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In June Bob Woodward’s new book, Shadow: Five Presidents and the Legacy of Watergate 1974-1999, reached brick-and-mortar bookstores and virtual… Read More »

How the list was made

In compiling this list of notable books, Quill & Quire asked a group of 37 academics, writers, booksellers, and librarians… Read More »

Of Matt and after

From Dennis Lee’s eulogy to Matt Cohen, whose funeral was held at Hart House, University of Toronto, Dec. 5, 1999.There… Read More »

‘Tis the season

When will Jack Rabinovitch be named to the Order of Canada? Writer June Callwood suggested at this year’s Giller Prize… Read More »


Don’t be duped!Re: Varsity blues (Nov., p. 24):As manager of the British Columbia Institute of Technology Bookstore, I also feel… Read More »

The size of the prize

How much of the English-language trade retail book business in Canada does Chapters control? I’ve been exchanging lengthy correspondences on… Read More »


Can this review be trusted?I am glad that Q&Q gave notice to my new book, Can God Be Trusted? Faith… Read More »

Just say no

Memo to the Bureau of Competition PolicyRe: Chapters/PegasusI understand that no one from the bureau attended the Chapters shareholders meeting… Read More »


Granfield’s research was her ownI am writing to correct the errors in the review of Linda Granfield’s High Flight that… Read More »


Nationality is irrelevantRe: “Commitment cannot be counted” (Aug. 1999):Surely what is important about Canadian publishing is the access it provides… Read More »

Y2K comes up short for books

What a bust! With few reported incidents of computer-related Y2K problems, most booksellers are planning to pack up their remaining… Read More »


Indigo is in the gameRe: “The Indigo Way” (Feb. 2000):Contrary to the impression made in John’s Lorinc’s article, Indigo has… Read More »

House for sale

When Jack Stoddart and the partners at Macfarlane Walter & Ross announced in January the sale of MWR to McClelland… Read More »


Speaking up for SomervilleRe: “Landlord sues Somerville,” (Dec. 1999):Admittedly, many of the actions of Somerville House deserve close scrutiny. I… Read More »

Flawed formula?

According to the ACP, the BPIDP program discourages mergers between Canadian-owned publishers in two ways. First, there’s a funding cap. If,… Read More »

The sale of the century (so far)

“Guardedly optimistic” is a phrase publishers are using to describe their reaction to the announcement that Reed Exhibition Companies Canada… Read More »


We’re here!Bravo on covering a topic that has been largely ignored: minorities in publishing (May 2000). I thought Anita Lahey… Read More »

A lexicon for the new economy

Amazon, verbTo take away business from a more established rival by being the first to build an online presence.B2BBusiness-to-business; describes… Read More »