Quill and Quire

by Q&Q Staff

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The oddest pattern emerged among the winning publishers at this year’s B.C. Book Prizes, held Apr. 29 in Vancouver: no established B.C.-based press won gold. Toronto scooped three, thanks to winning books from Owl (Vivien ... Read More »

October 8, 2003 | Filed under: Book news

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Fenntastic!I want to thank Harold Fenn for his response to my letter regarding Fenn’s minimum order policy. I congratulate Mr. Fenn and H.B. Fenn in their commitment to small independent booksellers like myself and their ... Read More »

October 8, 2003

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To launch last year’s inaugural National Poetry Month, the League of Canadian Poets created a poster featuring a winged man seated on a globe, holding an oversized pencil. This year, the look is decidedly more ... Read More »

October 8, 2003

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If pressed, some booksellers say they would consider non-returnable orders for a hefty extra discount.Holly McNally of Winnipeg’s McNally Robinson Booksellers cites a figure of 65%. Richard King of Paragraphe Books in Montreal says he’d agree ... Read More »

October 7, 2003

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Ross will lastI read with interest John Metcalf’s guest column in the July issue (“False idols”). Metcalf declares that Canadian readers are mostly inept when it comes to recognizing truly gifted writing. He asks who ... Read More »

October 7, 2003 | Filed under: Book news

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Anne Millyard, former co-director of Annick Press, has said goodbye to the company she and Rick Wilks founded 25 years ago. The company threw a bash at The Wellington in downtown Toronto in June to ... Read More »

October 7, 2003

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Chapters.ca has own cash reserveRe: “Reversals of fortune,” July:Your comment about Chapters Online “draining the cash reserves” of Chapters Inc. is not correct. Chapters Online is a separate, public company, with its own funding. Since ... Read More »

October 7, 2003