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New in the June Q&Q

Watch for the June 2007 issue of Quill & Quire in stores or in your mailbox imminently. It features a cover profile of Gil Adamson, House of Anansi Press’s latest debut novelist, as well as Marni Jackson‘s homage to the late June Callwood and our BookExpo Canada preview and guide. Also in the June issue are stories on Exile Editions, Paul William Roberts, and the changing face of book launches, as well as reviews of 47 new titles, including books by Deborah Ellis, John Mighton, and Janice Kulyk Keefer, plus a bracing YA adventure by Henry T. Aubin. The full table of contents can be found after the jump.

In the June 2007 issue of Q&Q:

Going public
Gil Adamson is Anansi’s latest fiction find – but is she ready for her closeup?

Taking care of business
Exile Editions seeks to convert a history of literary talent-spotting into sales

Remembering June Callwood
Marni Jackson on the late author’s conviction – and her gift for communication

BookExpo Canada 2007 Preview
Will a new consumer fest revitalize the trade show?
Plus: Exhibitor and event listings


  • Reprieve for a smalltown bookstore
  • Paul William Roberts speaks out
  • Large print, small demand
  • Munsch for lunch
  • Quill at Large: Gaspereau’s extravaganza and more
  • Snapshot: Children’s bookseller Anne Whebby
  • Cover to Cover: Zoe Whittall’s Bottle Rocket Hearts
  • In the Works: Doug Saunders, Paul Glennon, and more


  • The disappearing book launch
  • Perseus and the future of Publishers Group Canada
  • Highlights from Q&Q Omni

The scoop on the conference programming, and the complete exhibitors’ list


  • The Ladies’ Lending Library by Janice Kulyk Keefer
  • Divisadero by Michael Ondaatje
  • The End of Ignorance by John Mighton
  • Coureurs de Bois by Bruce MacDonald [starred review]
  • Plus more fiction, non-fiction, and poetry


  • Sweet!: The Delicious Story of Candy by Ann Love, Jane Drake, and Claudia Dávila [starred review]
  • Rise of the Golden Cobra by Henry T. Aubin
  • Jakeman by Deborah Ellis
  • Plus more fiction, non-fiction, and picture books

Presented by Q&Q and BookNet Canada

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