News

The Coach House team is getting close to our favourite time of year (this is an egregious lie): inventory counting!

We don't want to do it; our warehouse frightens us. Ergo, we have decided that for the rest of July, all of our backlist titles will be on sale at a 25% discount. This includes all of our books published (in print and electronically) prior to our recent spring 2014 titles.

Eggs Benedict image by Amadscientist (used under a Creative Commons License)

The Trouble with Brunch: Work, Class and the Pursuit of Leisure, the latest title in our Exploded Views series, is now available for purchase through the Coach House website. Award-winning writer and urbanist Shawn Micallef takes on the hallowed tradition of brunch, rethinking it as a way to look more closely at the nature of work itself and a catalyst for solidarity among the so-called creative class.

Whet your appetite with an excerpt, then order your copy today.

Open Book: Toronto serves as a hub for all things local and literary year round. They keep you updated on book news, entertain you with videos and photos, and keep you informed about upcoming literary events in and around Toronto.

Every month, Open Book: Toronto features a new Writer-In-Residence who keeps a regular blog and is available to answer your questions.

Coffee Room

Coach House is watching you. (We’re also declassifying a cache of stealthy Fall titles.)

Geoff Pevere, author of Gods of the Hammer: The Teenage Head Story, has curated a playlist of seventeen songs containing essential tracks by Teenage Head as well as by bands that influenced their high-energy style. Read Geoff's annotations while you listen and (re)discover how Teenage Head is 'capable of sweetening and shredding your eardrums at the same time.'

The Coach House (HQ of Coach House Books and Coach House Printing) has a charmingly ramshackle coffee room. And for over 45 years, that room has served as a meeting space for writers, publishers, artists, readers, musicians and more. It's a pretty informal space with some very informal gatherings, but throughout 2014, the Coach House is hosting a monthly Kaffeeklatsch.

Events

Frith Street Gallery is delighted to announce its 2014 summer exhibition, Mirror.

Ottawa-based writer Brecken Hancock and Vancouver-based writer Adrienne Gruber reunite in their hometown of Saskatoon to read from their most recent poetry collections, Broom Broom (Coach House Books) and Intertidal Zones (Jack Pine Press).

On Sunday, July 27, Brecken Hancock reads from her debut poetry collection, Broom Broom. at Audreys Books, a lovely independent bookstore located in Edmonton's historic MacLean Block. She's joined by Shawna LeMay and Sarah Lang for a poetry reading. What better way to spend a summer afternoon?

It's time for our next Kaffeeklatsch!

We’ve heard that it’s possible for readings and speeches to be, well, boring. You know, you can’t hear the speaker, he’s mumbling, she’s droning, etc., while you count the holes in the ceiling tiles. You’ve probably asked yourself how you can avoid being That Guy/Gal...