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  • Alternating Current

    by Octavio Paz ...
    In its front-page review of Alternating Current, The New York Times Book Review called Octavio Paz “an intellectual literary one-man band” for his ability to write incisively and with dazzling originality about a wide range of subjects. This collection of his essays is divided into three parts. Part 1 sets forth his credo as an artist and poet, steeped in his knowledge of world literature and ... Read more

    $16.99 CAD $1.99 CAD

  • Quietly Hostile


    by Samantha Irby ...
    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A hilarious new essay collection from #1 bestselling unabashed fan-favorite Samantha Irby invites us to share in the gory particulars of her real life, all that festers behind the glitter and glam."In case you haven’t wet yourself laughing recently…. One of our culture’s greatest humorists is back with another collection.” —Glamour“Has anyone else written so movingly ... Read more

    $13.99 CAD

  • Slouching Towards Bethlehem


    by Joan Didion ...
    The “dazzling” and essential portrayal of 1960s America from the author of South and West and The Year of Magical Thinking (The New York Times).Capturing the tumultuous landscape of the United States, and in particular California, during a pivotal era of social change, the first work of nonfiction from one of American literature’s most distinctive prose stylists is a modern classic.In twenty razor ... Read more

    $17.99 CAD $2.99 CAD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Moronic Inferno

    And Other Visits to America

    by Martin Amis ...
    At the age of ten, when Martin Amis spent a year in Princeton, New Jersey, he was excited and frightened by America. As an adult he has approached that confusing country from many arresting angles, and interviewed its literati, filmmakers, thinkers, opinion makers, leaders and crackpots with characteristic discernment and wit.Included in a gallery of Great American Novelists are Norman Mailer, ... Read more

    $10.99 CAD

  • Petit éloge du petit déjeuner

    "Prendre ensemble le petit déjeuner, c’est forcément partager bien plus qu’un repas : il y flotte des restes de rêves, des lambeaux de sommeil, la nostalgie des draps ou de la chaleur de la couette ; le corps encore engourdi enchaîne les gestes automatiques, le visage n’a pas eu le temps de reprendre le masque du travail, un soupçon de maladresse fait s’entrechoquer les tasses et les couverts, et ... Read more

    $3.49 CAD

  • Love's Executioner

    & Other Tales of Psychotherapy

    A NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLERAn “utterly absorbing” collection of ten classic tales from the therapist’s chair by renowned psychiatrist and **best-selling author Irvin D. Yalom (**Newsday)Why was Saul tormented by three unopened letters from Stockholm? What made Thelma spend her whole life raking over a long-past love affair? How did Carlos's macho fantasies help him deal w... ... Read more

    $16.99 CAD

  • The View from the Cheap Seats

    Selected Nonfiction

    by Neil Gaiman ...
    An enthralling collection of nonfiction essays on a myriad of topics—from art and artists to dreams, myths, and memories—observed in #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman’s probing, amusing, and distinctive style.An inquisitive observer, thoughtful commentator, and assiduous craftsman, Neil Gaiman has long been celebrated for the sharp intellect and startling imagination that informs ... Read more

    $14.99 CAD

  • Écrits vagabonds

    Translated by Sophie Lem ...
    by Carlo Rovelli ...
    series Champs sciences
    Esprit libre, scientifique de renom, curieux de philosophie, Carlo Rovelli est aussi un formidable conteur. Sa curiosité l’amène à s’interroger sur le monde qui nous entoure, sur la nature du temps qui passe, jusqu’aux grandes questions philosophiques. Il rassemble ses réflexions dans ces Écrits vagabonds, un recueil de textes accessibles, composés au long cours, qui va des trous noirs à la Lolita ... Read more

    $17.99 CAD

  • I Kid You Not!

    Chronicles of an Ordinary Family

    by Lesley Crewe ...
    Bestselling author of The Spoon Stealer brings more of her sharp Cape Breton wit to the follow-up non-fiction collection to Leacock–longlisted Are You Kidding Me?! I Kid You Not! is a follow-up to bestselling author Lesley Crewe’s first hit column-and-essay collection, Are You Kidding Me?! Here Lesley is hilarious and insightful as ever, giving us her take on everything from hockey to wildlife to ... Read more

    $9.99 CAD

  • Under the Duvet

    Deluxe Edition - British Book Awards Author of the Year 2022

    by Marian Keyes ...
    **Get comfortable, sink under the covers and dip into the hilarious Under the Duvet: Deluxe Edition for a behind-the-scenes glimpse into bestselling author Marian Keyes' life . . .'A must-read for all. Keyes' funny and poignant tales will have you chuckling'** Heat________'Let's get one thing straight: I'm not an outdoorsy type. If I was offered the choice between white-water rafting and being ... Read more

    $10.99 CAD

  • These Precious Days


    by Ann Patchett ...
    The beloved New York Times bestselling author reflects on home, family, friendships and writing in this deeply personal collection of essays."The elegance of Patchett’s prose is seductive and inviting: with Patchett as a guide, readers will really get to grips with the power of struggles, failures, and triumphs alike." —Publisher's Weekly“Any story that starts will also end.” As a writer, Ann ... Read more

    $11.99 CAD

  • Burning Questions

    Essays and Occasional Pieces, 2004-2021

    From cultural icon Margaret Atwood comes a brilliant collection of essays--funny, erudite, endlessly curious, uncannily prescient--which seek answers to Burning Questions such as:Why do people everywhere, in all cultures, tell stories?How much of yourself can you give away without evaporating?How can we live on our planet?Is it true? And is it fair?What do zombies have to do with authoritarianism ... Read more

    $16.99 CAD

  • The Anthropocene Reviewed

    Essays on a Human-Centered Planet

    by John Green ...
    “Masterful. The Anthropocene Reviewed is a beautiful, timely book about the human condition—and a timeless reminder to pay attention to your attention.” —Adam Grant, #1 bestselling author of Think Again and host of the podcast Re:ThinkingInstant #1 bestseller! A deeply moving collection of personal essays from John Green, the author of The Fault in Our Stars and Turtles All the Way Down.“Glorious. ... Read more

    $16.99 CAD $13.99 CAD

  • The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2022

    series Best American
    A collection of the best science and nature articles written in 2021, selected by guest editor renowned marine biologist Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and series editor Jaime Green.Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, renowned marine biologist and co-founder of the All We Can Save climate initiative, compiles the best science and nature writing of the year. ... Read more

    $11.99 CAD $2.99 CAD

  • The Rub of Time

    Bellow, Nabokov, Hitchens, Travolta, Trump: Essays and Reportage, 1994-2017

    by Martin Amis ...
    The definitive collection of essays and reportage written during the past thirty years from one of most provocative and widely read writers--with new commentary by the author.For more than thirty years, Martin Amis has turned his keen intellect and unrivaled prose loose on an astonishing range of topics--politics, sports, celebrity, America, and, of course, literature. Now, at last, these ... Read more

    $13.99 CAD


    Comment devenir prince et comment le rester !L'ouvrage ne donne pas de conseils moraux au prince au bien contraire il conseille dans certains cas des actions contraires aux bonnes mœurs.Il a été souvent accusé d'immoralisme, donnant lieu à l'épithète « machiavélique ».Tous les rois et les dictateurs de tout bord et de tout temps se sont largement inspirés du Prince de Machiavel.Livre de chevet des ... Read more

    $1.37 CAD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Selected Writings

    Poet, visionary, short-story writer and autobiographer, Gérard de Nerval (1808-1855) explored the uncertain borderlines between dream and reality, irony and madness, autobiography and fiction with his groundbreaking writings. This comprehensive selection of his works includes 'Aurélia', the memoir of his madness; the haunting novella of love and memory 'Sylvie' (considered to be a masterpiece by ... Read more

    $12.99 CAD

  • Happy-Go-Lucky

    by David Sedaris ...
    David Sedaris, the “champion storyteller,” (Los Angeles Times) returns with his first new collection of personal essays since the bestselling CalypsoBack when restaurant menus were still printed on paper, and wearing a mask—or not—was a decision made mostly on Halloween, David Sedaris spent his time doing normal things. As Happy-Go-Lucky opens, he is learning to shoot guns with his sister, ... Read more

    $19.99 CAD

  • The Best of Me

    by David Sedaris ...
    **“Genius… It is miraculous to read these pieces… You must read The Best of Me.” —Andrew Sean Greer, New York Times Book ReviewA New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice**A CNN and Christian Science Monitor Best Book of the MonthFor more than twenty-five years, David Sedaris has been carving out a unique literary space, virtually creating his own genre. A Sedaris story may seem confessional, but ... Read more

    $16.99 CAD

  • It Came from the Closet

    Queer Reflections on Horror

    Through the lens of horror—from Halloween to Hereditary—queer and trans writers consider the films that deepened, amplified, and illuminated their own experiences.Horror movies hold a complicated space in the hearts of the queer community: historically misogynist, and often homo- and transphobic, the genre has also been inadvertently feminist and open to subversive readings. Common tropes—such as ... Read more

    $25.99 CAD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Monkeyluv

    And Other Essays on Our Lives as Animals

    **How do imperceptibly small differences in the environment change one’s behavior? What is the anatomy of a bad mood? Does stress shrink our brains? What does People magazine’s list of America’s “50 Most Beautiful People” teach us about nature and nurture? What makes one organism sexy to another? What makes one orgasm different from another? Who will be the winner in the genetic war between the ... Read more

    $18.99 CAD

  • Sunshine State


    by Sarah Gerard ...
    Longlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay • F****inalist for the Southern Book PrizeA *New York Times*Critics’ Best Books of the Year • An NPR Best Book of the Year • A NYLON Best Nonfiction Book of the Year • A Buzzfeed Best Nonfiction Book of the Year • An Entrophy Magazine Best Non-Fiction Book of t... ... Read more

    $11.99 CAD

  • Wolfish

    Wolf, Self, and the Stories We Tell About Fear

    by Erica Berry ...
    For fans of Helen MacDonald’s H is for Hawk and Mary Roach, Erica Berry’s WOLFISH blends science, history, and cultural criticism in a years-long journey to understand our myths about wolves, and track one legendary wolf, OR-7, from the Wallowa Mountains of OregonA Most Anticipated Book of 2023: TIME, Los Angeles Times, Vulture, Salon, Bustle, Los Angeles Times, The Rumpus, Financial Times, Reader ... Read more

    $16.99 CAD

  • How to Win an Indian Election

    What Political Parties Don’t Want You to Know

    What role do political consultants play in election campaigns? How are political parties using technological tools such as data analytics, surveys and alternative media to construct effective, micro-targeted campaigns? How does the use of money impact election results? What aids in the en masse dissemination of divisive propaganda and fake news? What does it take to win an election in India today? ... Read more

    $4.99 CAD