Join us in celebrating the launch of the latest addition to our Field Notes series, On Browsing by Jason Guriel (October 4, 2022)! Jason will be appearing at Queen Books in Toronto for a reading and Q&A, hosted by Liz Harmer. The launch will take place on Friday, October 7 at 6PM ET.
Get your copy of On Browsing here!
A defense of the dying art of losing an afternoon—and gaining new appreciation—amidst the bins and shelves of bricks-and-mortar shops.
Written during the pandemic, when the world was marooned at home and consigned to scrolling screens, On Browsing’s essays chronicle what we’ve lost through online shopping, streaming, and the relentless digitization of culture. The latest in the Field Notes series, On Browsing is an elegy for physical media, a polemic in defense of perusing the world in person, and a love letter to the dying practice of scanning bookshelves, combing CD bins, and losing yourself in the stacks.
Jason Guriel is the author of several books, including the verse novel Forgotten Work (Biblioasis 2020). His writing has appeared in Air Mail, The Atlantic, Slate, The New Republic, The Yale Review, The Walrus, Poetry, and elsewhere. He lives in Toronto.