Quill and Quire

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• ER heartthrob George Clooney teams up with Danny DeVito and Jennifer Lopez for Out of Sight, based on Elmore Leonard’s book of the same name, this July. Bantam Doubleday Dell releases its tie-in on ... Read More »

October 29, 2003

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• Jack McClelland’s agent, Beverley Slopen, recently sent out copies of Imagining Canadian Literature: The Selected Letters of Jack McClelland to 30 of Canada’s young upwardly mobile publishing professionals, in the hope his book will ... Read More »

October 29, 2003

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In preparation for its recent Summit on Reading and Books, Quebec’s provincial government released Le temps de lire, un art de vivre: Etat de situation de la lecture et du livre au Quebec (The Time ... Read More »

October 29, 2003

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Among the findings of the Canadian Publishers’ Council’s 1997 survey of book buyers:• 40% of all purchases were fiction, 10% children’s, and 50% non-fiction.• 27% of all purchases were defined as “popular fiction,” of which ... Read More »

October 29, 2003

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The fun and frustration of Ontario’s ambitious new elementary science curriculum is easy to see at Westminster Public School in Thornhill, Ontario.Outside their science lab, the Grade 7 students crowd around to see whose homemade ... Read More »

October 29, 2003

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There are words that are sometimes used not for their real meaning, but for their power to impart a certain tone to a sentence. Comprise, for example, conjures up a benign, lawyerly authority, and seems ... Read More »

October 29, 2003

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April 24th 7:15 p.m.: Nipped into a seat at the austere Glenn Gould Studio for the Friday night launch of Rick Mercer’s Streeters: Rants and Raves from This Hour Has 22 Minutes. The CBC’s Peter ... Read More »

October 29, 2003 | Filed under: Bookselling

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Different terrain, indeedWe were pleased to see the notice about Shyam Selvadurai’ s masterful new novel, The Cinnamon Gardens, in your In the Works section (Apr. 1998). However, a correction of fact needs to be ... Read More »

October 29, 2003