Quill and Quire



Comparison appallingTo the editor:The column “Suddenly second best” (Dec. 1996) left me irritated. Comparing the Governor General’s Awards, which deliver… Read More »

Pioneer women

The beginning of a new year seems a fitting time to pay tribute to three pioneers among children’s librarians –… Read More »


They swear it’s trueTo the editor:It was with great delight that I read Chris Chambers’ “Watch for Christmas shoppers” (Dec.… Read More »

And the winner is…no one

Awards sometimes create as much anger as applause, and so it was this fall when the Governor General’s Award for… Read More »


Exempt booksellers, too!To the editor:As an independent book retailer, I am appalled and dismayed about the harmonization of the GST… Read More »

Suddenly second best

What an embarrassment of riches the Canada Council must have found among the submissions for the Governor General’s Award in… Read More »

A returns-free world (II)

A little over a year ago, both publishers and booksellers began to face a sudden and unexpected surge of returns… Read More »

Writers as rock stars

On Saturday May 3, hundreds of young residents of Nanaimo, British Columbia will gather at Malaspina University-College to hear 10… Read More »