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IN THE MEDIA: Biblioasis Round-Up

The Discovery of Funny SPOILER: You will not find it sitting at my desk. We’re thrilled to learn that Terry Griggs’ The Discovery of Honey has been longlisted for the Leacock Medal . The Leacock is given annually for the best Canadian book of literary humour. Three shortlisted titles will be named May 2, which […]

SPRING 401 TOUR: Wrap-Up

Our spring 401 Tour wrapped up Friday night at the Bibliomanse, where Paige Cooper, Rachel Lebowitz, Amanda Jernigan, and Richard Sanger knocked the collective socks off of everyone in attendance. I’ve been standing in the back of the bookstore, holding up my lighter for an encore ever since, as it was one of the finest […]

IN THE MEDIA: Events & Press!

Spring 401 Tour Our Spring 401 Tour kicked off last night and we’re readying the Bibliomanse as Paige Cooper, Amanda Jernigan, Rachel Lebowitz, and Richard Sanger make their way west, spreading brilliance and shiny new books all across the land. You can catch this super squad tonight in Hamilton (Epic Books, 7 pm), Thursday in […]

IN THE MEDIA: Biblioasis Round-Up

It’s (Re)Lit According to the Farmer’s Almanac, longer days means long shortlists from CBC’s ReLit Awards. And even though it’s snowing in Windsor right now, we’re basking in the glow of our six nominees. They are—drumroll please— The Adjustment League by Mike Barnes, a novel that Maclean’s calls “Masterful …  suspenseful, exquisitely written and—at times—corrosively […]

IN THE MEDIA: Pheby & Coluccio & Carrión & Ondjaki

April is the Kirkus month In a terrific April 3 review, Kirkus calls Alexander Pheby’s Playthings “A highly detailed, emotional plunge into the mind of a disturbed man…. An intense, immersive reading experience that provides real insight into those afflicted with severe mental illness.” Playthings is a visceral, darkly comic portrait of severe mental illness based […]

IN THE MEDIA: Brode, Huebert, Cooper

Look, Ma, we’re in the legislative assembly! At last Thursday’s meeting of the Ontario Legislative Assembly, MPP Percy Hatfield (Windsor—Tecumseh) secured a 90-second Member’s  Statement to honour three authors with Windsor connections who were shortlisted for the 2017 Speaker’s Book Award. Among them, our very own Patrick Brode, whose Border Cities Powerhouse: The Rise of […]

IN THE MEDIA: Ray Robertson

“A Vintage Treat” Ray Robertson’s 1979, a novel about a Chatham paperboy who comes back from the dead, continues reminding readers how old they are recapturing the halcyon days of youth. The Winnipeg Free Press writes, “As Robertson traces Tom’s coming of age, he explores themes of innocence lost, wisdom gained and learning to forgive […]

IN THE MEDIA: New Events + New Releases + New Reviews!

Years, Months, and Days and envelopes and tape and mailing labels Amanda Jernigan’s new book has arrived and the Bibliognomes are busy spreading the word. Years, Months, and Days is a transfiguration of Die Gemeinschaftliche Liedersammlung—a collection of Protestant hymns originally compiled by a Pennsylvanian-born Swiss-German Mennonite—into heart-breaking lyric poems that bridge secular spirituality and holy […]

IN THE MEDIA: Biblioasis Round-Up

They say his face got stuck like that Happy Pub Day to Ray Robertson, whose novel 1979 hit shelves in Canada March 6. He talks to Metro News about factory towns and adolescence, and in his hometown paper, Chatham Daily News, he remembers the urban myth his father told to scare him. Welcome Back, Iconoclast […]

IN THE MEDIA: Biblioasis Round-Up

Shakedown 1979  Cool kids may never have the time, but we here at the Bibliomanse certainly do. Not that we’re not incredibly cool. Really we’re the coolest, because we’ve got the first copies of Ray Robertson’s latest novel. Set in Chatham, Ontario, 1979 is the story of thirteen-year-old Tom Buzby, whose dad is the local […]