9780714878010 // $195 CDN

9780714878010 // $195 CDN


  • Created in close collaboration with Rihanna

  • Includes exclusive, unpublished content, including ephemera from Rihanna’s childhood and personal Polaroids

  • With over 1,000 images-many published for the first time-7 gatefolds, and 11 special inserts, including 9 bound-in booklets, a die-cut tip-in sheet, a doublesided removable poster, and a sleek black carrying case

  • Major national and international PR campaign with confirmed coverage by global media

  • The New York Times announced in January 2019 that Rihanna has teamed up with LVMH to launch a fashion-lifestyle brand, “making her the first female designer of color at the largest luxury conglomerate in the world.”


Rihanna invites you into her world with this stunning visual autobiography.

From her Barbados childhood to her worldwide tours, from iconic fashion moments to private time with friends and family, the book showcases intimate photographs of her life as an artist, performer, designer, and entrepreneur. Many of these images have never before been published.

This large-format edition is 504 pages with 1,050 color images on 3 paper stocks and 7 single- and double-page gatefolds, 9 bound-in booklets, 1 tip-in sheet, and a double-sided, removable poster.


Rihanna (b. 1988, Barbados) is a nine-time Grammy Award–winning recording artist, songwriter, actress, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. She has sold 60 million albums and 215 million digital tracks worldwide, making her the top-selling digital artist of all time. Rihanna launched her beauty line Fenty Beauty in 2017, her lingerie line Savage X Fenty in 2018, and most recently her luxury fashion line FENTY in 2019.



Treat yo self with these new wellness titles from Manda's publishers!

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Find Your Glow, Feed Your Soul

This a–z of self-care is a great gift for a loved one who needs a boost after a hard day (yourself included), Find Your Glow, Feed Your Soul takes you through the alphabet of cultivating purpose, inner peace, and joy in your life.

Read more here!


How to Balance Your Life

Balancing your life is essential to your well-being, and by applying a few simple concepts you will live your life at a pace that is comfortable and ultimately rewarding. With practical tips on everything from managing everyday stress to finding a work-life balance that is right for you.

Read more here!


How to Land on Your Feet: Life Lessons From My Cat

Take it from artist Jamie Shelman’s wry and furry felines: Cats work reasonable hours (zero), love wisely (from a distance), and live boldly (until someone starts vacuuming). Don't go without these 100 sage lessons:

- Be especially attentive to the one person who doesn’t like you.

- Get away with murder by looking cute.

- Ignore anyone who doesn't worship you.

Read more here!


Eat. Play. Love.

Life Lessons From My Dog

Whoever coined the phrase “a dog’s life” should’ve tried the lifestyle first! What’s not to love when every meal is a feast, every errand is an adventure, and every day, you wake up to see your very favorite person?

Let artist Emma Block’s adorable pooches win you over with 100 heartwarming life lessons, like:

- You are never too old to play.

- Don’t be afraid to get messy.

- Overcome fear with love

Read more here!


Find Your Mantra

Be mindful and present in your daily life with these 75 uplifting messages, organized by theme. Founder of MantraBand Aysel Gunar provides an inspiring introduction on the importance of positive, meaningful mantras in your life.

Whether your focus is peace, love, happiness, strength, or your journey—you'll find the perfect mantra for every day of your life.

Read more here!


The More or Less Definitive Guide to Self-Care

The More or Less Definitive Guide to Self-Care is here to help you exist in the world. Borges gathers over 200 tips, activities, and stories (from experts and everyday people alike) into an A-to-Z list—from asking for help and burning negative thoughts to the importance of touch and catching some Zzz’s. Make any day a little more OK with new skills in your self-care toolkit—and energy to show up for yourself.

Read more here!


Breathe, Empower, Achieve

For so many women, “work–life balance” is a myth. And when you’re already juggling a career, personal life, family, a smidgen of self-care, and the occasional need to sleep—“mindfulness” can sound like just another thing to do.

But if you take five minutes for mindfulness now and then, it may not only save your sanity—but also springboard your success. If you think you don’t have time for mindfulness, this book is definitely for you.

Read more here!

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Plant-Based Beauty

Plant-based beauty is part of a growing global movement that is not just about the food we eat but the choices we make when it comes to what we wear and the beauty products we use. We are more aware than ever that our personal actions have an effect both on our own levels of wellness and the health of the world around us.

Plant-Based Beauty is a practical companion to your daily routine, helping you to truly understand the ingredients you are putting on your skin and replacing them with self-care rituals to look forward to.

Read more here!

Pssst! If you’re interested in reviewing any of these titles, contact our publicist, Rachel Wehniainen at



Greta (Thunberg) and the Giants - New Picture Book Releasing November 2019



On Friday, September 27, 2019 millions of Canadians joined Greta Thunberg on the streets to demand climate justice! 🌎 We’re thrilled to announce Quarto Kids will be releasing the first fictionalized picture book for young readers inspired by the Greta’s story of global climate activism. Greta and the Giants will publish on 19 November 2019. It tells the story of a little girl who lives in a beautiful forest threatened by Giants until there is hardly any forest left. The animals beg her to do something. But how can one little girl be heard when the giants seem so powerful?

Told as an allegory, an additional section at the back includes information about Greta Thunberg's life, how readers can help her in her fight against the giants, as well as notes for teachers and parents.

Written by Zoe Tucker and illustrated by Zoë Persico, this book has an important message about caring for our planet. It’s printed on 100% recycled paper and when you buy a copy, you will be making a donation of 3% of the cover price to Greta Thunberg endorsed charities; Greenpeace in the UK and in the US,. ♻️

Greta Thunberg's team has approved the book and considers it "a valuable and interesting project".

For more information please contact one of our account representatives or visit

Pub date: November 19th 2019 | 9780711253773 | Ages 4–7 | CAN $23.99 | 100% recycled paper

Pub date: November 19th 2019 | 9780711253773 | Ages 4–7 | CAN $23.99 | 100% recycled paper


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Winner, Shadow Giller Prize

Winner, Prix des libraires du Québec

Winner, Prix des collégiens

Best Canadian Fiction of 2018 – Top 25 Books, CBC Books

A Globe and Mail Top 100 Favourite Book of 2018

A Canadian Fiction Bestseller

If the Americans have John Irving and the Colombians Gabriel García Márquez, we have Eric Dupont. And he’s every bit as good as them.
— Voir
The narrative spreads through time and space; the act of storytelling (taking in all forms of gossip, rumour and fabulation) is likened to the flow of lava or the contagion of smallpox. There’s no stopping the fiercely readable voice of this book once it gets going, no holding its incestuous proliferation of stories down. […] it’s a wonderful read, a testament to the continuing richness and vitality of the art of fiction.
— Toronto Star



Announcing the upcoming Canadian press tour for rising poetry star, Fariha Róisín

A poetry compilation recounting a woman’s journey from self-loathing to self-acceptance, confusion to clarity, and bitterness to forgiveness

Following in the footsteps of such category killers as Milk and Honey and Whiskey Words & a Shovel I, Fariha Róisín’s poetry book is a collection of her thoughts as a young, queer, Muslim femme navigating the difficulties of her intersectionality. Simultaneously, this compilation unpacks the contentious relationship that exists between Róisín and her mother, her platonic and romantic heartbreaks, and the cognitive dissonance felt as a result of being so divided among her broad spectrum of identities.



"When I first encountered Fariha’s writing, I let out a sigh of relief. Was it refreshing? Yes. But there was something more. Her words allow us to feel visible. Fariha’s writing has the power to heal and transform. She pulls you into her stories until you’re at the edge of your seat, emphatically rooting for her subjects."

Rupi Kuar


Fariha Róisín is an Australian-Canadian writer based in Brooklyn. Her writing often explores Muslim identity, race, pop culture, and film. It also examines the intersection of queerness and being a femme of color while navigating a white world.

*If you’re interested in reviewing this title, please contact our publicist, Rachel Wehniainen at

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For all those of you in Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver, be sure to check out Fariha’s upcoming in-conversation events and signings!



The Terry Fox Fundraiser - THANK YOU!



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From all of us at Canadian Manda Group thank you so much for your donation. Thanks to your generosity, we were able to raise over $10,000 for cancer research as we participated in runs across the country. Your support means the world to us!

In 1981, Terry said, "Even if I don't finish, we need others to continue. It's got to keep going without me." Every day we are moving closer to his inspiring dream - a world free of cancer.

We truly appreciate your donation.

Canadian Manda Group

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For more information about The Terry Fox Foundation please visit




Manda's most anticipated food & drink titles coming to you this Fall!

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We’re thrilled to share with you the top cooking titles from our fabulous publishers to kick off the fall season! Celebrate the Great North with Canadian-inspired cuisine, wow friends and family with exotic dishes, or curl up with your favorite comfort classics with this list of stunning cookbooks.

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Taste The Wild

Experience nature with an adventure in the wilderness ... the breathtakingly beautiful pictures of Canadian forests provide the backdrop for recipes inspired by Canada's diverse landscapes and people.

Quarto Group, Sept 10, 2019.

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Beautiful Boards

Visually exciting and deliciously enticing, The BakerMama's snack boards move beyond (and include) classic cheese and charcuterie and are comprised of easy-to-find fresh and prepared foods, arranged in beautiful, artful, and whimsical ways.

Quarto Group, Sept 17, 2019.

Read more here »

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The Little Women Cookbook

Here at last is the first cookbook to celebrate the scrumptious and comforting foods that play a prominent role in Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel Little Women. If your family includes a Little Women fan, or if you yourself are one, with this book you can keep the magic and wonder of the beloved tale alive for years to come.

Quarto Group, Oct. 1, 2019.

Read more here »

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From the Oven to the Table

All of the recipes in this book can be cooked in one dish or pan. You simply prep the ingredients then pop them in the oven to roast while you get on with your life. From quick after-work suppers and light veggie meals to more substantial feasts to feed friends, these recipes are packed with full-on flavor.

Octopus Books, Oct. 1, 2019.

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Olives, Lemons & Za’atar

Tangy lemony tabbouleh, smoky, rich baba ghanouj, beautifully spiced lamb shank...the recipes in Olives, Lemons & Za''atar provide something irresistible for every occasion. These dishes represent the flavors of Rawia''s Middle Eastern childhood with recipes copied faithfully from family cookbooks, and then developed with a creative flourish of her own.

Kyle Books, Sept. 3, 2019.

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Wok On

This modern collection of recipes, from dumplings and curries to stir-fries, is simple enough for every day and every cook. Each dish can be made in 30 minutes or less and has been created with nutrition, taste and affordability in mind.

Kyle Books, Oct. 1, 2019.

Read more here »

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The World Atlas of Wine, 8th Edition

Few wine books can be called classic, but the first edition of The World Atlas of Wine made publishing history when it appeared in 1971. It is recognized by critics as the essential and most authoritative wine reference work available. This eighth edition will bring readers, both old and new, up to date with the world of wine.

Octopus Books, Oct. 1, 2019.

Read more here »

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The Forest Feast Travels

Gleeson transports readers to Europe, with recipes inspired by her exploration of the cultures and cuisines of France, Portugal, Spain, and Italy during an extended family trip. Reimagining the flavors and signature dishes of this part of the Mediterranean, Gleeson presents 100 vegetarian recipes for creating effortless, unforgettable meals.

Abrams Books, Sept. 17, 2019.

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Where I Come From

In this memoir, Sanchez delves into his formative years with remarkable candor, injecting his story with adrenaline and revealing how he fell in love with cooking and started a career in the fast-paced culinary world. Sanchez shares the invaluable lessons he learned from his upbringing and his training and offers an intimate look into the chaotic and untraditional life of a professional chef and television personality.

Abrams Books, Oct. 1, 2019.

Read more here »


Rustic French Cooking Made Easy

Leave haute cuisine to fussy French restaurants, and dive into simple, comforting classics. Ontario author, Audrey Le Goff, founder of the blog Pardon Your French, dispels the myth that real French cooking is tricky and complicated. Home cooks interested in the popular French approach to cooking for health and happiness, will delight in these authentic, approachable recipes, while devoted French cooking fans will discover delicious staples rarely tasted outside of the French family kitchen.

Page Street Publishing, Oct. 8, 2019.

Read more here »

Pssst! If you’re looking to review any of these titles, please contact our Publicist, Rachel Wehniainen at



Recipe Feature: Southern Fun Noodles from The Peached Tortilla + GIVEAWAY

Try Eric Silverstein’s mouth-watering family recipe for chow fun with a Southern kick!

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Southern Fun Noodles

Serves 4

Chow fun is one of the dishes that defined my childhood. It was my favorite growing up, and whenever my mom told me chow fun was for dinner, my eyes would light up. Nowadays, when I go home to Las Vegas—where my parents currently live—for Thanksgiving or Christmas, it’s the first thing waiting for me at the dinner table when I walk in the door.

My mom’s chow fun is a little different than the dish we serve at the restaurant. I would call hers a more traditional version. It’s also a little lower in sodium. In more recent years, my mom has cooked with less oyster sauce and soy sauce. Personally, I’m okay with using those ingredients. I’m not one to walk away from MSG. I eat because I enjoy eating and I enjoy food. If I’m going to take the time to make a dish, I want it to be flavorful and robust.

While our rendition of chow fun, called Southern Fun, uses a lot of the traditional ingredients—garlic, ginger, onions, bean sprouts, and ho fun rice noodles—we tweak the dish just enough to make it distinctive and ours. In true Austin fashion, we use brisket as the protein component in the dish. For typical chow fun, you’re looking at some form of low-cut red meat thinly sliced and marinated in a little bit of soy, sugar, cornstarch, white pepper, and Chinese cooking wine.

I really think, however, that our secret is in the sauce. We use a blend of regular soy, chili-garlic sauce, sweet soy, and oyster sauce. Sweet soy is one of the most magical Asian ingredients I have ever cooked with. It almost has the consistency of molasses, with a licorice back-end taste to it. Sweet soy really lights up this dish, and contrasts perfectly with the regular soy (saltier than sweet soy) and the chili garlic (the spice counteracts the sweetness). Make sure your ratios are on point for this sauce, because it makes a difference.


2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1⁄2 tablespoon kosher salt

1⁄4 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper

1⁄2 teaspoon mustard powder

1⁄2 teaspoon chili powder

1⁄4 tablespoon garlic powder

1⁄4 tablespoon onion powder

1 tablespoon brown sugar


Mix together all the dry rub ingredients in a small bowl.


3 1⁄2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 (4-pound) piece of brisket, first cut (the flat, leaner portion of the brisket) (see Note)

1 yellow onion, quartered

3 cloves garlic

3 bay leaves

1 1⁄2 quarts beef broth


1. Preheat the oven to 325°F.

2. Drizzle 1⁄2 tablespoon of the oil over the brisket and then spread the dry rub over the brisket.

3. Place a Dutch oven or a heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat and add 2 tablespoons of the oil to coat the pan. Sear the brisket on both sides for 3–4 minutes on each side until it has a nice sear (the meat will be browned, but make sure you don’t char the outside). Remove the brisket and set it aside.

4. Reduce the heat to medium, add the remaining oil to coat the pan, then add the quartered onion and garlic cloves. Brown the onion and garlic cloves for 2–3 minutes, and then add the bay leaves. Turn off the heat.

5. Place the brisket back in the pot, with the fat cap facing up. Then add approximately 1 quart of the beef broth. The braising liquid should come halfway up the brisket. Depending on the size of the pot, you may need more or less braising liquid.

6. Cover the pan and braise the brisket at 325°F in the oven. After 2 hours, check the pan and see if additional beef broth needs to be added to ensure that the braising liquid is still halfway up the brisket.

7. Braise the brisket for an additional 2 1⁄4 hours. The brisket should be fork-tender when you take it out of the oven. Once the brisket is fork-tender, remove the brisket from the pot and strain the braising liquid. Discard the onions, garlic, and bay leaves. Using a large spoon, skim some of the liquid fat off the top of the strained braising liquid.

8. On a cutting board, chop the brisket while it is hot. If you are not serving the brisket immediately, pour a little of the braising liquid over the chopped brisket to keep it moist while it is refrigerated. Store the brisket in an airtight container in the fridge. The chopped brisket will keep for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.

Note This recipe will yield around 2 1⁄2 pounds of cooked brisket, more than the recipe for Southern Fun calls for. However, you can use the rest to make BBQ Brisket Tacos (page 74) or Brisket Grilled Cheese (page 81).


2 1⁄4 tablespoons light soy sauce

1 tablespoon Sweet Soy Sauce (see Asian Food Glossary, page 219)

2 1⁄4 tablespoons Oyster Sauce (see Asian Food Glossary, page 219)

3 1⁄4 tablespoons Chili Garlic Sauce (see Asian Food Glossary, page 219)


Whisk all the ingredients together.


1 tablespoon vegetable oil

2 teaspoons garlic, minced (from 2 cloves, peeled)

2 teaspoons ginger, minced (from about 1⁄4-inch knob, peeled)

3⁄4 cup yellow onion, sliced

1⁄2 pound Braised Brisket, chopped (recipe above)

1 1⁄2 pounds ho fun noodles (peeled) (see pages 12–13 for a description of how to prepare these noodles)

Pinch of white pepper

1 1⁄2 cups kale, chiffonade (or thinly shredded)

1 1⁄2 cups bean sprouts

3⁄4 cup green onions, thinly sliced

1⁄4 cup Fried Shallots

1⁄4 cup cilantro, whole leaves, for garnish

1. Heat a wok or a wide nonstick stir-fry pan over medium-low heat and add the oil. Wait for the oil to shimmer, and then add the garlic and ginger. If the garlic starts to brown too quickly, reduce the heat.

2. Once the garlic and ginger are fragrant after about 30 seconds, add the onion and stir-fry it until it becomes translucent. This should take another 45 seconds to a minute. Add the brisket and stir-fry for an additional minute.

3. Add the ho fun noodles to the brisket mixture in the pan and stir them in over medium-high heat. Make sure to constantly turn the noodles when you stir-fry them so they don’t stick to the bottom of the pan and burn. Don’t be overly aggressive with the noodles, however, or they will break.

4. Once the noodles have cooked for 1 minute, add the Southern Fun sauce to the pan. Add a pinch of white pepper. Continue to stir-fry the noodles for another 2 1⁄2–3 minutes.

5. Taste the noodles to make sure they are getting close to al dente. Add the kale and bean sprouts to the pan and stir-fry the noodles for another 30 seconds.

6. Take the noodles off the heat and plate them. Garnish the noodles with the green onions, fried shallots, and cilantro.

If your pan is not big enough, you may need to cook this dish in multiple rounds. That’s fine. You can always cut your ingredients in half and repeat the process.

Note: Ho fun noodles, which are sold fresh, need to be hand-peeled. Make sure to purchase noodles that are precut. If the noodles sit on the shelf for a while, you’ll need to heat the packet before you pull the noodles apart; otherwise it will be difficult to separate them. I recommend taking the noodles out of the package and microwaving them for 20 seconds to loosen them prior to peeling.

Recipe excerpted from The Peached Tortilla by Eric Silverstein; Sterling Publishing, 2019.



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Hot, new YA titles you won't want to miss this fall!

We are thrilled to share with you the newest crop of YA titles set to hit shelves this fall and winter!

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The (Other) F Word
Angie Manfredi

This dazzling collection of art, poetry, essays, and fashion tips is meant for people of all sizes who desire to be seen and heard in a culture consumed by a narrow definition of beauty. By combining the talents of renowned fat YA and middle-grade authors, as well as fat influencers and creators, The (Other) F Word offers teen readers and activists of all ages a tool for navigating our world with confidence and courage.

Read more here »


The Last Human
Lee Bacon

Soon to be a major motion picture from the producers of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse! In a future when humans are believed to be extinct, what will one curious robot do when it finds a girl who needs its help? Humorous, action-packed, and poignant, The Last Human tells a story about friendship, technology, and challenging the status quo no matter the consequences.

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The Iron Will of Genie Lo
F.C. Yee

Genie Lo thought she was busy last year, juggling her academic career with protecting the Bay Area from demons. But now, as the Heaven-appointed Guardian of California, she’s responsible for the well-being of all yaoguai and spirits on Earth. Even the ones who interrupt her long-weekend visit to a prestigious college, bearing terrible news about a cosmos-threatening force of destruction in a nearby alternate dimension.

Read more here »


Village of Scoundrels
Margi Preus

Based on the true story of the French villagers in WWII who saved thousands of Jews, this novel tells how a group of young teenagers stood up for what is right. Among them is a young Jewish boy who learns to forge documents to save his mother and later goes on to save hundreds of lives with his forgery skills. There is also a girl who overcomes her fear to carry messages for the Resistance. And a boy who smuggles people into Switzerland.

Read more here »


Naomi Hughes

After an attack on earth, all reflective surfaces become weapons to release monsters, causing a planet-wide ban on mirrors. Despite the danger, the demand rises, and 17-year-old Marty Callahan becomes a distributor in an illegal mirror trade—until he’s caught by the mayor's son, whose slate is far from clean. Both of them are exiled for their crimes to one of the many abandoned cities overrun by fog. But they soon realize their thoughts influence their surroundings and their deepest fears begin to manifest.

Read more here »


Beyond the Shadowed Earth
Joanna Ruth Meyer

It has always been Eda’s dream to become empress, no matter the cost. Haunted by her ambition and selfishness, she’s convinced that the only way to achieve her goal is to barter with the gods. But all requests come with a price and Eda bargains away the soul of her best friend in exchange for the crown.

Read more here »


Resurrection Girls
Ava Morgyn

Olivia Foster hasn’t felt alive since her little brother drowned in the backyard pool three years ago. Then Kara Hallas moves in across the street with her mother and grandmother, and Olivia is immediately drawn to these three generations of women. Kara is particularly intoxicating, so much so that Olivia not only comes to accept Kara's morbid habit of writing to men on death row, she helps her do it. They sign their letters as the Resurrection Girls.

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Minor Prophets
Jimmy Cajoleas

Lee has always seen visions: cats that his mother promises aren’t really there, a homeless man who he’s convinced is out to get him, and three men who give him ominous warnings in the woods. His mother and his sister Murphy try to keep him grounded in the real world. But when his mother dies in a car accident and her horrible husband tries to adopt them, Lee and Murphy flee to their grandmother’s ranch, which they’ve only heard about in stories.

Read more here »


In the Hall with the Knife
Diana Peterfreund

When a storm strikes at Blackbrook Academy, an elite prep school nestled in the woods of Maine, a motley crew of students—including Beth “Peacock” Picach, Orchid McKee, Vaughn Green, Sam “Mustard” Maestor, Finn Plum, and Scarlet Mistry—are left stranded on campus with their headmaster.

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We Used to Be Friends
Amy Spalding

Two best friends grow up—and grow apart—in this innovative contemporary YA novel.

Told in dual timelines—half of the chapters moving forward in time and half moving backward—We Used to Be Friends explores the most traumatic breakup of all: that of childhood besties. Funny, honest, and full of heart, We Used to Be Friends tells of the pains of growing up and growing apart.

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Have a Little Faith in Me
Sonia Hartl

When CeCe’s born-again ex-boyfriend dumps her after they have sex, she follows him to Jesus camp in order to win him back. Problem: She knows nothing about Jesus. But her best friend Paul does. He accompanies CeCe to camp, and the plan—God’s or CeCe’s—goes immediately awry when her ex shows up with a new girlfriend, a True Believer at that.

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Woven in Moonlight
Isabel Ibanez

A lush tapestry of magic, romance, and revolución, drawing inspiration from Bolivian politics and history.

Ximena is the decoy Condesa, a stand-in for the last remaining Illustrian royal. Her people lost everything when the usurper, Atoc, used an ancient relic to summon ghosts and drive the Illustrians from La Ciudad. Now Ximena’s motivated by her insatiable thirst for revenge, and her rare ability to spin thread from moonlight.

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Night Spinner
Addie Thorley

Dark, romantic, and powerful, Night Spinner will sweep fans of Leigh Bardugo and S.Jae-Jones into a dangerous fantasy world loosely inspired by The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

Night Spinner follows a girl who was once one of the greatest warriors in the Sky King's army, but after losing control of her ability to wield the threads of darkness, she is imprisoned in a monastery. When offered a chance at reinstatement in exchange for catching a rebel, she eagerly accepts, only to discover that the tides of war have changed.

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The More or Less Definitive Guide to Self-Care
Anna Borges

The go-to guide for self-care—an A to Z, mental health–centric handbook from asking for help to catching some zzz’s.

Formerly at BuzzFeed, Borges helped popularize the self-care movement in the first place, and her book distills the “self-care internet” into an A to Z list with over 200 entries—from soul-searching prompts to simple pick-me-ups. Readers can tailor their own routines by choosing among Borges’s strategies, which cover four distinctive realms of self-care: physical, mental, social, and spiritual.

Read more here »

Pssst! If you’re a Canadian book blogger and are interested in reviewing any of these titles, contact our Publicist, Rachel Wehniainen at



WE THE CHAMPS!!! Raptors Commemorative Championship Book Available To Pre-Order Now!!! #WeTheNorth #WeTheChamps

WE THE CHAMPS: THE TORONTO RAPTORS' HISTORIC RUN TO THE 2019...By Alex Wong and Sean Woodley  Paperback | June 25, 2019 | 9781629376684


Paperback | June 25, 2019 | 9781629376684


This special commemorative Raptors championship book, written by pros @stevenlebron & @woodleyseann with a foreword by the legend Jack Armstrong, is available to pre-order now!!! Packed with expert analysis and dynamic photography, WE THE CHAMPS takes fans through the Raptors’ historic and unforgettable journey.


We The North. The slogan for the most successful era of Raptors’ basketball was elevated to a new level with the stunning off-season acquisition of superstar Kawhi Leonard. Finally breaking through after years of knocking on the door of the Eastern Conference, the Raptors made history and brought the first championship home to Toronto since the Blue Jays in 1993. From an intriguing new coaching hire in Nick Nurse, to the Leonard trade, to a mid season addition of Marc Gasol, the 2018-2019 season was one of changing the identity of the team, building chemistry, and leading to the franchise’s long-awaited first title. From making quick work of the Magic in the first round of the playoffs, to a Game 7 classic against the 76ers,to ripping off four straight wins versus the Bucks, the Raptors were destined to take down the defending champion Golden State Warriors on their way to becoming kings of the NBA.

Packed with expert analysis and dynamic color photography, We The Champs: The Toronto Raptors' Historic Run to the 2019 NBA Title takes fans through the Raptors’ historic and unforgettable journey, from Nurse and Leonard replacing Dwane Casey and DeMar DeRozan, to Pascal Siakam blossoming into a star, to Leonard’s unbelievable four-bounce Game 7 game-winner against the 76ers. This commemorative edition also includes in-depth profiles of Leonard, Kyle Lowry, Masai Ujiri, and other fan favourites who played key roles in Toronto’s extraordinary championship run.


Alex Wong is a freelance writer based in Toronto. He has followed the Toronto Raptors since their inception, and has covered and written about the NBA for various publications including The New Yorker, GQ, SLAM, New York Times, Yahoo Sports, The Atlantic and other places. Sean Woodley is a freelance writer and broadcaster based in Hamilton, Ontario. He has been covering the Raptors for SB Nation's Raptors HQ since 2015, is the host of the daily Locked On Raptors podcast, and is a regularly heard voice on TSN 1150 Radio in Hamilton. Above his office desk sits a framed photo of his favourite Toronto Raptor, Terrence Ross



Grand Opening: The Terrace @ Baby Point, June 15, 2019, 1pm, SummerFest


It’s finally happening! The unused space beside our building has been transformed into a beautiful new parkette. The parkette, officially called The Baby Point Terrace, was designed by Forest and Field Architecture and was generously funded by Baby Point Gates BIA, the City of Toronto BIA Office and Transportation Services. Come celebrate the launch of the parkette today, June 15th, during the annual Summer Fest Street Sale.

Hosted by the merchants of Baby Point Gates, the Summer Fest Street Sale is an free sidewalk festival that features, sales, live music, performers, delicious food, games and activities for the surrounding community. The festivities will run from 10 am to 5 pm, and the official ribbon-cutting ceremony is at 1pm.

The Baby Point Terrace stands as Baby Point Gates BIA’s 3rd parkette project and second from scratch build on a public boulevard during the BIA’s brief 10-year history. The Terrace project served as an opportunity to transform an unused and forgotten public space into a welcoming and useful amenity area that is open to all members of the community and passersby. Design elements throughout The Terrace have been leveraged from previous projects within the Baby Point Gates BIA. The repetition of these creative custom elements within the space celebrates the area’s history while contributing to the cohesive visual branding of the Baby Point Gates BIA.

The unveiling of Baby Point Terrace at Summer Fest is a celebration of the area’s rich history along with a recognition of impressive transformation that has led to the creation of an active and vibrant shopping district comprised of close to 100 merchants.

 For further information about the event, please visit or follow them on twitter, instagram and facebook.



Your Essential Pride Month Reading List #LGBTQIA+

Happy Pride! From old classics to current bestsellers, we’ve curated a list of #LGBTQIA+ reads to last you through Pride Month and the rest of the year.



Editor: Caitlyn McNeil


To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Pride Parade, this book offers inspiring words of wisdom on loving yourself as you truly are. 
These thoughtfully selected quotations are the perfect way to honor the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots and the first Pride parade. Taken from throughout history and from a variety of voices, they celebrate everything the LGBT community has achieved, looking at inclusivity across the board and reminding us that love is one of the world’s greatest powers.

Quotes include: 
“We, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths—that all of us are created equal—is the star that guides us still; just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall.” —Barack Obama
"I've never been interested in being invisible and erased." —Laverne Cox
"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment." —Ralph Waldo Emerson



by Harriet Dyer


As featured in The New York Times

A cleverly designed gift book playing on the 'periodic table' to celebrate all aspects of LGBTQ+ culture, in small, easy-to-digest sections. 
Celebrate the richness of modern queer culture and its vast history with this fascinating introduction to all the essential elements that helped sculpt the LGBTQ+ community up to the present day, including:

· the fascinating stories of queer pioneers like Marsha P. Johnson, celebrities, game-changers and unsung heroes alike

· the essential LGBTQ+ timeline of queer world history

· the biggest queer culture festivals and events in the world

· classic works of queer art, literature, music, TV and film.

This fabulous collection shines a light on the rich variety of elements to cheer about that form The Queeriodic Table.



by The New York Times


It began in New York City on June 28, 1969.
When police raided the Stonewall Inn—a bar in the Greenwich Village neighborhood, known as a safe haven for gay men—violent demonstrations and protests broke out in response. The Stonewall Riots, as they would come to be known, were the first spark in the wildfire that would become the LGBTQ rights revolution. Fifty years later, the LGBTQ community and its supporters continue to gather every June to commemorate this historic event.
Here, collected for the first time by The New York Times, is a powerful visual history of five decades of parades and protests of the LGBTQ rights movement. These photos, paired with descriptions of major events from each decade as well as selected reporting from The Times, showcase the victories, setbacks, and ongoing struggles for the LGBTQ community.



by Riyadh Khalaf


Riyadh Khalafis a presenter and YouTube creator and one of the internet generation's most prominent LGBT faces. His media career began at age 16 when he launched a pirate radio station from his bedroom. Since then he has presented and produced award-winning radio in Ireland and Australia. His BBC series Queer Britain aired on BBC1 and he has presented original online content for MTV UK, The Guardian, and RTÉ. Riyadh's YouTube channel has amassed over 350,000 subscribers. Originally from Dublin, he now lives in London.



by Kai Cheng Thom


At once a love letter and challenge to the traditional transgender memoir, Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars is a playful, surrealist dance through queer coming of age.

A haunted young girl (who happens to be a kung-fu expert and pathological liar) runsaway from an oppressive city, where the sky is always grey, in search of love and sisterhood--and finds herself in a magical place known only as the Street of Miracles.There, she is quickly adopted into a vigilante gang of glamorous warrior femmes called the Lipstick Lacerators, whose mission is to scour the Street of violent men and avenge murdered trans women everywhere. But when disaster strikes, can our intrepid heroine find the truth within herself in order to protect her new family and heal her broken heart?



by Lindsay Nixon


Lindsay Nixon is a Cree-Métis-Saulteaux curator, award-nominated editor, award-nominated writer, and McGill Art History PhD student. They currently hold the position of Editor-at-Large for Canadian Art. Nixon has previously edited mâmawi­-âcimowak, an independent art, art criticism, and literature journal, and their writing has appeared in Malahat Review, Room, GUTS, MICE, esse, Inuit Art Quarterly, Teen Vogue, and other publications. nîtisânak is their first book.



by Andrew Sean Greer


A struggling novelist travels the world to avoid an awkward wedding in this hilarious Pulitzer Prize-winning novel full of "arresting lyricism and beauty" (The New York Times Book Review).
National Bestseller
A New York Times Notable Book of 2017
Washington Post Top Ten Book of 2017
San Francisco Chronicle Top Ten Book of 2017
Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence, the Lambda Award, and the California Book Award

Who says you can't run away from your problems? You are a failed novelist about to turn fifty. A wedding invitation arrives in the mail: your boyfriend of the past nine years is engaged to someone else. You can't say yes--it would be too awkward--and you can't say no--it would look like defeat. On your desk are a series of invitations to half-baked literary events around the world.

QUESTION: How do you arrange to skip town?

ANSWER: You accept them all.

What would possibly go wrong? Arthur Less will almost fall in love in Paris, almost fall to his death in Berlin, barely escape to a Moroccan ski chalet from a Saharan sandstorm, accidentally book himself as the (only) writer-in-residence at a Christian Retreat Center in Southern India, and encounter, on a desert island in the Arabian Sea, the last person on Earth he wants to face. Somewhere in there: he will turn fifty. Through it all, there is his first love. And there is his last.

Because, despite all these mishaps, missteps, misunderstandings and mistakes, Less is, above all, a love story.

A scintillating satire of the American abroad, a rumination on time and the human heart, a bittersweet romance of chances lost, by an author The New York Times has hailed as "inspired, lyrical," "elegiac," "ingenious," as well as "too sappy by half," Less shows a writer at the peak of his talents raising the curtain on our shared human comedy.

"I could not love LESS more."--Ron Charles, The Washington Post

"Andrew Sean Greer's Less is excellent company. It's no less than bedazzling, bewitching and be-wonderful."--Christopher Buckley, The New York Times Book Review



by Amy Feltman


For fans ofWhat Belongs to Youby Garth Greenwell andThe Futuresby Anna Pitoniak, a soul-piercing debut that explores the intertwining of past and present, queerness, and coming of age in uncertain times.

Willa's darkness enters Hesper's light late one night in Brooklyn. Theirs is a whirlwind romance until Willa starts to know Hesper too well, to crawl into her hidden spaces, and Hesper shuts her out. She runs, following her fractured family back to her grandfather's hometown of Tbilisi, Georgia, looking for the origin story that he is no longer able to tell. But once in Tbilisi, cracks appear in her grandfather's history-and a massive flood is heading toward Georgia, threatening any hope for repair.

Meanwhile, heartbroken Willa is so desperate to leave New York that she joins a group trip for Jewish twentysomethings to visit Holocaust sites in Germany and Poland, hoping to override her emotional state. When it proves to be more fraught than home, she must come to terms with her past-the ancestral past, her romantic past, and the past that can lead her forward.

Told from alternating perspectives, and ending in the shadow of Trump's presidency, WILLA & HESPER is a deeply moving, cerebral, and timely debut.



by Chad Harbach


At Westish College, baseball star Henry Skrimshander seems destined for big league until a routine throw goes disastrously off course. In the aftermath of his error, the fates of five people are upended. Henry's fight against self-doubt threatens to ruin his future. College president Guert Affenlight has fallen unexpectedly and helplessly in love. Owen Dunne becomes caught up in a dangerous affair. Mike Schwartz realizes he has guided Henry's career at the expense of his own. And Pella Affenlight returns to Westish after escaping an ill-fated marriage, determined to start a new life.

As the season counts down to its climactic final game, these five are forced to confront their deepest hopes, anxieties, and secrets. Written with boundless intelligence and filled with the tenderness of youth, "The Art of Fieldingis mere baseball fiction the wayMoby Dickis just a fish story" (Nicholas Dawidoff). Itis an expansive, warmhearted novel about ambition and its limits, about family and friendship and love, and about commitment--to oneself and to others.



by John Glynn


An Entertainment Weekly Best Book of May 2019

A TIME Magazine Best Book of May 2019 

A Cosmopolitan Best Book of May 2019

An Oprah Magazine Best LGBTQ Book of 2019

A gripping portrait of life in a Montauk summer house--a debut memoir of first love, identity and self-discovery among a group of friends who became family.

They call Montauk the end of the world, a spit of land jutting into the Atlantic. The house was a ramshackle split-level set on a hill, and each summer thirty one people would sleep between its thin walls and shag carpets. Against the moonlight the house's octagonal roof resembled a bee's nest. It was dubbed The Hive.
In 2013, John Glynn joined the share house. Packing his duffel for that first Memorial Day Weekend, he prayed for clarity. At 27, he was crippled by an all-encompassing loneliness, a feeling he had carried in his heart for as long as he could remember. John didn't understand the loneliness. He just knew it was there. Like the moon gone dark.

OUT EAST is the portrait of a summer, of the Hive and the people who lived in it, and John's own reckoning with a half-formed sense of self. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, The Hive was a center of gravity, a port of call, a home. Friendships, conflicts, secrets and epiphanies blossomed within this tightly woven friend group and came to define how they would live out the rest of their twenties and beyond.
Blending the sand-strewn milieu of George Howe Colt's The Big House, the radiant aching of Olivia Liang's The Lonely City, OUT EAST is a keenly wrought story of love and transformation, longing and escape in our own contemporary moment.

"An unforgettable story told with feeling and humor and above all with the razor-sharp skill of a delicate and highly gifted writer." --Andre Aciman, New York Times bestselling author of Call Me by Your Name

"Out East is full of intimacy and hope and frustration and joy, an extraordinary tale of emotional awakening and lacerating ambivalence, a confession of self-doubt that becomes self-knowledge." --Andrew Solomon, National Book Award winner



by Rick R. Reed


Truman Reid is Summitville High’s most out-and-proud senior. He can't wait to take his fierce, uncompromising self away from his small Ohio River hometown, where he’s suffered more than his share of bullying. He’s looking forward to bright lights and a big city. Maybe he’ll be the first gender-fluid star to ever win an Academy Award. But all that changes on the first day of school when he locks eyes with the most gorgeous hunk he’s ever seen. Mike Stewart, big, dark-haired, and with the most amazing blue eyes, is new to town. He's quiet, manly, and has the sexy air of a lost soul. It’s almost love at first sight for Truman. He thinks that love could deepen when Mike becomes part of the stage crew for Harvey, the senior class play Truman's directing. But is Mike even gay? And how will it work when Truman's mother is falling for Mike’s dad? Plus Truman, never the norm, makes a daring and controversial choice for the production that has the whole town up in arms. See how it all plays out on a stage of love, laughter, tears, and sticking up for one’s essential self.



Adapter Kim Turrisi


An adaptation of Shaftesbury's award-winning, groundbreaking queer vampire web series of the same name, Carmilla mixes the camp of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the snark of Veronica Mars, and the mysterious atmosphere of Welcome to Nightvale.

Newly escaped from the stifling boredom of a small town, college freshman Laura is ready to make the most of her first year at Silas University. But when her roommate, Betty, vanishes and a sarcastic, nocturnal philosophy student named Carmilla moves into Betty's side of the room, Laura decides to play detective. Turns out Betty isn't the first girl to go missing ? she's just the first girl not to come back. 

All over campus, girls have been vanishing, and they are completely changed when (or if) they return. Even more disturbing are the strange dreams they recount: smothering darkness, and a strange pale figure haunting their rooms. Dreams that Laura is starting to have herself. 

As Laura closes in on the answers, tensions rise with Carmilla. Is this just a roommate relationship that isn't working out, or does Carmilla know more than she's letting on about the disappearances? 

What will Laura do if it turns out her roommate isn't just selfish and insensitive, but completely inhuman? And what will she do with the feelings she's starting to have for Carmilla?

Produced by Shaftesbury, and available on the YouTube channel KindaTV, Carmilla is a global sensation. A scripted transmedia series that puts a modern spin on the cult-classic gothic vampire novella by Joseph Sheridan LeFanu, Carmilla has generated over 71 million views and 245 million minutes of watch time across three seasons since its launch in 2014. It has been translated into more than 20 languages and also been made into a feature film. 

Author Kim Turrisi brings her trademark humor and sensitivity to an adaptation that offers a deep dive for existing fans and a portal for new fans around the world.



by Trista Mateer


You will meet people in your lifetime who demand to have poems written about them. It’s not something they say. It’s something about their hands, the shape of their mouths, the way they look walking away from you. Honeybee is an honest take on walking away and still feeling like you were walked away from. It’s about cutting love loose like a kite string and praying the wind has the decency to carry it away from you. It’s an ode to the back and forth, the process of letting something go but not knowing where to put it down. Honeybee is putting it down. It’s small town girls and plane tickets, a taste of tenderness and honey, the bandage on the bee sting. It’s a reminder that you are not defined by the people you walk away from or the people who walk away from you. Consider Honeybee a memoir in verse, or at the very least, a story written by one of today's most confessional poets.



by Jeffrey C. Stewart


Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Biography. A tiny, fastidiously dressed man emerged from Black Philadelphia around the turn of the century to mentor a generation of young artists including Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and Jacob Lawrence and call them the New Negro - the creative African Americans whose art, literature, music, and drama would inspire Black people to greatness.In The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke, Jeffrey C. Stewart offers the definitive biography of the father of the Harlem Renaissance, based on the extant primary sources of his life and on interviews with those who knew him personally. He narrates the education of Locke, including his becoming the first African American Rhodes Scholar and earning a PhD in philosophy at Harvard University, and his long career as a professor at Howard University. Locke also received a cosmopolitan, aesthetic education through his travels in continental Europe, where he came to appreciate the beauty of art and experienced a freedom unknown to him in the United States. And yet he became most closely associated with the flowering of Black culture in Jazz Age America and his promotion of the literary and artistic work of African Americans as the quintessential creations of American modernism. In the process he looked to Africa to find the proud and beautiful roots of the race. Shifting the discussion of race from politics and economics to the arts, he helped establish the idea that Black urban communities could be crucibles of creativity. Stewart explores both Locke's professional and private life,including his relationships with his mother, his friends, and his white patrons, as well as his lifelong search for love as a gay man.Stewart's thought-provoking biography recreates the worlds of this illustrious, enigmatic man who, in promoting the cultural heritage of Black people, became - in the process - a New Negro himself.



by Rhyannon Styles


'Inspiring and heart-wrenching'Paloma Faith

'Love Rhyannon. Love this book'Grace Dent

The remarkable transgender memoir you won't stop hearing about. Rhyannon Styles will do for transgender what Matt Haig did for mental health.Ellecolumnist Rhyannon Styles tells her unforgettable life story in THE NEW GIRL, reflecting on her past and charting her incredible journey from male to female. A raw, frank and utterly moving celebration of life.

Imagine feeling lost in your own body. Imagine spending years living a lie, denying what makes you 'you'. This was Ryan's reality. He had to choose: die as a man or live as a woman.

In 2012, Ryan chose Rhyannon. At the age of thirty she began her transition, taking the first steps on the long road to her true self.

Rhyannon holds nothing back in THE NEW GIRL, a heartbreakingly honest telling of her life. Through her catastrophic lows and incredible highs, she paints a glorious technicolour picture of what it's like to be transgender. From cabaret drag acts, brushes with celebrity and Parisian clown school, to struggles with addiction and crippling depression, Rhyannon's story is like nothing you've read before.

Narrated with searing honesty, humour and poignancy, THE NEW GIRL is a powerful book about being true to ourselves, for anyone who's ever felt a little lost.



by Tom Ryan


"Breathtakingly chilling...eerie and wholly immersive...A tightly plotted mystery.” Kirkus Reviews starred review

It's been a year since the Catalog Killer terrorized the sleepy seaside town of Camera Cove, killing four people before disappearing without a trace. Like everyone else in town, eighteen-year-old Mac Bell is trying to put that horrible summer behind him—easier said than done since Mac's best friend Connor was the murderer's final victim. But when he finds a cryptic message from Connor, he's drawn back into the search for the killer—who might not have been a random drifter after all. Now nobody—friends, neighbors, or even the sexy stranger with his own connection to the case—is beyond suspicion. Sensing that someone is following his every move, Mac struggles to come to terms with his true feelings towards Connor while scrambling to uncover the truth.



by Zack Smedley


Heartbreaking but ultimately empowering, Deposing Nathan is a stunning story of a toxic friendship-turned-relationship that explores the layers and complexity of the coming out experience.The summer after eleventh grade, Nate was stabbed in his front yard. The attacker: his best friend, Cameron. Now, Nate is being called to deliver a sworn statement that will get Cam convicted. But the problem is, the real story isn?t that easy or convenient?just like Nate and Cam?s relationship.During the deposition, Nate is forced to come clean about all of the things he?s kept bottled up?like how his aunt isn?t as supportive and friendly as she seems to outsiders, how he cheated on his girlfriend, and how he and Cam are so much more than friends.



by Jacqueline Dumas


The Heart Begins Here is the story of the ever-optimistic, earnest Sara Requier and her disintegrating seven-year relationship with the cynical Wanda Wysoka. Along with her relationship struggles, Sara must contend with the drastic changes in the book industry that threaten her feminist bookstore, as well as a mother who refuses to accept her daughter's lesbianism. Then, just as Wanda decides to leave Sara, Wanda's new young lover, Cindy, is murdered. The story takes place in a western Canadian city in 2001 -- much of it in Sara's bookstore, Common Reader Books -- in the shadow of the disturbing political climate that followed the 9/11 attacks in the U.S. This is a transitional point in the Canadian book industry: the proliferation of big box stores, the expansion of the Internet -- and Sara is caught up in the concomitant changes in her community. The book explores themes of love and loss, of the lingering effects of a dysfunctional childhood, of misogyny, of personal and societal homophobia, and especially the challenge of integrating the personal with the political.



by Stephanie Schroeder, Teresa Theophano


Headcase is a groundbreaking collection of personal reflections and artistic representations illustrating the intersection of mental wellness, mental illness, and LGBTQ identity, as well as the lasting impact of historical views equating queer and trans identity with mental illness. The featured pieces offer personal views from both providers and clients, often one and the same, about their experiences. In the anthology, readers will access the inner thoughts of contributors who collectively document the difficulty of navigating flawed healthcare systems that limit affordable access to genuinely affirming, effective services. Traversing boundaries of race and ethnic identity, age, gender identity, and socioeconomic status, Headcase appeals to LGBTQ communities and, specifically, LGBTQ mental health consumers and their friends, families, and comrades.


by Sk Dyment


Hilarity and queer magic realism twist the throttle when Jackie, a loner with a secret bank-robbing persona, meets Vespa: sexy, sculpture-welding artist and collector of vintage motorbikes. Still planning elaborate revenge on a New York ex-lover, Jackie tests both her new relationship and the loyalties of her friends, a rag-tag gang of post-punk eccentrics, realizing how love changes hatred only after her scheme runs out of control. An innocent misstep and an encrypted mystery swings the romance into the dangerous orbit of a construction mogul intent on subverting corporate money at any cost.



by Tee Franklin

By (artist)Jenn St. Onge, Joy San


2019, Texas Library Association's MaverickGraphic Novel Reading List
Amazon Book Review's BestComics & Graphic Novels of2018
NPR's Best Books of2018
Newsweek's Best ComicBooks of 2018
TheAdvocate's Best LGBTQ Graphic Novels of2018
Book Riot's BestComics of2018
Autostraddle's 50 ofthe Best LGBT Books of 2018

WhenHazel Johnson and Mari McCray met at church bingo in 1963, it was love at firstsight. Forced apart by their families and society, Hazel and Mari both marriedyoung men and had families. Decades later, now in their mid-'60s, Hazel and Marireunite again at a church bingo hall. Realizing their love for each other isstill alive, what these grandmothers do next takes absolute strength andcourage.

From TEE FRANKLIN(NAILBITER's "THE OUTFIT," Love is Love) and JENN ST-ONGE (Jem & theMisfits), BINGO LOVE is a touching story of love, family, and resiliency thatspans over 60 years.



ACC Art Book News #ACCArtBooks #ArtNews


“Meet the neighbors: portraits of humanity – in pictures” – The Guardian
Portrait of Humanity (9781910566527) was given the spotlight in The Guardian.

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“Vanlessen is a paragon of classicism: a dancer who combines elegance with effortless virtuosity.” – The New York Times
A great piece from The New York Times on Dancer (9789492677730).

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“There have been volumes written on and by Terence Conran and Mary Quant, but this is the first time they have been placed together in a book. And it works.” – Colin McDowell, The Times
Colin McDowell wrote positively about Conran/Quant (9781788840118) in The Times.


“We all know the who, what, when and where of the Holocaust, but the why is a mystery still,” an archivist said. “If you can get bystander photos, that explains a little bit of the why.” – The New York Times

Excellent write-up in The New York Times on The Persecution of the Jews (9789462583160).



Canadian Manda Group Supports Green Electricity with Bullfrog Power® #bullfrogpowered

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At Canadian Manda Group, we recognize the importance of addressing our environmental impact. We are excited to announce we’re taking a big step to reduce the carbon emissions footprint of our business by choosing green electricity for our company with Bullfrog Power.

By choosing green energy, we are reducing our organization’s environmental impact, supporting the development of new community-based renewable energy projects across Canada, and helping lead the way to a renewable powered future.

Bullfrog Power’s producers put renewable electricity onto the grid to match the amount of conventional electricity used by our Toronto office. Across Canada, Bullfrog’s green electricity comes from a blend of wind and low-impact hydro power sourced from new Canadian renewable energy facilities.

Thousands of Canadian homes and organizations are doing their part to address climate change by switching to green energy with Bullfrog Power. We are thrilled to now be a part of this community, helping to bring about meaningful change for Canadians.

To learn more about Bullfrog Power, visit their website at


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 About Bullfrog Power

Bullfrog Power, Canada’s leading green energy provider, offers renewable energy solutions that enable individuals and businesses to reduce their environmental impact, support the development of green energy projects in Canada and help create a cleaner, healthier world. As a Certified B Corporation, Bullfrog Power meets higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. Thousands of individuals and businesses in Canada are doing their part to address climate change and air pollution by choosing green energy with Bullfrog Power. Sign up easily, quickly and affordably at


Join the bullfrogpowered community online on Facebook (, Instagram (@bullfrogpower) and Twitter (@bullfrogpower).




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In Conversation: Chef Jeremy Charles and q host Tom Power

Indigo Bay & Bloor
MAY 24, 2019

Join Canada’s star chef, Jeremy Charles, as he discusses his debut cookbook celebrating the bounty of the Atlantic coast, Wildness: An Ode to Newfoundland and Labrador. Tom Power, a fellow Newfoundlander and host of q on CBC Radio One, will moderate the discussion. Book signing to follow.

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The first cookbook from acclaimed chef Jeremy Charles takes readers on a journey to Canada's rugged east coast - where wildness has a profound influence on the tasting menu at Charles's acclaimed restaurant, Raymonds, nestled in the historic port at St. John's.

Illustrated with evocative photography of finished food, ingredients, and landscape, the book's more than 160 recipes spotlight the local fare: cod, shellfish, moose, game, wild edibles, and more. Charles has written a story to accompany each recipe, along with essays about the people and landscape.

Charles is from Newfoundland, Canada. He cooked in Chicago and Los Angeles before returning, then opened Raymonds in 2010 and its casual sister, The Merchant Tavern. Raymonds is the only place to achieve first place on Canada's 50 Best Restaurants list for consecutive years, and is in The World's 50 Best Restaurants Discovery Series. Charles also participated in Massimo Bottura's Refettorio project in Milan and was on Parts Unknown with the late Anthony Bourdain.

"Wildness is one of the most beautiful books I have ever encountered. Even if you've never been to Newfoundland, and even if you wouldn't normally consider preparing a meal of seal carpaccio, partridge liver mousse, and a brandade made of cod tongues, you might discover that chef Jeremy Charles and his way-up-north network of hunters and fishermen manage to make you look at the world in a new way. The words and images in Wildness - like a feast delivered by the chef and his team — have inspired me to think differently about what we eat, how we cook, and the best ways to express our gratitude to nature itself." — Jeff Gordinier, Food & Drinks Editor of Esquire

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What You Need to Know! 

  • Friday, May 24, 2019

  • In Conversation followed by book signing

  • Indigo Bay & Bloor

    • 55 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON

    • TTC Stop: Bay Station

    • Parking: Impark (Manulife Centre Parking)

  • 7PM - 10PM

For more details visit!




Smashing into stores 11.5.19! The brand-new must-have installment of the bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series!

ISBN: 9781419739033 Hardcover

ISBN: 9781419739033

In Wrecking Ball, Book 14 of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series—from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney—an unexpected inheritance gives the Heffley family a chance to make major improvements to their home. But they soon find that construction isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. When things get rough, will the Heffleys be able to stay . . . or will they be forced to move?

And don’t miss Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal—the instant #1 bestseller—told from Rowley’s perspective!



Must-have indoor gardening books for all the plant parents out there.

Whether you’re a beginner or a well-seasoned indoor gardener, these books are just the thing for you this spring!


The New Plant Parent

The New Plant Parent covers all of the basics of growing house plants, from finding the right light, to everyday care like watering and fertilizing, to containers, to recommended species. Cheng’s friendly tone, personal stories, and accessible photographs fill his book with the same generous spirit that has made @houseplantjournal, his Instagram account, a popular source of advice and inspiration for thousands of indoor gardeners.

Read more here!


Living Decor

Living Decor is a manual to introducing the life, beauty, and health benefits of plants into your home in creative ways. Authored by Maria Colletti (Terrariums: Gardens Under Glass), this lovely book is an easy read, and brings fun to creating your own arrangements with moss, succulents, air plants, and other favorite indoor greenery. To tie it all together, Living Decoralso offers simple guidance for taking care of your plants and DIY tips.

Read more here!

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How to Houseplant

Heather Rodino offers a lighthearted, colorfully illustrated overview of caring for your indoor garden, profiling 50 of the most popular houseplants, from the Boston fern and the fiddle-leaf fig to the moth orchid. Her accessible advice on handling pests and diseases, troubleshooting problems, and assessing your growing conditions, will give novices the confidence they need to begin nurturing their own collection. Tips and list detail everything from which plants are pet-friendly to the top five plants for frequent travelers.

Read more here!



Edgar Award Winner and more Hachette Book Group News!

Congratulations Walter Mosley! Mosley won his first-ever Edgar Award last night, when DOWN THE RIVER UNTO THE SEA took home this year’s award for Best Novel. The Edgars are the most prestigious awards in the mystery genre.



NINTH STREET WOMEN is headed to Amazon! Mary Gabriel’s biography of five female artists whose work propelled a revolution in modern art was optioned by Marvelous Mrs. Maisel creators Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino. Gabriel will be a consulting producer on the project.



The film adaptation of Joe Lansdale’s THE THICKET gets a director, producer, and star! Elliot Lester will direct, while Peter Dinklage will produce and star in the film.







NEW RELEASE: The Raven's Tale by Cat Winters #YA #teenlit



Seventeen-year-old Edgar Poe counts down the days until he can escape his foster family—the wealthy Allans of Richmond, Virginia. He hungers for his upcoming life as a student at the prestigious new university, almost as much as he longs to marry his beloved Elmira Royster. However, on the brink of his departure, all his plans go awry when a macabre Muse named Lenore appears to him. Muses are frightful creatures that lead Artists down a path of ruin and disgrace, and no respectable person could possibly understand or accept them. But Lenore steps out of the shadows with one request: “Let them see me!”

Several of Poe’s most well-known works enhance the narrative, complemented by the author’s own finely crafted writing that flows with gorgeous, Poe-inspired phrases . . . A labor of literary love that will appeal to fans of Gothic horror and anyone who has ever had to assuage a determined muse.
— Kirkus Reviews
A captivating and intensively researched tribute to the famous poet and his gothic muse.
— A. G. Howard, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Stain and the Splintered series
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Guinness World Records 2020

Guinness World Records 2020 will be the 66th installment of the record-breaking annual. The new edition will be available in bookstores later this year!


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