The BNC Blog

Thursday
Aug272015

Secrets of grownup colouring revealed!

How do Canadians love adult colouring books? We have counted the ways.

A couple of weeks ago, we shared a blog post all about the recent uptick in colouring books for grownups, along with a quick poll to find out who’s buying these books and why. Now that the poll is closed, we can dig our greedy fingers into the data and finally get some answers.

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Tuesday
Aug252015

Infographic: Discovering Kidlit

Where do teens discover new books to read? And how do parents choose books for their kids?

Culled from the answers to our Ask A Reader series, we’ve compiled some of the most eye-opening facts about discovering juvenile books and laid them out in a handy infographic.

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Tuesday
Aug252015

Books (and catalogues) for Everybody

Books For Everybody (BFE) publishes twice-a-year lists of highly recommended titles from independent booksellers. Each spring and fall, BFE offers up a selection of upcoming titles so indie retailers can review, place advance orders, and prepare in-store promotions and sales strategies.

This year, we used CataList to build a handy 2015 BFE catalogue. Take a look and order your copies today!

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Tuesday
Aug252015

Ask A Reader: Do readers care if an author is Canadian?

In our latest response to your Ask A Reader questions, we address the red-and-white elephant in the room: do Canadian readers even care (or know) if a book is written by a Canadian author? 

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Tuesday
Aug182015

Podcast: Information doesn't want to be free

Wrapping up our series of talks from Tech Forum 2015 is the incomparable Cory Doctorow. In this talk, he describes three laws of information-age creativity, freedom, and business that are woven deep into the fabric of the Internet’s design, the functioning of markets, and the global system of regulation and trade agreements. It’s deep stuff.

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