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Summer might be approaching its end, but literary festival season is just beginning! Find out what's happening near you, or even farther afield—because literary festivals make for good road trips. Just saying.

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"These are texts written in overlay to an actual world, where an author’s subjectivity refracts surroundings. They also happen to be some of my favourite books of all-time."

Giller Prize Special: The Chat with Alix Ohlin

Our 2019 special Giller Prize edition of The Chat begins with our conversation with Alix Ohlin, author of Dual Citizens.

Book Cover They Say Blue

Discover which books were inspired by history, by questions, by rap lyrics, by beach glass, true crime podcasts, and more! 

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Great kids books in conversation with each other. 

Book Cover A Girl Like That

Discover what books were inspired by an East German museum, the song "What a Fool Believes," two vibrant communities on opposite coasts, and one writer's son's important question. 

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Notes from a Children's Librarian

By Julie Booker

Our resident children's librarian columnist chooses books by theme for kids of all ages

Shelf Talkers

By Rob Wiersema

Indie booksellers from coast to coast tell us the books they can't stop recommending to their customers

The Chat

By Trevor Corkum

Great writers from across the country sit down with us to talk about their books, and the stories behind them

The Recommend

By Kiley Turner

Authors and avid readers in the know love up their favourite Canadian reads

On Our Radar

By Kerry Clare

We spotlight books generating buzz all over the web, and beyond

 

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