Books & Bookstores
"Books are one of the cornerstones of civilisation. They are where potentially all of human knowledge is set down. They are a very ancient technology that is entirely valid today, despite the internet and so on." | Luke Johnson as quoted in theBookseller.com
Changes in the Book Trade
- "Changes in the Book Trade" discusses the changing face of the book industry and the impact deep discounting and super-bookstores will have on writers' chances of getting published.
Books, Book Reviews & On-line Bookstores
Books and Literacy Advocacy
- National Poetry Month () (April) brings together schools, publishers, booksellers, literary organizations, libraries, and poets across the country to celebrate poetry and its vital place in Canada's culture. Communities and businesses participate through readings, festivals, book displays, and other events.
- Freedom to Read Week () (February) is an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed them under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
- National Adult Literacy Database ().
Bookstores and the Book Industry
- www.chapters.indigo.ca () offers book searches on even rare and out-of-print books and an ISBN search utility.
- Advanced Book Exchange () offers book search capabilities from over 1,441 bookstores on every inhabited continent from this virtual bookstore located in Victoria, B.C. Create a free user ID and save up to 100 book "wants." A glossary of book terms helps you to get around the jargon of the book trade.
- Northwest Passages () is a Canadian literature bookstore and resource for readers, scholars, and students.
- AddALL is a book searching and price comparison site.
- BookWire — book/author/event information.
- IndieBound (formerly BookWeb) is home to the American Booksellers Association.
- The Danforth Review () focuses on the Canadian small press scene.
- Book Reviews — Quill & Quire ().
- Book Reviews — The Globe and Mail ().
- The American Library Association's Booklist Online offers bi-weekly reviews of the latest book releases, the latest electronic media releases, feature articles, and a newly developed cumulative index.
Books You Can Read On-line
- The E-Book Directory () for the finest in e-literature from around the world.
- Bartleby.com — great books online.
- John Adcox's Virtual Library links to sites offering literary classics that you can read on-line.
Updated: February 16, 2013