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ARTICLES & RESOURCES

SOARING SALES AT VANCOUVER'S INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORES IS ONE OF THE PANDEMIC'S GOOD-NEWS STORIES

When the pandemic got underway last year, Pulp Fiction bookstore owner Chris Brayshaw braced for the worst. 
But it turned out that 2020 quickly became the Vancouver store's best year in its 21 years of business...

THE KEY TO STEVEN HEIGHTON'S SUCCESS AS A CANADIAN POET AND AUTHOR IS STAYING HUMBLE AND TRUE TO THE ART

Steven Heighton is a novelist, short story writer and poet from Kingston, Ont. His books include the poetry collection The Waking Comes Late, which won the 2016 Governor General's Literary Award for poetry, the novel The Nightingale Won't Let You Sleep and the memoir Reaching Mithymna, which was a finalist for the 2020 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction... 

AUTHORS, PUBLISHERS AND BOOKSELLERS REFLECT ON HOW 2020 HAS CHANGED THE BOOK INDUSTRY – FOR THE BETTER

The pandemic upended the book industry, cancelling writers’ tours, closing bookstores and delaying book launches. And yet, small silver linings could be found as people with more time at home tackled the reading lists on their nightstands and authors connected with fans online. We asked books insiders what this year has meant for them and what they hope for the future of the industry...