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Rumours have been circulating in the trade for months about the impending launch of a Canadian office for Dorling Kindersley, but the company’s Canadian representative says the local division won’t get going until at least ... Read More »

October 20, 2003

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From Dennis Lee’s eulogy to Matt Cohen, whose funeral was held at Hart House, University of Toronto, Dec. 5, 1999.There are losses so deep they seem to pass into the bloodstream, and so unjust it ... Read More »

October 20, 2003

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Don’t be duped!Re: Varsity blues (Nov., p. 24):As manager of the British Columbia Institute of Technology Bookstore, I also feel the converging pressures of burgeoning competiton from online and big-box sources, and the challenge of ... Read More »

October 20, 2003

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Empire builderWhen Larry Stevenson, a paratrooper turned management consultant, appeared on the book retail scene in 1994, the Canadian market consisted of two struggling mall chains tangling with a strong contingent of independents that represented ... Read More »

October 20, 2003 | Filed under: Book news

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How much of the English-language trade retail book business in Canada does Chapters control? I’ve been exchanging lengthy correspondences on the matter with Chapters CEO Larry Stevenson since I stated in an editorial a few ... Read More »

October 20, 2003

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Can this review be trusted?I am glad that Q&Q gave notice to my new book, Can God Be Trusted? Faith and the Challenge of Evil (Dec. 1998). But I am dismayed that you published such ... Read More »

October 20, 2003

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When will Jack Rabinovitch be named to the Order of Canada? Writer June Callwood suggested at this year’s Giller Prize dinner that someone should be considering it, and, well, so they should. Among the guests ... Read More »

October 20, 2003

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Memo to the Bureau of Competition PolicyRe: Chapters/PegasusI understand that no one from the bureau attended the Chapters shareholders meeting in Toronto a few weeks ago, so I’d like to draw your attention to points ... Read More »

October 20, 2003

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Granfield’s research was her ownI am writing to correct the errors in the review of Linda Granfield’s High Flight that appeared in the October 1999 issue. The extraordinary quality of Linda’s work is a reflection ... Read More »

October 20, 2003