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Lawrence Ferlinghetti Celebrates His 100th

On March 24 with the publication of “Little Boy,” his life story told in flashes and arias.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar turns 50

How Eric Carle’s colorful story about metamorphosis became a classic.

Teddy Geiger, Shawn Mendes' songwriter

Once a pop star in the early 2000s, Geiger is now penning hits for music's biggest names.

Woo, the Monkey Who Inspired Emily Carr

Iconic artist Emily Carr surrounded herself with animals. Woo, takes centre stage in new book.

Canada Reads author David Chariandy

How books helped him feel less of an outsider while growing up.

No, men aren't better at reading maps:

Cognitive neuroscientist Gina Rippon picks best books exposing gender myths.

Kate Harris wins RBC Taylor award

Lands of Lost Borders was chosen as winner of the RBC Taylor Prize.

Author says Netflix deal a 'wow moment'

John Marrs' third novel, The One, will be turned into a 10-part series by the streaming giant.

‘The Wife’ author Meg Wolitzer

Answering reader questions in conversation with Jeffrey Brown.

Sixth novel from Helen Oyeyemi

Gingerbread is not only about childhood, but also what it feels like to be a child.

Naomi Klein to write On Fire

The book will examine how climate action can be a blueprint for a just and thriving society.

Mapping Oliver Jeffers’s World

In his studio in Brooklyn, he brings together his work as a fine artist and as an illustrator.

Maria Popova: By the Book

The author of 'Figuring' likes how children’s books speak “a language of absolute sincerity".

George Orwell gets apology after 70 years

The British Council has apologised to Orwell after rejecting an essay seven decades ago.

Zucked: The Education of An Unlikely Activist

In his book, Roger McNamee lays out 'Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe'.

Dr Seuss's thank-you letter

The letter stopped the author from burning his first children’s book manuscript.

“No manners meals”

Weird Parenting Wins author Hillary Frank on why parents should trust their instincts.

Plaque for real life Pooh bear

A plaque has been unveiled for the real life bear that inspired Winnie-the-Pooh.

Have aliens found us?

A Harvard astronomer on the mysterious interstellar object 'Oumuamua'.

Canada Reads 2019 Long List

From thought-provoking fiction to inspiring memoirs, finding one book to move you.

Dr. Dave Williams on failure & success

'It's what we do when we don't succeed that determines whether we will succeed'.

Tidying Up with Marie Kondo reviewed

Kondo directs to fill hearts with gratitude for items that have outlived their utility.

Remembering Mike Taylor

Burlington's Walk Off the Earth lost their “beloved brother and bandmate”.

Augment Storytime with AR Books

Augmented reality books provide a new way to spend quality family time together.

Poets of Instagram inject fresh voices.

Poetry has been enjoying a renaissance thanks to a generation of young, accessible writers.

"Becoming" book tour extended into 2019.

Michelle Obama will be speaking in Toronto May 4 next year.

Remembering writer Richard Wagamese

A special book launch was held on Dec. 4 at the University of Victoria.

Remembering Harry Leslie Smith

Harry Leslie Smith, veteran turned social activist, dies at 95.

Handmaid's Tale sequel

Margaret Atwood to write sequel inspired by the state of the modern world.

Esi Edugyan wins 2nd Scotiabank Giller Prize

The novel Washington Black follows the saga of an 11-year-old boy who escapes slavery.

Dan Brown on how to write a bestseller

Brown talks about bad reviews, his habit of hanging upside down in this interview.

Remembering Stan Lee

The creator of Spider-Man, Lee considered the comic book medium an art form.

Remembering Stratford Festival founder Douglas Rain.

Rain was one of the few surviving members of the Festival’s founding company.

Inspired by her father's letters

How her father's war-time love letters inspired Kathy Page's new novel.