In Review: The Week of September 19th

It’s been a busy week prepping for a busy weekend: we’ll be at both Word on the Street Toronto and WORD Vancouver this weekend! We hope to see many of you there but if you don’t live in the GTA or Vancouver, we’ve gathered some bookish news and a hilarious book recommendation for you right here. Have a great weekend!


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On the Blog

~ We got our party on with Lady Crawford, the latest collection of poetry from Julie Cameron, in this month’s Poetry in Motion~ We travelled to the rock in a special Newfoundland double-header Where in Canada~ As we turn our thoughts towards the upcoming holiday season, this month’s Read This Then That duo is making us feel a little bit better about our own families

Around the Web

~ Can we order an ALU reading cabin from this guy? Curbly shares the story of one man’s project to make a reading cabin in rural Vermont.~ The ‘sexy librarian’ is a common trope we’ve all seen play out on our TV screens countless times. Buzzfeed is determined to get to the truth and asked librarians to reveal their secrets in this list.~ The Oxford English Dictionary released their list of new entries this month, including ‘clickbait’ and ‘YOLO.’

What Else We’re Reading

ALU Marketing Manager Tanya just finished Jessi Klein’s You’ll Grow Out of It and had this to say:This collection of essays about growing up while being a girl that doesn’t necessarily fit into the modern mold of femininity is fantastic. It’s also hilarious: I actually laughed out loud on the subway several times. As the book progressed and Klein wrote about impending motherhood it made me think of Motherfumbler, a collection of essays by blogger Vicki Murphy (Breakwater Books). I feel like these two awesome ladies would have a lot to talk about.
* * *We’ll be at both Word on the Street Toronto (booth 434) and WORD Vancouver (Indie Publishers Tent) this Sunday, September 25th. Stop by, say hi, and check out our awesome selections of CanLit and ALU swag!!