- I don’t know about you, but this sure sounds like some attention-getting community outreach: The Newberry Library in Chicago is inviting the public to transcribe early modern texts that “deal with magic—from casting charms to conjuring spirits.” Could you imagine putting “volunteer demon summoning” on your CV?
- Proud Canadian book nerds rejoice—here’s a list of 100 fantastic, must-read books by Canadian authors.
- Copyright is a tricky issue, and due to the notion of “fair dealing,” academia has been a site of much contention. Universities have hugely reduced royalties paid to Canadian authors in the last few years. Read more on why. This is an important read for all readers, writers, students and teachers.
- Check out this list of books that can be life-changing for women.
- Instead of concentrating on sales in Canada, “[Kobo] leveraged being Canadian as a way to international success”. Good to hear that Canadianness still counts!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s instalment of the PQ Weekly Roundup. Remember, feel free to share the most interesting book links you stumble across. Also remember to stop by Detroit’s Eastern Market for the first annual Detroit Book Fest. I’ll be there, with books!
Have a great weekend,