Every Friday, the PQ Weekly Roundup collects the most shared links in our social media network—bookish articles, reviews, quizzes, recommendations and more—in convenient digest form.
- Most of us are probably inclined to believe that reading books every day is a must, but science is chiming in with four reasons why daily reading is good for us.
- An unprecedented number of New York Times reporters are taking leave to write books, but who’s left to report on the news?
- We have more information at our fingertips than ever before, so why is it that we’re constantly falling for lies? On the nature of power, truth and storytelling.
- I love visiting Chicago, so I couldn’t resist sharing this piece on the transformation of Chicago’s literary landscape. But I think what I like best is the acknowledgement that our reason for walking into a bookstore isn’t always to buy a book.
- Finally, the time has come! If you haven’t had the chance to visit the Porcupine’s Quill in Erin, Ontario, (or even if you have) you’re invited to stop by the shop. See how all the printing and publishing magic happens in person on Saturday, June 8, or take a virtual tour.
Don’t forget: yumart in Toronto is hosting an exhibition of the work of Leon Rooke, and the opening reception on June 1 is a great opportunity not only to see some fantastic visual art, but also to hear Leon’s impressive reading skills and pick up a copy of The House on Major Street.
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