Entropy Magazine editor Janice Lee has been posting required reading lists on their blog for nearly half a year now, curating a list of excellent North American indie releases from the last couple decades. The most recent post includes Nicole Brossard's Mauve Desert, about which Lee writes:

Sarah Barmak's Closer is all over the sphere-related media outlets of Toronto today.

It hasn't even been 48 hours since the exhuberent and educational launch of Closer (we're still picking Hot Lips out of our teeth!) and there's already more good news of the Sarah Barmak variety to share. 

Everyone has heard the news and it’s inspired the same bookish panic in all of us. A strike is brewing in the hearts, minds and on contract negotiation tables of Canadian postal workers. Although it hasn’t been confirmed, the town criers have been using words like ‘looming,’ which has us a little worried. But we’re forging on the only way we know how – a massive ebook sale! For the month of July, all of our ebooks will be 25% off.

CBC Books listed Closer as one of the five books they can't wait to read in July. While we're flattered that they can't wait, don't they know the importance of a slow buildup?


Coach House is hiring an Editorial Assistant! Have you always wanted to work in a squirrel-infested coach house? Are you enthusiastic, meticulous, and eagle-eyed? Of course you are. Click here to check out the online application.

The Globe and Mail has your back when it comes to restocking your nightstand/beachbag for the remainder of 2016. They released a list of the 20 most anticipated Canadian books of 2016 this weekend and we're happy to report that André Alexis’ highly anticipated The Hidden Keys is up there alongside the new Margaret Atwood and fellow Giller-winner David Bergen.

Congratulations to Jordan Tannahill, Weyni Mengesha, and Patrick Lavender for their excellent showing at the 2016 Dora Mavor Moore Awards

The Toronto Star's Lauren Pelley wrote a preview of Closerwhich features an interview with Sarah that touches on sex-ed, yoni massages, and her predictions for society's evolving view of female sexuality. 

We're excited to announce that Emily M. Keeler will assume the role of series editor for the Exploded Views nonfiction series. Keeler, who takes over the series editor role originated by Jason McBride, is the founding editor of Little Brother, an award-winning literary magazine, and is formerly the books editor of Canada's National Post