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Buying for the computer book category is perilous work. Publishers issue scads of competing titles on a range of topics that rapidly go out of date. Richard Klinger has been buying books for Edmonton’s Computer ... Read More »

October 30, 2003 | Filed under: Book news

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Writing, said Jules Renard, is the only profession in which one can make no money without looking ridiculous. During all the years I’ve spent trying not to look ridiculous, I’ve had to learn how to ... Read More »

October 30, 2003 | Filed under: Book news

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Before taking the executive director post at The Writers’ Union of Canada in 1984, Penny Dickens was an organizer with the Ontario New Democratic Party for 14 years, during which time she also held the ... Read More »

October 30, 2003 | Filed under: Book news

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The tech market is in a slump, but that doesn’t mean business book buyers can ignore the impact of technology and e-business. Books for Business owner Jane Cooney and her staff have selected about 40 ... Read More »

October 30, 2003 | Filed under: Book news

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HarperCollins vice-president (and Word on the Street national chair) Tom Best and author Erika Ritter were among the dozens of would-be pool sharks who trooped up to the Rivoli’s second floor for a billiards party ... Read More »

October 30, 2003 | Filed under: Book news, Libraries

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Author and illustrator Phoebe Gilman died Aug. 29 of breast cancer at the age of 62 in Toronto’s Princess Margaret Hospital. Here Susan Lawrence, Q&Q’s Books for Young People editor, pays tribute to Gilman. Phoebe ... Read More »

October 30, 2003 | Filed under: Book news

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Hundreds are buried in their season. When hatched, they must dig themselves out, and propel themselves clumsily across the open beach. Predators thin out their numbers in the rush to the sea, but even in ... Read More »

October 30, 2003 | Filed under: Book news

By Nadine McInnis

The 14 stories in Nadine McInnis’s Quicksilver are linked by a spectrum of characters somehow experiencing revelations in the midst of suspended lives. Mercury, the rare metal also known as “quicksilver,” is a recurrent image, ... Read More »

October 30, 2003 | Filed under: Fiction: Short

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A solution to the returns crisis? No. Since 1994, Toronto artist Tom Bendtsen has been using between 7,000 and 11,000 books to make his giant structures. The series is called Argument, and Bendtsen has so ... Read More »

October 30, 2003 | Filed under: Book news, Opinion

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General Personal FinanceSimply Essential Personal Budgeting KitSylvia S. Lim, Self-Counsel Press, 1551803518, $15.95Helps readers track where their money goes and how to spend less. It also teaches how to set realistic financial goals and achieve ... Read More »

October 30, 2003 | Filed under: Book news

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Canada: Our Century in Sport, 1900-2000Dave Best, $60 cloth 1-55041-636-7, 608 pp., 1,000+ b&w and colour photos, 9 x 12, Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Feb. Reviewed from unbound galleysCanada being Canada, there is no shortage of ... Read More »

October 30, 2003 | Filed under: Book news

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In last month’s distribution survey, incorrect information from Westminster Books pertaining to orders placed with Raincoast Books and Random House of Canada led to Raincoast’s average delivery time being overstated and Random’s being understated. In ... Read More »

October 30, 2003 | Filed under: Book news