Quill and Quire


Timing is key

Time, tide, and the printer wait for no one. When telling jokes and playing music, timing is crucial. And so… Read More »


No context givenTo the editor:Bert Archer’s one-column piece (Sept. 1996) on Margaret Atwood’s new novel, Alias Grace, had more the… Read More »

Law and orders

“We buy around ruthlessly. And we’d love it if a publisher tried to sue us,” says Montreal-based bookseller and library… Read More »

Opportunity knocks

What’s with the media’s newfound fascination with books? Less than two weeks after reading that TVOntario had struck a deal… Read More »

The hard sell

You thought it was tough getting your book published. And then you met the publicist. She stares down at me… Read More »