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Angie Abdou, Shawn Syms at Word on the Street Toronto (Sep 2014)

Angie Abdou (Between) and Shawn Syms (Nothing Looks Familiar) read at Toronto's Word on the Street on September 21. ...more

Real Vancouver presents an evening with Anvil Press and Arsenal Pulp Press (Sep 2014)

The Real Vancouver Writers' Series presents an evening with Anvil Press and Arsenal Pulp Press on September 24 in Vancouver, co-sponsored by the Literary Press Group of Canada. ...more

Featured Titles

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 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

Look Who's Morphing

By (author) Tom Cho

First published to acclaim in Australia, Look Who's Morphing by Asian-Australian writer Tom Cho is a funny, fantastical, often outlandish collection of stories firmly grounded in pop culture. The book's ...more

Gender Failure

By (author) Ivan E. Coyote and Rae Spoon

Being a girl was something that never really happened for me.―Rae Spoon Ivan E. Coyote and Rae Spoon are accomplished, award-winning writers, musicians, and performers; they are also both admitted "gender ...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