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A Short History of the Book Cover – Part 1

The Alcuin Awards, which celebrate the finest book design in the country, take place on April 4. They got us thinking: when did the old adage, “don’t judge a book by its cover” begin—and what is the history of such an important part of the industry today?

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Thank You for Supporting Whisky & Words

We are overwhelmed by the support we received at this year’s Whisky & Words, our annual fundraiser.

With more than 350 people filling  Performance Works in support of the Vancouver Writers Fest’s youth education programming, this was our very first sold-out year!

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Celebrating Patrick Lane

To hear of the loss of any colleague in this close-knit, emotive industry is always affecting. Sometimes, a writer leaving us strikes deeper, stirring a profound sadness from all corners of literature, and reminding us of the precious, precocious nature of life just as their work did.

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Literature & Libations

A dram, a tip, a nip, a splash, a finger or a spot: there are many names for the ubiquitous spirit, often the tipple of choice for some of the world’s most celebrated authors, from Fitzgerald to Hemingway.

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