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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.

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.

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.

On Friday, May 30 2014, The Globe & Mail ran an excerpt of Geoff Pevere's Gods of the Hammer: The Teenage Head Story in honour of the anniversary of the Punk Rock Riot at Ontario Place on June 2, 1980. 

Read the excerpt here.

Congratulations to Sean Dixon! His new play, A God in Need of Helphas been nominated for four Dora Mavor Moore awards.

The nominations are in the following categories: Outstanding New Play, Outstanding Direction, Outstanding Scenic Design and Outstanding Sound Design/Composition. 

Our four-person ship is one crew member short; we’re looking for an enthusiastic quartermaster to come aboard! See our Careers page for details.

The posting closes Monday, June 16, 2014.

May 23, 2014 — It's Doors Open Toronto this weekend! But since human teleportation is still being refined, we recognize that many of our friends around the world won't be able to tour our presses and browse our titles during this annual event. So we're offering the next best thing: FREE SHIPPING on all purchases made through our website May 23 to 25, 2014.

Kenneth Goldsmith (author of Uncreative Writing and other books; also the first Poet Laureate of the Museum of Modern Art; AND the creator of UbuWeb which collects important avant-garde artworks for free consumption by all) spoke with Margaux Williamson about I Could See Everything, her paintings in "this flat-screen world."

You can see the entire interview on The Believer Logger.

Toronto playwright and fiction writer Sean Dixon's latest dramatic offering is A God in Need of Help (Coach House Books), in which four 17th century Catholic men are charged with transporting a holy painting across the alps. The men are attacked by Protestant zealots, and what happens next is thought to be a miracle.