The sub-zero temperatures, grey days and drifts of snow that characterize January have arrived. And we at Coach House know you won't want to leave your house in January any more than is absolutely necessary. That's why we've created the 'Shipping-free Shut-in Sale.'

What does this mean? Well, friends, if you spend over $30 in our online store, we'll ship your order to you, completely free of charge! Free shipping!

Over at Karen the Small Press Librarian's blog, she's listed some Small Press Recommendations on the eve of the Eve of the New Year, with books highlighted by Doug Gordon (New Door Books, Philadelphia), Samantha Giles (Small Press Traffic, San Francisco) and Veronica Liu (Fractious Press, New York)

On Monday, December 27, 2010, Toronto Star columnist Heather Mallick announced her list of the 'best arts-and-smarts people' of 2010. Alongside American novelist Joyce Carol Oates and Obama assistant Elizabeth Warren was Lemon author Cordelia Strube.

From The Star:

As 2010 comes to an end, blogs are compiling their 'best of the year' lists. And there's a lot of love for Rachel Zolf's Neighbour Procedure.

The North of Invention festival presents 10 Canadian poets working at the cutting edge of contemporary poetic practice, bringing them first to the Kelly Writers House, then to Poets' House in New York City for two days of readings, presentations and discussion in each location.

Book Madam Julie Wilson is also the Publicity Instigator for She recently sat down with author Andrew Kaufman and narrator Gordon Mackenzie to talk about the new audio version of All My Friends Are Superheroes.

Guy Maddin (My Winnipeg) has won the Bell Award in Video Art! The $10,000 prize is given by the Canada Council for the Arts for exceptional contribution by a Canadian video artist to the advancement of video art.

Click here to find out more.

Mike Williams of 'One Planet,' a program on the BBC World Service, recently visited Toronto, and took a tour of the PATH system with Shawn Micallef (Stroll).

'Mike Williams: Do you like cities?

Jonathan Ball (Clockfire) recently sat down with Benjamin Miller of The Manitoban to talk about inspiration, education and how to be a writer.