The Sustainability Network made an audio recording of The Edible City food panel that took place on December 2, 2009. Moderator Nicola Ross (Alternatives Journal) spoke with contributors Lorraine Johnson, Shawn Micallef and Wayne Roberts about the issues surrounding food in the city.

You can listen to a slightly edited recording of the discussion, available on the Sustainability Network's site.

The Advent Book Blog is a blog featuring bookish holiday gift ideas, recommended by authors, publishers, booksellers and other.

AuthorsAloud is a library of recorded audio readings by Canadian authors, and Coach House author Cordelia Strube has joined the list.

According to the Authors Aloud website, 'Strube sat down with her voice recorder in a quiet room and really nailed the reading. She's a trained actress and it shows ... She talks eloquently about writing with humor and writing in general. It's terrific stuff and well worth a listen.'

Coach House is offering ebooks of selected titles for all of your digital reading needs!

The holidays (Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, Festivus) are just around the corner, and Coach House knows times are tight. So we're offering a holiday sale throughout December. It's a great way to please the book lovers in your life.

Jacob Eichert interviewed filmmaker and Coach House author Guy Maddin for the fall 2009 issue of Rain Taxi.

'JE: My Winnipeg, both the film and book, seem to be indebted to the literary works of magic realism more than any other of your works: it incorporates the phantasmagoric with descriptive reportage and looks to the fantasy world within our own rather than creating a fictional setting.

'There's an exciting new reading series in Toronto: the Holy Oak Book Club, a 'series that pretends to be a book club pretending to be a reading series.' Each month, a book by a Toronto author is selected by series organizers Christopher McKinnon and Laurie McGregor. Those planning to attend the series are encouraged (though not required) to pick up the book in advance so they can participate in the discussion that follows the author's reading.

Globe Books first-fiction reviewer Jim Bartley has compiled a list of his top five first fiction titles of the year, and Carla Gunn's Amphibian is on it!

Click here to read the whole article, and here to find out more about the book.

On Friday, October 16, the Windsor Insider published an interview with Susan Holbrook (Joy Is So Exhausting) about her writing process, the Windsor arts community, and 'the joy of being exhausted.' Read the whole story here.

The Toronto International Film Festival has named their top 30 films of the decade, and Guy Maddin's My Winnipeg is on the list!

Click here to read the whole list, or skip to the fun part and click here to buy the book (and DVD) right here on our website.