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The ALU Holiday Shop

Take the stress out of gift-giving and leave it to our book-loving team: we’ve got you covered with great books from independent Canadian publishers this holiday season. Scroll on down to find the perfect presents for everyone on your list and enjoy free shipping Canada-wide.

Award Winners

Don’t take our word for it: these books have some serious literary awards cred.

Books for Mom

Get her the unexpected with poetry, memoir, and essays.

Books for Dad

For the impossible to buy for; surefire literary winners.

All Lit Up Press Picks for the Holidays

Press Picks for the

We asked 19 publishing houses what they’ll be giving this holiday season: tune in from November 13-24 and gift like the pros.

Books for Lit Lovers

From Bard references to meditations on writing to Kafka-esque collections to the Al Purdy
A-frame, these are books for the real literature lovers on your list.

Indigenous Reads

Give a novel or play by an Indigenous writer this season.

Stunning Art Books

We know, we know; you’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover; but with these art-focused books, we can’t help it.
(And your giftee won’t be able to, either.)

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Perfect Picture Books

We can’t believe it took us this long to get to these perfect presents for the littles in your life.

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Make the Yuletide Gay

LGBTQ+ book picks for your loved ones.

Get Ready for Cozy Fest!

We’re bringing back Cozy Fest – an all-virtual, on-demand festival with authors of all stripes (pyjamas optional, but highly encouraged!). It all starts December 4.

Cozy Fest: An all-virtual, on-demand literary festival (that you can attend in your jammies). Only on All Lit Up.


Hair-raising thrillers and gripping mysteries.

Spec and Sci-Fi

For those who like their lit a little *out there*.

Poetry Picks

“It wouldn’t be the holidays without poetry” isn’t a saying, but it should be.

For the

Activists, unite with these socially-conscious reads.

For History Buffs

Historical fact and historical fiction for those who live in the past (in a good way!).