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Plenty of young women who grew up in the 1980s and '90s still fondly remember The Baby-Sitters Club, the book series that motivated many childhood trips to the library. Ten years after the series ceased…

January 6, 2010 | Filed under: Book news


In the face of all-too-obvious problems, small publishing houses and modern printing facilities are popping up throughout the Arab world (Bookseller.com) Dubai adds a literary festival to its cultural boom (Kipp Repor...

April 15, 2008 | Filed under: Book links

By Paul Romanuk

As any hockey fan knows, the game doesn’t end on the ice. Statistics, details, weird stories, and generally obscure trivia constitute a large part of any fan’s arsenal. Knowing which NHL player has won the...

January 15, 2008 | Filed under: Book news


Entertainment Weekly’s books editor, Tina Jordan, has been writing about the conundrum she faced when she discovered that her bright, bookish daughter was reading a trashy Gossip Girl novel. Discounting taking the boo...

February 2, 2007 | Filed under: Industry news

By L.M. Falcone

With her last two books, Walking with the Dead and The Mysterious Mummer, Toronto writer and former teacher L.M. Falcone drew on her experience writing for the pre-teen television series Are You Afraid of the…

April 5, 2006 | Filed under: Book news


The New York Daily News reported yesterday on a smirk-inducing literary phenomenon: the celebrity novel. Starting as a discussion on Nicole Richie's thinly veiled roman à clef and gossip rag of a novel, The Truth…

November 29, 2005 | Filed under: Industry news