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Yes, the lakes may still be ice-covered, and shrinking snowbanks might yet line the roads, but the spring season in Canada’s western mountains may be the optimal time to board one of the spectacular train excursions to explore the canyons and peaks of Canada’s finest scenery.

After all, it is the time of year when daylight extends well into the evening and busloads of tour groups have yet to clog the attractions.

Tony Westell 1926 - 2017

Posted on April 11 by Kyle in News

We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Tony Westell.

A lifelong newsman and journalist, Anthony Westell joined the Globe and Mail in 1956, becoming a member of the editorial board, and then Ottawa Bureau Chief. He joined the Toronto Star as the national affairs columnist in 1969 and later moved to Carleton University's prestigious Journalism school to teach his profession. Eventually, he moved on to become director of the School of Journalism and Associate Dean of Arts.

The Best Reads for Commonwealth Day 2017

Posted on March 12 by Kyle in News
As multicultural as Canada is, you have to appreciate the range of new international writers you'll discover from either one of these fantastic reads.As difficult as it was, we pick a few of our favourite stories from each book to entice you further.  For an award-winning collection of short stories

Dundurn Publicity Takes on Calgary

Posted on March 8 by Kyle in Events, News

Jaclyn and Kendra headed to Calgary at the end of February for the Alberta Regional Book Fair. While our Ampersand sales team was busy presenting titles to Alberta booksellers, Jaclyn and Kendra were visiting local bookstores, libraries, Chapters stores, and festival contacts!

We kicked off the visit with our Dundurn Breakfast event attended by Calgary authors David Poulsen, Hilliard Macbeth, Shirlee Smith-Matheson, Frank O'Keeffe, and Dennis McConaghy. It was great to meet them in person for the first time and get the low-down on the local book scene.

Women's History Month is a time to recognize and celebrate the contributions of women around the world.

Merna Forster is the author of 100 Canadian Heroines and 100 More Canadian Heroines, the source for all the trivia about to follow. Test what you know of the almost encyclopedic knowledge of Canada's HERstory found in these two books!

Dundurn in Montreal

Posted on March 6 by Kyle in News

Dundurn hit the road in February to visit booksellers in Montreal for the Montreal Book Fair. Enclosed in their rental Fiat, sales manager Synora Van Drine and publicist Michelle Melski battled snowbanks and cold weather to find what they love most: books and booksellers.

The first stop for Synora and Michelle was Bibliophile, an English-language bookstore that has been in business for over thirty years. Inside those cozy walls is a curated collection that is both intimate and wide-reaching. Be sure to sign up to their newsletter for book reviews!

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