Quill and Quire



Many omissions from kids’ best listTo the editor:Re: “The best Canadian kids’ books of all time” (Oct. 1997):Excuse me? The… Read More »


Taking it to the sourceTo the editor:For two years now, McClelland & Stewart has been blaming its distribution problems on… Read More »

Privacy beyond the grave

Andrew Marvell and his Coy Mistress notwithstanding (“the Grave’s a fine and private place, /but none I think do there… Read More »


Dummies overlookedOn behalf of IDG Books Worldwide, let me clarify a few points regarding our business in Canada (“How to… Read More »

Lawrence Jackson

The Canadian writing community lost one of its staunchest supporters of authors’ rights when Newfoundland writer Lawrence “Larry” Jackson, 56,… Read More »

My first time… (at CBA)

Here’s the scenario. The first-time author arrives at Canada’s biggest book event, the 1998 Canadian Booksellers Association (CBA) convention and… Read More »


Dollars are never secondaryFor reasons that will remain obvious, I must remain anonymous in writing this letter. As an employee… Read More »


Surviving CommonwealthOn the whole, Charles Mandel’s article “Commonwealth disappears from view” (May 1998) was on target. However, a couple of… Read More »