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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.

Political Reads

The last Canadian election saw more Canadians than ever before out to vote. To keep you in a political mindset, we've rounded up backgrounders on hot-button political issues, Canadian political history, and maybe even a poetry collection (or three). Remember: always vote!

Sports Books!

As book nerds we're not always considered the most athletic of the bunch but that doesn't mean we can't appreciate the skill and strength it takes to be top of your sport. We've highlighted some sports books that can make anyone an armchair athlete.

Canadian History Books

A list of the great and not-so-great moments in our nation's history.

Mantastic Reads for Father's Day

This Father's Day, why not dude up with dad and read one of these manly books.