Books & Lit
Ottawans love to read good books, including books written by local and Canadian writers, but every now and then, even the most avid reader needs a bit of a push finding their next coup-de-coeur.
A series of events discusses topics like food security & ethical eating, and showcase local producers.
“Like Canada, Canadian literature is a social construction made up by the CBC and marketing firms.”
Once In A Blue Kentucky Moon delivers a fast-paced contemporary romance with just a hint of an edge.
Ottawa Cooks has been a long time coming – not only because it is the 7th book in Figure One Publishing’s “Canada Cooks” series, but also because the culinary scene in Ottawa is only now reaching its full potential.
This week, host Livia Belcea talks about books and interviews Ian Shaw, Editor-in-Chief for Ottawa Review of Books. Tune in for Apt613 Live every Tuesday at 6pm on CHUO 89.1 FM.
This week, host Livia Belcea talks with Wingd, about their first book, An Insider’s Guide to Canada’s Capital. We last talked to Wingd in March, when they were calling for submissions to the book. Tune in for Apt613 Live every Tuesday at 6pm on CHUO 89.1 FM.
The Canadian Conference for Speculative Fiction is in town next weekend.
Poitevin finishes off her Forever series with another modern fairy tale romance, Forever Grace. Fans of the first books, Gwyneth Ever After and Forever After, will not be disappointed with the sequel.
A library on wheels is a perfect fit for bike-crazy Ottawa.
The first time I read Stewart Dudley’s novel The Cutting Room, it frustrated me. The plot seemed to be deliberately slow, with information doled out in tiny bits as though the author was trying not to satisfy the reader too much. I put it down after finishing and felt a bit cranky with it. But […]
Stephen Johnson works at the Ottawa Public Library. When not at work, he is probably out exploring the region (libraries included) with his family. In recent years, the summer staycation has become a popular trend. It allows a person to save money while being a tourist in their own backyard. In Ottawa, we are fortunate […]
Post by Laura Li. Li is a West Carleton High School student and member of the Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library Teen Advisory Group. She has also blogged on the Ottawa Public Library website as Teen Blogger in Residence. After a year’s worth of waiting, the moment has finally come: School’s out, exams […]
Here are a baker’s dozen of good reads I’ve picked from some of the more interesting books I’ve come across at the library. There’s a mix of fiction and nonfiction, with some interesting travel memoir type books, in case you’re not leaving the city this summer. You can kick back under a tree and imagine […]
Review by Laurie Stewart. Fans of HP Lovecraft will love Michel Weatherall‘s The Symbiot, book one in a series. A new breed of terror in the night, intelligent prose, sympathetic characters, and time travel… well, sort of. A mysterious new theory of music sets in motion of a chain of events that could end the world. […]