Quill and Quire


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 »

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 »


Fenntastic!I want to thank Harold Fenn for his response to my letter regarding Fenn’s minimum order policy. I congratulate Mr.… Read More »


Ross will lastI read with interest John Metcalf’s guest column in the July issue (“False idols”). Metcalf declares that Canadian… Read More »


Chapters.ca has own cash reserveRe: “Reversals of fortune,” July:Your comment about Chapters Online “draining the cash reserves” of Chapters Inc.… Read More »

Reversals of fortune

Illustrator Joe Weissman has published eight books with Somerville House. At the moment, he’s owed royalties of more than $4,000,… Read More »


A call to changeThank you for Anita Lahey’s pertinent feature “Minorities in publishing: Where is everyone?” (May 2000). I am… Read More »