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  • Chronicles of a Liquid Society

    by Umberto Eco ...
    The acclaimed author examines our contemporary world—from technology to politics and pop culture—in this collection of essays written for L’Espresso.Umberto Eco was an international cultural superstar. In this, his last collection, the celebrated essayist and novelist observes the changing world around him with irrepressible curiosity and philosophical insight. He illuminates the contemporary ... Read more

    $1.99 CAD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Rainbow Comes and Goes

    A Mother and Son on Life, Love, and Loss

    #1 New York Times BestsellerA touching and intimate correspondence between Anderson Cooper and his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, offering timeless wisdom and a revealing glimpse into their livesThe Rainbow Comes and Goes is a charming, intimate and fascinating collection of correspondence between broadcaster and #1 New York Times bestselling author Anderson Cooper and his mother, the celebrated ... Read more

    $11.99 CAD $1.99 CAD

  • Don't Call Me Princess

    Essays on Girls, Women, Sex and Life

    The New York Times bestselling author of Girls & Sex and Cinderella Ate My Daughter delivers her first ever collection of essays—funny, poignant, deeply personal and sharply observed pieces, drawn from three decades of writing, which trace girls’ and women’s progress (or lack thereof) in what Orenstein once called a “half-changed world.”Named one of the “40 women who changed the media business in ... Read more

    $11.99 CAD $1.99 CAD

  • The Best American Food Writing 2023

    Series series Best American
    "Excellent....Taken as a whole, the volume moves beyond food’s sensory pleasures to investigate it as a cultural vessel, a symbol of inequality, and more. It’s a standout addition to the series." —Publisher's Weekly (starred review)A collection of the year’s top food writing, selected by prolific food writer and author of How to Cook Everything Mark Bittman."In almost any culture, at any time, you ... Read more

    $11.99 CAD $2.99 CAD

  • Baggage

    Tales from a Fully Packed Life

    by Alan Cumming ...
    "An intimate look at the making of a man, an actor, an advocate—and most importantly—a happy human being. A wonderful book that is funny, honest, fearless, and generous in its vulnerability." —Douglas Stuart, Booker Prize-winning author of Shuggie BainThere is absolutely no logical reason why I am here. The life trajectory my nationality and class and circumstances portended for me was not even ... Read more

    $17.99 CAD $1.99 CAD

  • Moranifesto

    by Caitlin Moran ...
    When Caitlin Moran sat down to choose her favorite pieces for her new book, she realized that they all shared a common theme—the same old problems and the same old ass-hats. Then she thought of the word “Moranifesto,” and she knew what she had to do. . . .This is Caitlin’s engaging and amusing rally-ing call for our times. Combining the best of her recent columns with new writing exclusive to this ... Read more

    $13.99 CAD $1.99 CAD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • I'll Show Myself Out

    Essays on Midlife and Motherhood

    by Jessi Klein ...
    An instant New York Times bestseller, I'll Show Myself Out is the eagerly anticipated second essay collection from Jessi Klein, author of the acclaimed debut You’ll Grow Out of It.Longlisted for the PEN Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay“Sometimes I think about how much bad news there is to tell my kid, the endlessly long, looping CVS receipt scroll of truly terrible things that ... Read more

    $11.99 CAD

  • Understanding History

    And Other Essays

    Essays on topics from nuclear physics to the role of faith in society from the Nobel Prize–winning philosopher.Originally written in 1943 and published in 1957 by Philosophical Library, Inc, these vigorous essays from one of the most distinguished minds of our time reveal several facets of the English philosopher’s thought. The title piece exposes the deadliness of the academic approach to the ... Read more

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  • The Vinyl Cafe Notebooks

    by Stuart McLean ...
    Selected from 15 years of radio-show archives and re-edited by the author, this onderfully eclectic essay collection gives a glimpse into the thoughtful mind at work behind The Vinyl Cafe. From meditations on peacekeeping to praise for the toothpick, The Vinyl Cafe Notebooks runs the gamut from considered argument to light-hearted opinion. Whether McLean is visiting a forgotten corner of the ... Read more

    $6.99 CAD

  • Inciting Joy


    by Ross Gay ...
    From Ross Gay, the New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Delights, comes an intimate and electrifying collection of essays about the joy that comes from connection. “BRILLIANT.” —Ada Limón, U.S. poet laureateIn these gorgeously written and timely pieces, prizewinning poet and author Gay considers the joy we incite when we care for each other, especially during life’s inevitable ... Read more

    $17.99 CAD $3.99 CAD

  • The Writing Life

    by Annie Dillard ...
    "For nonwriters, it is a glimpse into the trials and satisfactions of a life spent with words. For writers, it is a warm, rambling, conversation with a stimulating and extraordinarily talented colleague." — Chicago TribuneFrom Pulitzer Prize-winning Annie Dillard, a collection that illuminates the dedication and daring that characterizes a writer's life.In these short essays, Annie Dillard—the ... Read more

    $11.99 CAD

  • Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for Everyone and Nobody

    A Book for Everyone and Nobody

    Translated by Graham Parkes ...
    Series series Oxford World's Classics
    'The profoundest book there is, born from the innermost richness of truth, an inexhaustible well into which no bucket descends without coming up with gold and goodness.' Thus Spoke Zarathustra (1885) was Nietzsche's own favourite among all his books and has proved to be his most popular, having sold millions of copies in many different languages. In it he addresses the problem of how to live a ... Read more

    $8.99 CAD

  • I've Tried Being Nice


    by Ann Leary ...
    New York Times bestselling author Ann Leary offers a literary feast of humor and wisdom told from the perspective of a recovering people pleaser.Having arrived at a certain age (her prime), Ann Leary casts a wry backward glance at a life spent trying—and often failing—to be nice. With wit and surprising candor, Leary recounts the bedlam of home bat invasions, an obsession with online personality ... Read more

    $20.99 CAD

  • Introduction à la vie sans fin

    Les vingt-cinq courts textes de Vincent Lambert réunis sous le titre envoûtant Introduction à la vie sans fin forment une sorte de grand roman initiatique de l’ère contemporaine. Ils interrogent notre rapport au monde à partir de sujets tantôt minuscules, tantôt majuscules, alternant entre des scènes de la vie quotidienne et les questions qui agitent l’humanité depuis la nuit des temps et plus ... Read more

    $19.99 CAD

  • Pretty Bitches

    On Being Called Crazy, Angry, Bossy, Frumpy, Feisty, and All the Other Words That Are Used to Undermine Women

    These empowering essays from leading women writers examine the power of the gendered language that is used to diminish women -- and imagine a more liberated world.Words matter. They wound, they inflate, they define, they demean. They have nuance and power. "Effortless," "Sassy," "Ambitious," "Aggressive": What subtle digs and sneaky implications are conveyed when women are described with words ... Read more

    $21.99 CAD

  • The Essays of Montaigne (Illustrated + Active TOC)

    FEATURES:• Includes beautiful artworks and illustrations• Active Table of Contents for an easy navigation within the book• Manually coded and crafted by professionals for highest formatting quality and standardsCheck out ngims Publishing's other illustrated literary classics. The vast majority of our books have original illustrations, navigable Table of Contents, and are fully formatted. Browse ... Read more

    $1.24 CAD

  • False Papers

    Essays on Exile and Memory

    by André Aciman ...
    Essays on memory by the author of Our of Egypt"We remember not because we have something we wish to go back to, nor because memories are all we have. We remember because memory is our most intimate, most familiar gesture. Most people are convinced I love Alexandria. In truth, I love remembering Alexandria. For it is not Alexandria that is beautiful. Remembering is beautiful."Celebrated as one of ... Read more

    $12.99 CAD

  • Inconnu à cette adresse

    Translated by Michèle Lévy-Bram ...
    Ils sont tous deux allemands. L’un est juif, l’autre non, et leur amitié semble indéfectible. Ils s’expatrient pour fonder ensemble une galerie d’art en Californie, mais, en 1932, Martin rentre en Allemagne. Au fil de leurs échanges épistolaires, Max devient le témoin impuissant d’une contamination morale sournoise et terrifiante : Martin semble peu à peu gagné par l’idéologie du IIIe Reich. Le ... Read more

    $7.99 CAD

  • Moby-Dick

    Including the D. H. Lawrence's critique of Moby-Dick

    Herman Melville's masterpiece, Moby-Dick, is a profound exploration of obsession, revenge, and the nature of humanity. Written in a unique blend of narrative styles including adventure, philosophy, and symbolic allegory, the novel is set against the backdrop of a whaling voyage led by the vengeful Captain Ahab. Melville's rich descriptive language brings the dangers and wonders of the sea to life, ... Read more

    $2.99 CAD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Only Dull People Are Brilliant at Breakfast

    by Oscar Wilde ...
    Series series Penguin Little Black Classics
    'It would be unfair to expect other people to be as remarkable as oneself'Wilde's celebrated witticisms on the dangers of sincerity, duplicitous biographers, the stupidity of the English - and his own genius.One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and ... Read more

    $1.99 CAD

  • Underland

    A Deep Time Journey

    Follow Robert Macfarlane to the furthest corners of the globe....A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERWINNER OF THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2019WINNER OF THE STANFORD DOLMAN TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2020'You'd be crazy not to read this book' The Sunday TimesA Guardian Best Book of the 21st CenturyIn Underland, Robert Macfarlane takes us on... ... Read more

    $10.99 CAD

  • Lettres inédites

    Lettres au comte de Mercy 1771-1792

    Marie-Antoinette était-elle une intrigante aux ordres de l’Autriche, une femme de l’ombre prête à tout pour nuire à la France, comme la dépeint une certaine légende noire, ou une pauvre créature dépassée par les événements ? Elle a été présentée comme l’une et l’autre selon les convictions des historiens eux-mêmes, souvent plus soucieux de raconter leur vision de la fin de l’Ancien Régime que de ... Read more

    $22.99 CAD $5.99 CAD

  • The Book of Dads

    Essays on the Joys, Perils, and Humiliations of Fatherhood

    by Ben George ...
    At turns humorous, irreverent, poignant and tender, The Book of Dads brings together twenty well-known and beloved writers on the subject of fatherhood, offering fathers—or anyone who has been or loved a parent—unrivaled insights into the complexity of fatherhood as it's experienced now. It is a literary reader for the contemporary dad, hip and on point, but with an eye toward becoming a classic ... Read more

    $11.99 CAD $1.99 CAD

  • The Screwtape Letters

    by C. S. Lewis ...
    "The Screwtape Letters" by C.S. Lewis is a thought-provoking and satirical novel that takes the form of a series of letters from a senior demon, Screwtape, to his nephew, Wormwood, who is a junior tempter. The letters serve as a guide on how to corrupt and lead a human soul away from virtue and towards damnation. Set against the backdrop of World War II, the novel explores the nature of good and ... Read more

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