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A Crafty Book Tour, East Coast Edition: Leanne Prain, Betsy Greer, Kim Werker (Oct 2014)

Author-maker-activists Leanne Prain (Strange Material), Betsy Greer (Craftivism) and Kim Werker are touring together across North America this fall. ...more

Leanne Prain: Hot Art Wet City event Oct. 23 (Oct 2014)

Leanne Prain, author of the new craft book Strange Material and co-author of Yarn Bombing, is doing a presentation with Hot Art Wet City in Vancouver on October 23. ...more

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Tin Fish Gourmet

Great Seafood from Cupboard to Table

By (author) Barbara-jo McIntosh
Foreword by Michel Roux

Quick, inventive, stylish recipes featuring all manners of canned seafood. As an ingredient, canned seafood often gets short shrift; it's often considered a mundane filler for salads, casseroles, and sandwiches by ...more

Strange Material

Storytelling through Textiles

By (author) Leanne Prain

The art of storytelling through textiles, exploring the many ways in which narrative can be expressed through cloth and needle. Strange Material explores the relationship between handmade textiles and storytelling. Through ...more


By (author) Julie Maroh
Translated by David Homel

By the author of Blue Is the Warmest Color: a stunning graphic novel on the downfall of a rock legend. Julie Maroh burst onto the scene in 2013 with Blue Is ...more


By (author) Angie Abdou

Angie Abdou's latest: a novel on the complexities of class, gender, parenthood, and desire. Vero and her husband Shane have moved out of the sweet suite above his parents' garage and ...more

Nothing Looks Familiar

By (author) Shawn Syms

Sharp-eyed tales about outsiders, non-conformists, and iconoclasts. In Nothing Looks Familiar, Shawn Syms' debut story collection, characters from a wide swath of society chart paths from places of danger or unhappiness ...more

She of the Mountains

By (author) Vivek Shraya
Illustrated by Raymond Biesinger

A contemporary illustrated queer love story interwoven with a reimagining of Hindu mythology. In the beginning, there is no he. There is no she. Two cells make up one cell. This ...more

The Outer Harbour

By (author) Wayde Compton

An epic first story collection by poet Wayde Compton. In his debut story collection, poet Wayde Compton explores the concept of place and identity in which characters and space merge to ...more

When Everything Feels Like the Movies

By (author) Raziel Reid

An edgy and extravagant YA novel about a glamorous boy named Jude. School is just like a film set: there's The Crew that make things happen, The Extras who fill the ...more


The Art and Craft of Activism

Edited by Betsy Greer

Craftivism is a worldwide movement that operates at the intersection of craft and activism; Craftivism the book is full of inspiration for crafters who want to create works that add ...more

Blue Is the Warmest Color

By (author) Julie Maroh

A New York Times bestseller The live-action French film version of Blue is the Warmest Color won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 2013. Originally published in French as ...more