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Bookmarks: Olympic mascots, a giant atlas and more

  • Vancouver publisher Whitecap Books is set to publish a book about the Vancouver 2010 Olympic mascots, Miga, Quatchi, Sumi, and in-print only sidekick, Muk Muk
  • A limited edition atlas, called EARTH, weighing in at 19 kilograms and 580 pages, will be unveiled at the Sharjah Book Fair in the United Arab Emirates. Two editions — blue and gold — totalling 3,000 copies will be printed, after which the plates will be destroyed, so that only a lselect few will ever hold the EARTH in their hands
  • Author David Bezmozgis will direct his first feature film, Victoria Day, about a 16-year-old Triple-A hockey player who lends money to a friend for drugs at a rock concert, and later discovers his friend never made it home. There’s also a romantic subplot involving the friend’s younger sister. Hockey, drugs and rock and roll – all the things good coming-of-age stories are made of