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IN THE MEDIA: Pheby & Coluccio & Carrión & Ondjaki

April is the Kirkus month In a terrific April 3 review, Kirkus calls Alexander Pheby’s Playthings “A highly detailed, emotional plunge into the mind of a disturbed man…. An intense, immersive reading experience that provides real insight into those afflicted with severe mental illness.” Playthings is a visceral, darkly comic portrait of severe mental illness based […]

IN THE MEDIA: Brode, Huebert, Cooper

Look, Ma, we’re in the legislative assembly! At last Thursday’s meeting of the Ontario Legislative Assembly, MPP Percy Hatfield (Windsor—Tecumseh) secured a 90-second Member’s  Statement to honour three authors with Windsor connections who were shortlisted for the 2017 Speaker’s Book Award. Among them, our very own Patrick Brode, whose Border Cities Powerhouse: The Rise of […]

IN THE MEDIA: Ray Robertson

“A Vintage Treat” Ray Robertson’s 1979, a novel about a Chatham paperboy who comes back from the dead, continues reminding readers how old they are recapturing the halcyon days of youth. The Winnipeg Free Press writes, “As Robertson traces Tom’s coming of age, he explores themes of innocence lost, wisdom gained and learning to forgive […]

IN THE MEDIA: New Events + New Releases + New Reviews!

Years, Months, and Days and envelopes and tape and mailing labels Amanda Jernigan’s new book has arrived and the Bibliognomes are busy spreading the word. Years, Months, and Days is a transfiguration of Die Gemeinschaftliche Liedersammlung—a collection of Protestant hymns originally compiled by a Pennsylvanian-born Swiss-German Mennonite—into heart-breaking lyric poems that bridge secular spirituality and holy […]

IN THE MEDIA: Biblioasis Round-Up

They say his face got stuck like that Happy Pub Day to Ray Robertson, whose novel 1979 hit shelves in Canada March 6. He talks to Metro News about factory towns and adolescence, and in his hometown paper, Chatham Daily News, he remembers the urban myth his father told to scare him. Welcome Back, Iconoclast […]

IN THE MEDIA: Biblioasis Round-Up

Shakedown 1979  Cool kids may never have the time, but we here at the Bibliomanse certainly do. Not that we’re not incredibly cool. Really we’re the coolest, because we’ve got the first copies of Ray Robertson’s latest novel. Set in Chatham, Ontario, 1979 is the story of thirteen-year-old Tom Buzby, whose dad is the local […]

IN THE MEDIA: Zolitude by Paige Cooper

MARCH 1ST sees the release of the first new Biblioasis title of 2018: Paige Cooper’s debut short story collection Zolitude. Despite having not hit the shelves yet, Zolitude has already attracted rave reviews (are reviewers psychic!? HOW DO THEY DO THIS oh wait advanced copies nevermind y’all we’re cool). Here’s what Quill & Quire, The […]

IN CONVERSATION with Paige Cooper

Can you tell us more about yourself and your writing? I used to be middle-class, I used to work in the music industry, I used to be a librarian for a railroad. I learned how to lie five years ago, I learned how to be addicted to smoking a year ago, I learned that sports […]

IN THE MEDIA: Biblioasis Roundup

A Black History Month Announcement: Biblioasis is proud to announce that this fall we will publish The Long Road Continues (Oct 23, 2018) by Irene Moore Davis, a transnational history of the movement and lives of Black populations across the US/Canada borders with a special focus on our beloved Windsor/Detroit. This groundbreaking book — part […]

In House: Inside the Biblioasis Book-Binding Party

It’s a busy time in the Bibliomanse. The immediate task (on top of production, marketing, arranging tours, getting all the holiday orders out, getting the spring season into a shape that doesn’t make us all want to open-mouth sob, etc.) is the production of handcrafted chapbooks. Against Amazon is a short manifesto written by Biblioasis author […]