Read the latest reviews for @ACCPubGroup's books! #newreleases #bookreviews

Offering a rare insight into how the flamboyantly-dressed performers behind the wigs, heels and make-up really feel on stage, Gregory Kramer’s book also features essays from men and women who’ve been working New York’s hard-to-please crowds for decades.
— Daily Mail
India’s multifaceted culture is on full display in this terrific design book, in which Indian expat Nandan (Tokyo Style File) collects 100 objects that serve as social and political touchstones of Indian culture.
— Publishers Weekly
Its 284 pages of detailed drawings, rich photography and insightful commentary all bear the imprint of the late architect…
— Houston Chronicle
In his recently released New York New York: A Visual Hymn, Koek documents all aspects of New York life from different angles. The shots depict everything from the Brooklyn Bridge to people on the subway to doctors performing surgery at a local hospital.
— Parade
Good design can transport us, taking us on a metaphorical journey. The Chicago-based interiors expert Tom Stringer has customized the concept: He literally transports himself around the world to gather the inspiration for great rooms. Travel is his paramount personal passion, as evidenced by An Adventurous Life: Global Interiors by Tom Stringer.
— Introspective Magazine (1st Dibs), March 12, 2018





The Best Books to Read During the #WorldCup! @FIFAWorldCup #fridayfeeling

Hockey is over. We're desperately trying to forget the raptors choking against #LeBronto. There are too many PGA tours to count.  We have a bit of time before Serena at Wimbledon. So, it's time to focus all our attention on FIFA World Cup, which finally started this week after four long years. (If you're going to start yelling at us about baseball, don't - it's too early in the season.)

To celebrate, we've compiled a list of books to read that will prepare you for a weekend of FIFA small talk that will inevitability happen. It goes without saying that you're not going to become an expert overnight, but these books will be just the thing to help you navigate an evening of food, friends and football.

Group A - Everything You Need To Know

The Unofficial Guide to the World Cup


Whether you're a first-time fan or you've been watching for years, this books is a mine of fascinating facts, interesting insights and tremendous trivia into the world of the football World Cup. It explores the tournament's history, its biggest successes, controversies and flops and looks forward to the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The World Cups' top teams and players are also profiled.

World Cup 2018: The Teams, the Stars, the Stories (World Soccer Legends)


Learn all about the 2018 World Cup!

Discover the tournament's brightest stars, including unstoppable scorers Messi, Neymar, and Ronaldo, promising newcomers like France's Mbappé, and the world's best goalkeeper, Neuer. Get the inside scoop on the teams heading to the showdown in Moscow―and why the Americans fell short. Here are the backstories to previous tournaments―from the first small Cup in Uruguay to the shocking French loss in 1996 to Germany's recent triumph in Brazil. Filled with World Cup records, player stats, and incredible action shots of on-field wizardry.

Soccernomics (2018 World Cup Edition): Why England Loses; Why Germany, Spain, and France Win; and Why One Day Japan, Iraq, and the United States Will Become Kings of the World's Most Popular Sport 


The 2018 World Cup edition of the international bestseller and "the most intelligent book ever written about soccer" (San Francisco Chronicle) is updated throughout and features new chapters on the FIFA scandal, why Iceland wins, and women's soccer.

Named one of the Best Books of the Year by the Guardian, Slate, Financial Times, Independent (UK), and Bloomberg News!

Written with an economist's brain and a soccer writer's skill, Soccernomics applies high-powered analytical tools to everyday soccer topics, looking at data and revealing counterintuitive truths about the world's most beloved game. It all adds up to a revolutionary new approach that has helped change the way the game is played.

This World Cup edition features ample new material, including fresh insights into FIFA's corruption, the surge in domestic violence during World Cups, and Western Europe's unprecedented dominance of global soccer.

Group B - Extra Reading

Stars of Women's Soccer: 2nd Edition (World Soccer Legends)

The greatest stars of international women's soccer today. 

One of the most anticipated sports events on the horizon is the 2019 Women’s World Cup, to be held from June 7 to July 7, in nine French cities, including Lyons, Nice, and Paris. With the last Women’s World Cup breaking records for worldwide viewership, here is required reading in advance of 2019: The World Soccer Legends series completely revised edition of Stars of Women’s Soccer, with 28 of the best female players from around the world. 

Discover tournament attendees from the world over, including longtime favorites and impressive newcomers, such as American goal-scoring machine Carli Lloyd; tall, Martinique-born defender Wendie Renard; and the razor-sharp Brazilian defender, Marta. 

Here is a compilation no fan can do without, filled with all-new photos of the women in action, updated stories that relate each player’s upbringing and unique talents, and callout boxes that distill essential information―including birthdate, flag, height, position, current team, international games, and goal tallies.

The Language of the Game: How to Understand Soccer


Soccer is not only the world's most popular sport; it's also one of the most widely shared forms of global culture. The Language of the Game is a passionate and engaging introduction to soccer's history, tactics, and human drama. Profiling soccer's full cast of characters--goalies and position players, referees and managers, commentators and fans--historian and soccer scholar Laurent Dubois describes how the game's low scores, relentless motion, and spectacular individual performances combine to turn each match into a unique and unpredictable story. He also shows how soccer's global reach makes it an unparalleled theater for nationalism, international conflict, and human interconnectedness.

Filled with perceptive insights and stories both legendary and little known, The Language of the Game is a rewarding read for anyone seeking to understand soccer better.

Inverting The Pyramid: The History of Soccer Tactics


"An outstanding work ... the [soccer] book of the decade." -Sunday Business Post

Inverting the Pyramid is a pioneering soccer book that chronicles the evolution of soccer tactics and the lives of the itinerant coaching geniuses who have spread their distinctive styles across the globe. 

Through Jonathan Wilson's brilliant historical detective work we learn how the South Americans shrugged off the British colonial order to add their own finesse to the game; how the Europeans harnessed individual technique and built it into a team structure; how the game once featured five forwards up front, while now a lone striker is not uncommon. 

Inverting the Pyramid provides a definitive understanding of the tactical genius of modern-day Barcelona, for the first time showing how their style of play developed from Dutch "Total Football," which itself was an evolution of the Scottish passing game invented by Queens Park in the 1870s and taken on by Tottenham Hotspur in the 1930s. Inverting the Pyramid has been called the "Big Daddy" (Zonal Marking) of soccer tactics books; it is essential for any coach, fan, player, or fantasy manager of the beautiful game

Group C - For the Kids

World Cup: An Action-Packed Look at Soccer's Biggest Competition


Soccer. No other sport in the world captivates a bigger audience--and no other competition electrifies its fans like the World Cup. Jam-packed with information about each and every World Cup ever played, this revised and updated edition of a Matt Christopher classic captures all the amazing highlights of soccer's most famous tournament.

Want to know who was behind the biggest surprise defeat of the 1950 World Cup? It's in here. Want to know which country has won the Women's World Cup more than any other? Just turn the page. Want to know more about the biggest triumphs and harshest defeats, all while feeling like you're on the field with the sports legends? Wondering what the term Total Football means? You'll find the answers here--along with much, much more.

Soccer Stars: Meet 40 game changers (40 Inspiring Icons) 


The greatest goals… The most spectacular saves… Meet the top 40 soccer stars of all time! Relive Ronaldo’s most memorable moments, learn about Messi’s legendary left foot, meet the youngest-ever World Cup goal scorer, Pelé, and see the some of the most spectacular saves in history. Every player is a winner in their own way, but who will you choose as your hero? Jam-packed full of fun footie facts about who each legend played for, how many goals they scored and the special skills they had, this is the perfect read for football fans all over the world.

The Day Dad Joined My Soccer Team


A soccer dad misunderstands when he hears that his son's team needs his help. Instead of taking care of halftime snacks, the dad grabs a jersey and runs onto the field to play! And what an embarrassment he is: he hogs the ball, complains about his teammates and throws a hairy fit when the referee doesn't call a play his way! Can the boy find a way to teach his dad how to be a good sport before he drives the whole team crazy?

Maureen Fergus, a Blue Spruce Award winner, has the perfect touch in crafting comic role-reversal stories. The boy gets to prove he knows more than his father --- always a hit --- but the two maintain a close and loving relationship throughout. The simple lines of Mike Lowery's art reflect the story's offbeat premise and child's point of view. With hilarious lessons on being a good sport, following the rules and having patience with others, this picture book could spark conversations about self-awareness and managing relationships. It also works for character education lessons on empathy, compassion and perseverance, and is a terrific resource for coaches of all kinds.

50 Things You Should Know About: Soccer

From world-class star players to dream teams and memorable matches, this comprehensive guide to football is packed with facts and information about the beautiful game. From the history of the game and how football has developed over time to the top leagues, clubs and international tournaments, this book pinpoints the players, games and teams that everyone should know. Starting with historical versions of football, right up to the modern game and the players of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, it covers all the best goals and the most famous matches. Facts about the top players, stadiums and managers are accompanied by up-to-date stats and action shots of the most popular players. Packed with facts, infographics and photos, this is the perfect book for any young football fans.



7 LGBTQ Books You Should Read this Pride Month from Independent Publishers Group! @ipgbooks #pride #books #loveislove

Part historical record and part family album, this book is a celebration of same-sex couples seizing the opportunity to honor their love through marriage, and of those who helped make their weddings possible. It's a collection of allies, those among us who've taken up the mantle of resistance and won, who are now living out their dreams and paving the way for others to follow. The photos of couples, their families and friends are alive with excitement, perfect illustrations of genuine joy. Each wedding industry professional featured shares the belief that marriage is a universal right, and all are fueled by a passion for helping same-sex couples create weddings that represent their authentic selves. Above all, Love is Love is an invitation—to celebrate, to be inspired, and to join those within in the formidable mission to redefine the traditional wedding.

This vital and inclusive history fleshes out the LGBTQ education readers have long been denied, bringing it to light and giving it the attention it deserves… A necessary purchase for collections that serve middle grade and teenage patrons.
— School Library Journal

A summary of the 250 best books for LGBTQ teens, written by experts on the subject and addressed to teen book buyers. Identifying titles that address the sensitive and important topics of coming out, being out, and the search for community, this catalog spotlights the best gay, lesbian, bi, transgender, and questioning books written for teens. The authors cover fiction of all kinds, as well as graphic novels and general nonfiction aimed at readers in middle school and high school, and include recent publications as well as classics that continue to be read and enjoyed by 21st-century teens. Information on how to find library programs, services, and additional resources for LGBTQ teens is also provided, making this a one-stop sourcebook for LGBTQ teens, their families, friends, and classmates, as well as teachers and librarians.

With beautifully rendered moments of Queer life, The Big Gay Alphabet Coloring Book offers over 50 pages of inked and framed line drawings and typography for folks of all ages, a tool for education and inspiration.
— Cristy C. Road, author and illustrator, Spit and Passion
Cheerful, busy illustrations expand the minimal text with the intriguing cast of definitely diverse churchgoers, charmingly including children who can’t sit still during church. An author’s note explains the story was inspired by the Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco. A humorous, upbeat look at a contemporary church community where all are welcome.
— Kirkus Reviews

A guide to National Trust locations whose histories have been influenced by the LGBTQ people who have lived within them, with a foreword by Sarah Waters

Both celebratory and reflective, this captivating guide sheds light on the LGBTQ heritage of many National Trust people and places. It commemorates figures such as Vita Sackville-West and her husband Harold Nicolson, owners of Sissinghurst Castle in Kent, but also delves into the lives of lesser-known individuals associated with Trust landscapes and collections, such as William Bankes, who fled from his home at Kingston Lacy to avoid prosecution for homosexuality, and lived abroad for the last 15 years of his life. From Smallhythe, Monk's House, and Nymans in the South East, to Kingston Lacy in the South West and Ickworth in East Anglia, the Trust is exploring places that have been shaped by the sexuality of their inhabitants, workers, owners, and guests. This guide brings to light turbulent stories of exile and tragedy, tales of loving relationships and family, and sometimes challenging histories of public front and private expression.

In Honeybee, Trista Mateer expertly exposes the intensity of first love. The longing. The ache. The end that seems to come even swifter than the beginning. The strangers you become—or always were. The way the things left unsaid haunt you for years afterward. If you’ve ever been unlucky enough to fall for somebody, you will undoubtedly find yourself reflected in Mateer’s spell-casting words. This is a collection that will beg you to be dogeared, coffee-stained, & shared.
— Amanda Lovelace, author, The Princess Saves Herself in This One, "10 Feminist Poets Who Will Leave You Stronger Than Before" POPSUGAR, June 2017



Check out the photos from the launch of @Lumberjanes #2: The Moon is Up at @AnotherStoryTO. Thank you @abramsbooks for making it happen! #lumberjanes #kidsbooks

Last month, Mariko Tamaki launched Lumberjanes: The Moon is Up at Another Story Bookshop. It was a full house, packed with kids and parents alike. Everyone was thrilled to see Mariko, and she was an absolute pro, happily answering any and all of the questions the kids (and parents) asked her.

See photos below!

This second volume in the middle-grade series maintains all of the best elements of both its prose predecessor and its comics roots, from its zippy signature argot (bons mots such as “Where the Roxane Gay are you going?”) to a diverse cast of characters . . . More feisty feminist fun.
— Kirkus Reviews



Songs For The Cold Of Heart By #EricDupoint, published by @BarakaBooks & @IPGbooknews, is getting rave reviews! #qcfiction #canlit

[R]ich, vibrant, memorable prose [...] a saga well worth telling and retelling.
— Linda Thorlakson, Foreword Reviews
An epic, rambling, decades-spanning, vastly entertaining book. [...] If you read only one fiction book this year, make it this one. Five stars.
— James Fisher, The Miramichi Reader


Nuns that appear out of thin air, a dinner party at the Goebbels', Quebec's very own Margaret Thatcher, a grandma that just won't die (not until the archangel comes back)...Songs For The Cold Of Heart is a yarn to rival the best of them, a big fat whopper of a tall tale that bounces around from provincial Rivière-du-Loup in 1919 to Nagasaki, 1990s Berlin, Rome, and beyond. This is the novel of a century—long and glorious, stuffed full of parallels, repeating motifs, and unforgettable characters—with the passion and plotting of a modern-day Tosca.


Eric Dupont lives and works in Montreal. He is a past winner of Radio-Canada's "Combat des livres" (the equivalent of the CBC's Canada Reads contest), a finalist for the Prix littéraire France-Québec and the Prix des cinq continents, and a winner of the Prix des libraires and the Prix littéraire des collégiens. His fourth novel, La fiancée américaine, has sold over 60,000 copies in Quebec alone. Originally from Ireland, Peter McCambridge runs the Québec Reads website and the QC Fiction imprint. Life in the Court of Matane (also by Eric Dupont) was the first novel he chose for this collection and the book that made him want to become a literary translator in the first place. His translation of its first chapter won the 2012 John Dryden Translation Prize. Songs For The Cold Of Heart is his tenth book in translation.




The king of the humorous essay returns with a brand-new collection — his first in five years. Sedaris fans will find plenty of familiar delights: His misanthropic charms and wry wit are as delightful as ever, even if some of the subject matter has changed. From his new vacation home on the coast of North Carolina, he writes about the concerns of health and aging, treating us to a story about the persnickety doctor who refused to let him keep a noncancerous tumor that he’d planned to feed to a snapping turtle once removed. We can only assume that the audiobook version of Calypso will be the perfect travel companion during road trips and getaways this spring and beyond.
— Maris Kreizman, New York Magazine
It seemed that this entrancing collection of essays, and my fascination with its author, had sucked me into some nerdy netherworld where real life becomes weirder and funnier and darker and bleaker than, well, real life...The brilliance of David Sedaris’s writing is that his very essence, his aura, seeps through the pages of his books like an intoxicating cloud.
— Alan Cumming, New York Times Book Review
Sedaris collects 21 essays largely about family bonds and getting older in this hilarious yet tender volume...The author’s fans and newcomers alike will be richly rewarded by this sidesplitting collection.
— Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Sedaris hasn’t lost his capacity for bemused observations of the people he encounters...But bad news has sharpened the author’s humor, and this book is defined by a persistent, engaging bafflement over how seriously or unseriously to take life when it’s increasingly filled with Trump and funerals. Sedaris at his darkest—and his best.
— Kirkus (starred review)
Age and family occupy beloved humorist Sedaris’s latest collection of essays. His observations feel sharper and often darker than in previous collections, as he ponders the inevitable breakdown of the human body, the shame attendant with illness and age, the nature of addiction, and the eccentricities of his family. Though middle age may have made his shades of gray blacker, the wit and incisiveness that make Sedaris much-adored remain.
— Lauren Hubbard, Harper's Bazaar

David Sedaris returns with his most deeply personal and darkly hilarious book.

If you’ve ever laughed your way through David Sedaris’s cheerfully misanthropic stories, you might think you know what you’re getting with Calypso. You’d be wrong.

When he buys a beach house on the Carolina coast, Sedaris envisions long, relaxing vacations spent playing board games and lounging in the sun with those he loves most. And life at the Sea Section, as he names the vacation home, is exactly as idyllic as he imagined, except for one tiny, vexing realization: it’s impossible to take a vacation from yourself.

With Calypso, Sedaris sets his formidable powers of observation toward middle age and mortality. Make no mistake: these stories are very, very funny–it’s a book that can make you laugh ’til you snort, the way only family can. Sedaris’s powers of observation have never been sharper, and his ability to shock readers into laughter unparalleled. But much of the comedy here is born out of that vertiginous moment when your own body betrays you and you realize that the story of your life is made up of more past than future.

This is beach reading for people who detest beaches, required reading for those who loathe small talk and love a good tumor joke. Calypso is simultaneously Sedaris’s darkest and warmest book yet–and it just might be his very best.




Join poets Iain S. Thomas and Trista Mateer as they take the stage to read from from I Wrote This For You: 2007 – 2017 and Honeybee. Following their performances, local artists will be invited on-stage to share their own poetry.

Open Mic Guidelines:

  • Local artist sign-up sheet will be available in store starting at 9am on the day of the event
  • Each artist will have 2-3 minutes onstage
  • Each artist will be provided with a microphone and speakers; additional equipment is not recommended



Bookstore Highlight - Vancouver Special @van_special #bookstore #canada

Have we told you yet how much we're obsessed with Vancouver Special?  When it opened in April 2008, we couldn't believe there was finally a store devoted to high quality and AFFORDABLE (!!!!) Scandinavian and Japanese design. It is a mini sanctuary just on the edge of Vancouver's bustling downtown core. They offer an incredible selection of contemporary furniture, sofas, design objects, household accessories, and art and architecture books. Please check it out if you're in Vancouver. You will not be disappointed.




New Release: Hideouts–Grand Vacations in Tiny Getaways @GestaltenNews #hideouts


About This Book

The way we travel has changed. We no longer want a generic, one-size-fits-all vacation: We want to explore on our own terms and immerse ourselves in local culture. Simply witnessing nature is no longer enough—we want to live in it. A fusion of glamour and camping, Hideouts will guide you to experience the most awe-inspiring locales around the world. Across the globe, you’ll find incredible destinations, each offering their own unique advantages. You can wake up in a yurt on a mountain top, reside in the forest canopy in a treehouse, or take in incredible panoramic views in an eco-lodge—and that’s just to name a few. Explore the most amazing glamping destinations in our new title Hideouts.



New Spring Release: Rebel with a Cupcake @KidsCanPress


Written by Anna Mainwaring


Jesobel Jones is bold and brash, the daughter of a hand model and a washed-up rock star. Jess sees no need to apologize for her rambling house, her imperfect family, her single status ... or her weight. Jess is who she is. She makes her own cupcakes and she eats them, too. No regrets. That is, until Own Clothes Day rolls around at school. Jess and her friends dedicate the requisite hours of planning to their outfits, their hair and their makeup for the one day they are free from school uniforms. But a wardrobe malfunction leaves Jess with a pair of leggings split open at the worst spot, and a mean girl calling her the one thing that's never bothered her before: fat. The encounter shakes Jess's formerly iron-clad confidence, and she starts to wonder if she's been just a little too comfortable in her own skin. When the boy of her dreams invites her to a party, she must decide whether to try to fit in for the first time in her life, or remain true to herself --- whoever that really is. Debut author Anna Mainwaring is a teacher by day, and her understanding of teenage life shines through on every page. This book is laugh-out-loud funny, and captures teen girl life with all its ironies and contradictions. Rebel with a Cupcake also explores important questions around body image, fat shaming and self-confidence.


For a contemporary, enjoyable, and relatable novel for all teens, this one is a must-read.
— School Library Journal, February 2018
Mainwaring has an ear for dialogue and a terrific sense of humor that shines through every page while lending the unique characters a great deal of dignity.
— Booklist, January 2018
Hilarious and heartfelt.
— Kirkus Reviews, February 2018


Bookstore Highlight - The Royal Museum Shop in Victoria, BC @RoyalBCMuseum #museum #shop

The Royal Museum Shop, located within the Royal BC Museum in Victoria, BC, offers an eclectic selection of finely curated gifts, books, jewelry, toys, and art. The store and the museum are both a must-visit if you're in the area. 

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit, in its 53rd year organized by the Natural History Museum in London, just recently finished, but there's still plenty to see. Founded in 1886, the museum has collected and preserved the province’s most significant artifacts and specimens for visitors to explore. 

For more information visit, and be sure to pick up of your copy of Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Portfolio 27 (978-0565094157). Photos below!


675 Belleville Street, Victoria, BC, V8W 9W2
Phone: 250-356-0505


New this Week: Must-Read Kids Books!

May 1st has brought with it beautiful sunny days (hurray!), as well as these charming new children's books! Take a peek through the slides below to see some of these new, must-read titles!

  • The Bagel King by Andrew Larsen (Kids Can Press; ISBN: 9781771385749) More info HERE.
  • Jack and the Geniuses: Lost in the Jungle by Bill Nye (the science guy) and Gregory Mone (Amulet Books; ISBN: 9781419728679) More info HERE.
  • Stack the Cats by Susie Ghahremani (Abrams Appleseed; ISBN: 9781419727061) More info HERE.
  • Plantopedia by Adrienne Barman (Quarto; ISBN: 9781786031396) More info HERE.
  • Hazelnut Days by Emmanuel Bourdier, Zaü (IPG; ISBN: 9789888341542) More info HERE
  • Marwan's Journey by Patricia de Arias (IPG; ISBN: 9789888341559) More info HERE.



A look into how photographer Slim Aarons became the unlikely inspiration for Wedding Crashers

"Clothes in Film" is a series of articles in Interview Magazine which "explore iconic looks from film and television that have stayed in our minds years after they first hit the silver screen".


The piece focuses on an interview with Wedding Crashers costume designer Denise Wingate and explores "how she channeled [Slim Aaron's] ritzy prints into the creation of a whopping eight weddings worth of costumes". Aaron's photos of "upscale, West Palm Beach" lifestyles inspired Denise, as she "wanted this movie to be very classic, so if you watched it ten or 15 years after it was made it would still look contemporary."

Slim Aarons (1916–2006) was among his generation’s most influential photographers, and is best known for his photographs of socialites and celebrities. His work appeared often in Life and Town & Country and has been the subject of several books.

Interested in seeing some of Slim's work that inspired Denise and the lavish and endlessly contemporary wardrobe from Wedding Crashers? Check out these stunning Slim Aarons photography collections from Abrams Books:



Slim Aarons: Once Upon a Time

"This luxurious book is the ultimate insider's view of the lifestyles of the wealthy, privileged, and powerful."

More info HERE.







Slim Aarons: A Place in the Sun

"A Place in the Sun is that special glimpse of privilege under a bright and beaming sky, whether on sandy shore, snowy slope, or elegant home where cares are few."

More info HERE.





Poolside with Slim Aarons

"From the Caribbean to Italy and Mexico to Monaco, Poolside with Slim Aarons whisks the reader away to an exclusive club where taste, style, luxury, and grandeur prevail."

More info HERE.





Slim Aarons: La Dolce Vida

"From breathtaking aerials of the Sicilian countryside to intimate portraits of celebrities and high society taken in magnificent villas, Slim Aarons: La Dolce Vita captures the essence of “the good life.”"

More info HERE.






Slim Aarons: Women

"Showcasing beautiful women at their most glamorous in some of the most dazzling locations across the globe, Slim Aarons: Women is a fresh look at the acclaimed photographer through the muses who inspired his most incredible photographs."

More info HERE.



We've rounded up some of the hottest titles publishing this April, and there's something for every kind of reader! #NewRelease

We've rounded up some of the hottest titles publishing this April, and there's something for every kind of reader!
See something you like? Jump to the list of titles below to learn more!

Japan: The Cookbook by Nancy Singleton Hachisu (Phaidon Press, On Sale: April 6, 2018, $59.95 CAD)
* More info here

Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence by Ajay Agrawl, Joshua Gans, & Avi Goldfarb (Harvard Business Review, On Sale: April 17, 2018, $38.99 CAD)
* More info here!

My First Book of Lacrosse: A Rookie Book by the Editors of Sports Illustrated Kids (Time Inc., On Sale: April 17, 2018, $13.99 CAD)
* More info here

The Wes Anderson Collection: Isle of Dogs by Lauren Wilford (Abrams Books, On Sale: April 24, 2018, $44.00 CAD)
* More info here!

Craft the Rainbow: 40 Colorful Paper Projects from the House that Lars Built by Brittany Watson Jepsen (Abrams Books, On Sale: April 24, 2018, $37.99 CAD)
* More info here!

Hoop Dreams: Modern Hand Embroidery by Cristin Morgan (Abrams Books, On Sale: April 24, 2018, $31.99 CAD)
* More info here!

With My Daddy: A Book of Love and Family by Jo Witek (Abrams Kids, On Sale: April 24, 2018, $21.99 CAD)
* More info here!

The World of Apartamento: Ten Years of Everyday Life Interiors by Omar Sosa, Nacho Alegre, & Marco Velardi (Abrams Books, On Sale: April 24, 2018, $75.00 CAD)
* More info here!

CatStronauts: Robot Rescue by Drew Brockington (LBYR, On Sale: April 24, 2018, $11.99 CAD)
* More info here!

The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza (Grand Central, On Sale: April 24, 2018, $10.49 CAD)
* More info here!



The finalists for the 2018 Hugo Awards have been announced! Follow the link below to see which books have been nominated for science fiction's most prestigious awards! @HBGCanada, @orbitbooks

The finalists for the Hugo Awards-- science fiction's most prestigious award-- have been announced, and Orbit Books are dominating the Best Novel category! 

Orbit_Hugo Finalists.jpg

Orbit has claimed an impressive four of the six finalist spots for the Hugo Best Novel Award! Their nominees include:

  • New York 2140, by Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit)
  • Provenance, by Ann Leckie (Orbit)
  • Six Wakes, by Mur Lafferty (Orbit)
  • The Stone Sky, by N.K. Jemisin (Orbit)

Another HBG title from their PublicAffairs imprint has also landed a Hugo nomination in the Best Related Work category for: 

  • Crash Override: How Gamergate (Nearly) Destroyed My Life, and How We Can Win the Fight Against Online Hate, by Zoë Quinn (PublicAffairs)

A HUGE congratulations to all finalists!

Check out the full list of 2018's Hugo Award Finalists HERE.



Publisher Spotlight: Orenda Books

   The Man Who Died   9781910633847

The Man Who Died

[A] relentlessly funny crime novel.
— Publishers Weekly **Starred Review**
This one is a winner right from the first sentence. [...] An offbeat jewel.
— Booklist **Starred review**
A tightly paced Scandinavian thriller with a wicked sense of humor and a bumbling ne’er -do-well at its center.
— Foreword Reviews

A successful entrepreneur in the mushroom industry, Jaakko Kaunismaa is a man in his prime. At just 37 years of age, he is shocked when his doctor tells him that he's dying. What is more, the cause is discovered to be prolonged exposure to toxins; in other words, someone has slowly but surely been poisoning him. Determined to find out who wants him dead, Jaakko embarks on a suspenseful roller-coaster journey full of unusual characters, bizarre situations and unexpected twists. With a nod to Fargo and the best elements of the Scandinavian noir tradition, The Man Who Died is a page-turning thriller brimming with the blackest comedy, marking a stunning new departure for the King of Helsinki Noir.

I’ve read the French original edition of We Were the Salt of The Sea and loved that book; probably the best French-Quebecois novel I’ve read in the past 10 years. It’s that good!
— Jacques Filippi

As Montrealer Catherine Day sets foot in a remote fishing village and starts asking around about her birth mother, the body of a woman is dredged up in a fisherman's nets. Not just any woman, though: Marie Garant, an elusive, nomadic sailor and unbridled beauty who once tied many a man's heart in knots. Detective Sergeant Joaquin Morales, newly drafted to the area from the suburbs of Montreal, barely has time to unpack his suitcase before he's thrown into the deep end of the investigation. On Quebec's outlying Gaspé Peninsula, the truth can be slippery, especially down on the fishermen's wharves. Interviews drift into idle chit-chat, evidence floats off with the tide, and the truth lingers in murky waters. It's enough to make DS Morales reach straight for a large whisky.

   Wolves in the Dark   9781910633724

Wolves in the Dark

[S]tellar [...] Staalesen does a masterful job of exposing the worst of Norwegian society.
— Publishers Weekly **Starred review**
Mr. Staalesen’s latest—ably translated by Don Bartlett —employs Chandleresque similes with a Nordic twist.
— The Wall Street Journal

Reeling from the death of his great love, Karin, Varg Veum's life has descended into a self-destructive spiral of alcohol, lust, grief and blackouts. When traces of child pornography are found on his computer, he's accused of being part of a pedophile ring and thrown into a prison cell. There, he struggles to sift through his past to work out who is responsible for planting the material, and who is seeking the ultimate revenge. When a chance to escape presents itself, Varg finds himself on the run in his hometown of Bergen. With the clock ticking and the police on his tail, Varg takes on his hardest and most personal case yet. Chilling, shocking, and exceptionally gripping, Wolves in the Dark reaffirms Gunnar Staalesen's position as one of the world's foremost thriller writers.

   Snare   9781910633847


A taut, gritty, thoroughly absorbing journey into Reykjavik’s underworld.
— Booklist
Thriller of the year.
— New York Journal of Books

After a messy divorce, attractive young mother Sonia is struggling to provide for herself and keep custody of her son. With her back to the wall, she resorts to smuggling cocaine into Iceland, and finds herself caught up in a ruthless criminal world. As she desperately looks for a way out of trouble, she must pit her wits against her nemesis, Bragi: a customs officer, whose years of experience frustrate her new and evermore daring strategies.Things become even more complicated when Sonia embarks on a relationship with a woman, Agla. Once a high-level bank executive, Agla is currently being prosecuted in the aftermath the Icelandic financial crash. Set in a Reykjavík still covered in the dust of the Eyjafjallajökull volcanic eruption, and with a dark, fast-paced plot and intriguing characters, Snare is an outstandingly original and sexy Nordic crime thriller.



Check out Sally Field's Stunning Book Cover for her new memoir IN PIECES published by GCP.

On September 18th, award-winning actor Sally Field will release her first memoir In Pieces (9781538763025) published by Grand Central Publishing. 


From the Press Release: 

In Pieces is an extraordinary memoir by one of the most celebrated, beloved, and enduring actors of our time, Sally Field, whose vivacious, infectious charm captivated a nation beginning with her first role as ‘Gidget’ at the age of seventeen.  Field – who has never extensively discussed her private life — has been writing this memoir for more than five years.

Of writing the book, Sally Field said, “IN PIECES is about the little girl that I was, about the teenager who backed into becoming a celebrity, and about the craft that taught me to stand on my feet, a craft that helped me find my way out of a complicated childhood.”

Of the acquisition, Ben Sevier, SVP and Publisher of GCP, said, “In Sally Field’s powerful memoir, her millions of fans will find the intimate, honest, inspiring story of an American icon. Grand Central is honored to be publishing this important book.”



New Spring Release: The Great Outdoors

The Great Outdoors

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There’s a hunger that thrives outside. Gestalten's new book The Great Outdoors is packed with 120 recipes from Markus Sämmer, a chef and outdoorsman whose time in a Volkwagen van was filled with tasty meals and on-the-go snacks. Browse the book to find a new favorite campfire classic.

Watch a preview of The Great Outdoors on!