Quill and Quire


Overstating the case?In response to Tim Brandt’s letter decrying Penguin’s cross-promotion with Starbucks as an “evil” scheme (Sept., p. 3),… Read More »


Never mind the pacingAfter reading “Book TV: How the literary shows rate” (Dec. 1998) and “Book TV to launch this… Read More »


Forced outYour news piece about the opening of a TERLA office in Toronto (Nov. 1998) hits me very close to… Read More »

David H. Duthie

The Vancouver bookselling community lost a venerable member with the death on Oct. 17 of David Hunter Duthie, of Duthie… Read More »

James H. Gray

Popular western writer and social historian James Henry Gray died in a Calgary nursing home on Nov. 12. He was… Read More »


Earth to Avie BennettI’m writing to express my concern over the recent actions of McClelland & Stewart regarding the sale… Read More »

Prose and cons

A children’s book author argues that writers are con artists, but also breadmakers and ringmasters