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Check out All these Books with Numbers in their Titles

  We’re at the halfway mark in our Reading Bingo Challenge and since we created this fun challenge, we feel like it’s our duty (and our privilege) to give you reading suggestions. When we started working on this post, we thought it might be a bit difficult to find books with numbers in the titles… [...]

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The Writing Desks of Famous Authors

  Writers find their inspiration all over the place – books, movies, family, friends. but once the story ideas have been germinating for some time, it’s finally time to sit down and write. And where they sit down to write seems to be more or less important depending on the author. The writing desks of [...]

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Book Themed Parties

Who doesn’t love a good party?  The best parties always seem to have a theme, one unifying item that can dictate decor, food and activities. And what is a better than a book themed party? If you are looking for inspiration for your next book-ish party check out our inspiration boards below and leave your [...]

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Books that Will Be Around in 100 Years

Unsurprisingly, we talk about books a lot at our office. Books we are reading now, books we can’t wait to read, books we would never read and of course, our favourite books. Often times we compare classics: who has read Anna Karenina and who hasn’t, or more modern classics like Brave New World or A [...]

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Beyond the Lobby: Random House Canada Offices in Pictures

We’re surrounded by beautiful books all day long at the Random House Canada offices. But we’re also surrounded by quite a few people who display their personalities on their office wall and some amazing book-related paraphernalia. We thought we’d give you a look inside the Random House Canada offices and the cool things we found [...]

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Win A Signed Copy of Yann Martel’s Life of Pi

Back in 2002, we knew that Yann Martel’s Life of Pi was an outstanding read. I guess we weren’t the only ones, because a year and a half ago, it was revealed that this award winning book was going to be adapted into a movie by Academy Award winner Ang Lee. The Life of Pi [...]

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9 Literary Couples that May Surprise You

Romance is not just for characters in novels. These literary couples have stood the test of time and found partners in the solitary act of writing. In my head, I imagine the conversations they have about their books, what they’re reading and their fellow authors. For some of us, that would be heaven on earth. [...]

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8 Great Books into Movies

This Fall’s crop of movies are quite literary. They range from Anna Karenina to Jack Reacher — so there’s something for everyone. Which one are you most likely to see? Or, are you a movie buff who will watch all of them?   1. Life of Pi This movie, based on Yann Martel‘s bestselling novel [...]

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You Be the Judge

We love looking at book covers. And it’s really interesting to see how different countries approach the cover design for the same books. We’ve put our Canadian covers beside covers from the US or UK in the slideshow below. Let us know which ones are your favourites.

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Life of Pi Movie Trailer

Life of Pi Movie Trailer

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