Books and Book Launches

Updated: May 6

AMAZE; A McGill A to Z Experience

The recording of the creation of this unique book is now available:

AMAZE: A McGill A to A Experience Book Launch - YouTube


In 2020, the McGill Library put together a truly remarkable book – AMAZE; a McGill A-Z Experience. With visual treats and moveable surprises at the turn of every page, AMAZE will inspire interactive moments of wonder with McGill's extraordinary collections. Brilliant paper engineers from Papersmyths breathed life into 26 alphabetical wonders from the library collections. Artworks, graphics, books, and manuscripts leap from the page in this moveable, interactive book. The book showcases a playful way of engaging with the collections – making them accessible to all. Whether you open the book for the wonder of the pop-up printing press or the details of an ancient anatomy text, this adult-oriented alphabet book will take you on a journey from A to Z with some delightful surprises along the way. The book is now available for sale online at McGill's Le James Bookstore.


Join us for the launch of the McGill Library's latest publication. Registration required:

https://www.mcgill.ca/library/channels/event/virtual-book-launch-amaze-mcgill-z-experience-328504

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The Butcher of Park Ex

https://www.guernicaeditions.com/title/9781771834919


How well do you remember the neighborhood you grew up in? Well, for one Greek-Montrealer, his stomping grounds of Park Extension were filled with so many special people, places and memories over 35 years, that he documented some of them. We hear from Andreas Kessaris, the author of The Butcher of Park Ex.

Andreas is interviewed by Sabrina Marandola on CBC’s Let’s Go:

https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-383-lets-go/clip/15832168-the-butcher-park-ex

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The Great Indoors

Journalist Emily Anthes set out to explore the buildings we spend our time in - from our homes to office buildings to stores and restaurants - and how those spaces affect us, because she knew how much time we collectively spend indoors. Then the pandemic hit, shuttering us all in even more. She speaks with Piya Chattopadhyay about her uncannily well-timed book, "The Great Indoors: The Surprising Science of How Buildings Shape Our Behavior, Health, and Happiness".

https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-57-the-sunday-magazine/clip/15832596-what-indoor-spaces-health-well-being


More about this book: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9780374716684

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The Gilded Ones

https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/600179/the-gilded-ones-by-namina-forna/


Author Namina Forna has always loved fantasy, but she never saw people who look like her included in it. So, she's written her own fantasy novel, The Gilded Ones. She joins us to talk about the book:

https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1876330563726

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