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Hello Detective

Discovering a new series that hits all the right notes of suspense and bone-chilling surprise is one of life's great joys for any mystery reader. To help you on the way to your next great series we've collected the first book in some of our most popular detective series'.

Blue Skies Books

We're in a summery mood, and so are these books: blue skies and sunshine, all!

Celebrating Short Stories With Our Friends at Found Press

While we dabble in Short Stories here on All Lit Up (with 300+ collections!), our pals at Found Press have made Short Stories their mission: they release esingles by authors who don't necessarily want a collection attached. Here's a selection of short story collections that ... Read more

All Lit Up Award Winners and Nominees, 2016

If you want your CanLit to have some pedigree check out these recently nominated and winning titles, from poetry to fiction to drama, to add to your TBR pile.

Plays for World Theatre Day

World Theatre Day was initiated in 1961 by the International Theatre Institute (ITI). It is celebrated annually on the 27th March by ITI Centres and the international theatre community. We love celebrating World Theatre Day, with our fantastic collection of Canadian-published ... Read more

Books for Pink Shirt Day

Tagged: Bullying

February 24th is Pink Shirt Day, a day to raise awareness on the issues surrounding bullying, a major problem in schools, at work, on the internet, and even sometimes at home. We’ve picked out some literature that will help continue the discussion of bullying with your students, ... Read more

Pantone Colour of the Year 2016: Rose Quartz & Serenity

Pantone has, for the first time, blended two shades – Rose Quartz and Serenity – as their 2016 Colour of the Year. We've selected six of each colour to help ring in the New Year!

Our Favourite Covers of 2015

With all of the best-of lists going around, we're putting our own votes in for our favourite covers of 2015. Bask in this design-y goodness.

All Lit Up Award Winners and Nominees, 2015

We're so proud to host so many winners and nominees of the big three national literary awards in Canada in 2015: the Governor General's Literary Awards, the Writers' Trust Awards, and the Scotiabank Giller Prize. We've rounded them up here so that you, too, can bask in their ... Read more

An ALU History of the Giller Prize

The Giller Prize is one of Canada's most prestigious national literary awards. Here we take a look back at past winners and nominees to remember some of the great titles that have received such high profile attention.