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What the heck is left to do in the new normal
Businesses are opening up, and life is coming back into London as the community heads back to school and the workplace. Read more

Book-lovers assemble
Before there was life-changing moving pictures, books were the source of entertainment that could bring solace on a rainy day. Read more

In conversation with author Alicia Elliott
An energizing conversation about life with award-winning author Alicia Elliott. Read more

The empowering moments in Michelle Obama's <em>Becoming</em>
With the recent passing of former First Lady Michelle Obama's 56th birthday, I thought it only necessary to discuss Obama and her inspirational memoir, BecomingRead more

How using the library can help you save money
Libraries are an underrated way to explore your hobbies, add to your skill set and save money. Read more

Books to help with your mental health
Reading fictional books can help you escape to a new world and focus on the characters' problems, while forgetting about your own for a second. Read more

All about the English light novel boom
What is a light novel? It's a novel published in Japan with the word count of an American novel,about 50,000 words, but is the size of an old pocketbook. Read more

How to make the most out of your summer
With only a few weeks left of the semester, it's easy to think of all the things you are NOT going to do once the school year wraps up. Read more

Let's 'book in' for the new spring season
Spring means lots of new titles gracing the shelves of your favourite bookstores. Read more

Grand Theatre to show North American stage premiere of <em>Room</em>
A North American stage adaptation of London-based writer Emma Donoghue's bestselling 2010 novel, Room, will premiere at the Grand Theatre in March 2020. Read more

The Marrow Thieves inspires community activities for One Book One London
This winter, the London Public Library hosts its third annual One Book One London program, which will be featuring The Marrow Thieves. Read more

A gift guide for writers and authors
Writing is often considered to be an art and therefore, writers turn out to be quite a fussy bunch. In these cold times where snow begins to seclude them to their dim, warm corners by the fire to last out the winter, inspire the writers in your life with the following five Christmas gift ideas. Read more

Grass-Fed offers a plate of homegrown satire
The main characters in Aaron Schneider's book, Grass-Fed, are just like any other academic, artist, businessman, talk show host, and retired hockey player you may know. Read more

Fanshawe author offers words of wisdom
Cop House, Sam Shelstad's first published book, is a collection of short stories written in a darkly humourous tone, many of which come from unique or unusual perspectives. Read more

Playing with Matches ignites a story that's hot to the touch
Playing with Matches is a real treat and captures a rare look into the brain and world of a young New Yorker who's trying to navigate life on her own terms as best as she can. Read more

Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle brings a comedic twist to getting some Zzzs.
Manga author Kagiji Kumanomata, brings together a tale of sleepy shenanigans that will make you rethink what it means to get some sleep. Read more

Lost Boy brings a darker spin to our beloved Peter Pan story
Christina Henry brings readers a darker prequel to the original Peter Pan, an origin story about one of the most well-known fictional pirates, Captain James Hook. Read more

Fanshawe library features books with strong messages
The Fanshawe library recently adorned their display station over the past couple of weeks with books celebrating both Freedom to Read Week and International Women's Day. Read more

Some must-read books to get your hands on over the holiday break
The holidays are fast approaching and that means one thing: time to cozy up with a hot cup of tea and a great book. Entering bookstores can sometimes be a little overwhelming, since there is usually a ton of choice and it can be hard to find what it is that you're looking for. Here are some ideas for the hottest holiday reads and gifts that your loved ones will be sure to love. Read more

Book lover's guide for this holiday season
Winter is the best time of year to curl up with a book on a cold night with a cup of warm cocoa. Why not enjoy one of the books from this list of recommendations this holiday season? Read more

Tapas: A place to read or publish
Tapas offers all that you want. With a great community of authors and artists, anyone searching for a new comic or novel to read will love Tapas. Read more

A blend of romance and comedy in Four Weddings and a Sixpence: An Anthology
Based off an old rhyme for brides, authors Julia Quinn, Stefanie Sloane, Elizabeth Boyle and Laure Lee Guhrke spin together a romantic tale of chiming wedding bells in Four Weddings and a Sixpence: An Anthology. Read more

2017 Book List
Looking for something fun and interesting to read? Have a look at these new releases that might just catch your fancy and have you stuck in their world for a couple of hours. Read more

Cooking is not as innocent as it seems in Macauley's The Cook
Wayne Macauley's novel The Cook has just the right amount of social satire to make it a quick read while still provoking thought about the food and service industry. Read more

The ultimate bookwork bookstore guide
Would you rather be reading a book above anything else? Do you decline going out on weekends just to spend time with a special book? Are you always having to convince your friends that the book is always better than the movie? Read more

Gone Girl presents alternative facts of marriage
Gillian Flynn's novel Gone Girl is an electrifying thriller with a perfect mix of underlying media commentary. The title of the book should be familiar as a film adaptation was released in 2014 starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. Read more

Dealing with workplace conformity in Jonas Karlsson's The Room
It's no surprise that a lot of fiction has been written on the topic of office culture considering the number of people who spend most of their lives working there. Read more

The consequences of immortality: looking at Drew Magary's The Postmortal
What would really happen if immortality were achieved? Drew Magary's novel The postmortal offers a bleak, if not painfully realistic, look at the implications of eternal life. Read more

Book lover's gift guide
One of the best parts about the holidays is receiving new books to read. London has numerous amounts of unique smaller bookstores. Whether that person on your list is into science fiction, romance, classic literature or comics, or is looking for the latest read, there is something for everyone at these bookstores. Read more

The little-big things you never remark before they strike
Let's imagine that you've decided to put money on an event with a random outcome. For example, someone tosses a coin, and you need to guess whether it's head or tail. Sounds simple, isn't it? Read more

A book for everyone and no one
Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for All and None is a book that you will either really like, or will not want to read another word. There is no in between. Read more

Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
Fight Club really fights with your common sense but deals with it in a great way. No doubt, it is one of the least realistic books written in realism style. But in addition to this, it's still smart, wild and wide awake. Read more

Martin Eden by Jack London
In his fresh and engaging manner, Jack London tells us a story of a group of amazing individuals who suffer great losses, but also have great successes. With the magic of London's words, we start to relate to Martin Eden himself, start to feel the emotions he feels. Read more

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
Some people say that we can reach the peak of pleasure from reading only when we recognize our own thoughts being written by the author and this is what happens in Siddhartha. Read more


H.P. Lovecraft's Call of Cthulhu
Maybe one of the most important things, which distinguish good books from the bad ones, is ambience. Ambience plays a role in attracting us to whatever we read which can hardly be overestimated. Read more

A book on how we stray, why we stray and what it means
A great and a rare example of truly intriguing popular-science book, Sex at Dawn (2010) may be considered one of the most comprehensive studies on human sexuality of recent times. Read more


A review of Jorge Luis Borges' selected tales
There are few of us who have heard of Jorge Luis Borges, an Argentinian short-story writer who lived and worked in the early 20th century. Read more

Local independent bookstore moves to Richmond Row
Local store owner Vanessa Brown stands amongst the stacks of books in the new location of independent book retailer Brown & Dickson. Brown and her business partner Jason Dickson moved into their Richmond Row shop Sept. 3 and the community response has been positive. Read more

Gone are the girls on the train
Lovers of Gone Girl rejoice; The Girl on the Train will fill your void for unlikeable characters, murder and supremely dysfunctional relationships. Read more

Read it before it's released: Summer blockbusters and the books that inspired them
Some can't read a book if they've already seen the movie. Save yourself from missing out on some great reads and pick up a copy of one of these books before the movie comes out. Read more

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