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A Portrait of Canada’s Parliament

By William McElligott
Edited by Lyette Fortin
Foreword by Adrienne Clarkson

 

A stunning visual exploration of Canada’s most recognized building accompanied by a comprehensive study of its history, in a coffee-table worthy volume.

The Centre Block, the iconic parliament building that has come to be Canada’s foremost representation, was closed in ... Read more

Acadian Driftwood

By Tyler LeBlanc

Winner, Evelyn Richardson Award for Non-Fiction and Democracy 250 Atlantic Book Award for Historical Writing
Finalist, Dartmouth Book Award for Non-Fiction, and the Margaret and John Savage Award for Best First Book (Non-fiction)
A Hill Times' 100 Best Books in 2020 Selection ... Read more

Bottoms Up

By Sheilah Roberts Lukins

In 1617, Lord Falkland’s colonists in Newfoundland were instructed to bring, among other things, 20 barrels of caske (ale), 90 bushels of malt, a malt mill, 4500 pounds of hops, 1 firkin of Aqua vitae, 1 firkin of canarie wine, and 1 firkin of methaglyne (mead). And so began ... Read more

Canadarm and Collaboration

By Elizabeth Howell, PhD
Foreword by David Williams, and M.D.

 

With interviews from Chris Hadfield and Marc Garneau, the tale of Canada’s involvement in international space exploration from the 1960s to the present day 

Canada is a small but mighty power in space exploration. After providing the Canadarm robotic arm for the space shuttle ... Read more

Fearless

Edited by Drew de Kergommeaux
Foreword by Arlene Dickinson

 

Advice and guidance for all entrepreneurs venturing out on their journey of brainstorm to breakthrough, Fearless is the essential manual for success for entrepreneurs in Canada

Canada is a nation built on the hard work and ingenuity of individuals bold enough to brave harsh ... Read more

Field Study

By Helen Humphreys

 

“[A] delightful mix of memoir and field study. ” — Publishers Weekly STARRED review

Award-winning and beloved author Helen Humphreys discovers her local herbarium and realizes we need to look for beauty in whatever nature we have left — no matter how diminished

Award-winning ... Read more

From Tolerance to Tyranny

By Erna Paris

One thousand years ago, a civilization existed in Spain that was famed throughout Europe. To the horror of the Christian rulers to the north, Jews, Christians, and Moors lived together in harmony — and in doing so they created one of the most extraordinary societies the West ... Read more

Game

By Joan Sullivan

The early 1970s marked the beginning of Newfoundland’s cultural renaissance. And in 1974, amidst the music, literature, and burgeoning patriotic pride, a young, upstart Reach for the Top team from Canada’s newest province had eliminated competitors from across the country, ... Read more

Hell's Flames to Heaven's Gate

By Jack Fitzgerald

From Newfoundland’s role as a sanctuary for the displaced immigrants of the Irish-Catholic diaspora to a Catholic Bishop’s plea to an English monarch, and from the stories of relics and cultural artifacts to the building of the magnificent Basilica-Cathedral of St. John ... Read more

Klondikers

By Tim Falconer

 

For readers of The Boys in the Boat and Against All Odds

Join a ragtag group of misfits from Dawson City as they scrap to become the 1905 Stanley Cup champions and cement hockey as Canada’s national pastime

An underdog hockey team traveled for three and a half weeks from Dawson ... Read more