labour and migrant workers.
Young Adult
'Jewel of the Thames' dives into the mythos of Sherlock Holmes | Jun 5 2014 | Angela Misri | Come discover the wonderful world of Sherlock Holmes again, but this time through the eyes of the quick-witted Portia Adams. This YA novel is great for both kids and adults alike!
Idle No More
Idle No More, Indigenous resistance and the larger movement | May 29 2014 | Lindsey Cornum | Idle No More was a renewed declaration of refusal and provided a new hub to organize the collective struggle. 'The Winter We Danced' is a tribute to the movement and its future.
sex work
Working it: Sex work as labour | May 22 2014 | Muna Mire | The conversation around sex work is nuanced and contentious. Melissa Gira Grant views anti-sex work feminism as a contradiction and explores the concepts of "whore stigma" and the "rescue industry."
politics
What is the state of Canada's democracy: Salvageable or broken? | May 15 2014 | Amira Elghawaby | Is our parliamentary system destined to remain broken? 'Tragedy in the Commons' aims to salvage a system that seems beyond repair and asks the question, why are Canadians so disengaged from politics?

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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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