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"TikTok made my buy it" table at Bolen Books. Photo by Maya Linsley.

Viral books: BookTok’s impact on the business of books

In October 2020, young adult novelist Gabrielle Prendergast made a TikTok account. Its initial purpose was to celebrate an unexpected success: her novel, Zero Repeat Forever, was hitting top charts…
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Indigenous-owned Massy Books is more than just a neighborhood bookstore

Store provides community spaces that work to disseminate Indigenous knowledge and forms of expression. Massy Books is not your typical bookstore. As one of only a small number of Indigenous…

The single introvert’s Valentine’s Day book review

Make a book your main squeeze this February There’s no worse combination than being an introvert and single on Valentine’s Day. It doesn’t help if both your roomates have girlfriends,…

UVic writers inspire a new generation

UVic’s Writing Department celebrated its Annual Faculty Reading Night on September 23rd and, as always, it was a hoot.

Tealeaf readings at the Calico Cat Teahouse

At the Calico Cat Teahouse in Nanaimo, diners can sample the usual fair of soup and sandwiches; however, if you want an extra experience, you can make a reservation to…

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