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Congrats to Alice Munro! Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature

Alice Munro, often called the Chekov of our times, a true master of the short story. Her stories are complex, moving and insightful – a reminder of the dramas embedded in the lives of everyday people. Congrats! Here, a trio of links to celebrate. Munro revisits her childhood and her mother’s illness. When my mother was […]

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New coffee specials!

Coffee’s pretty great. Now it’s about to get better. The Bookworm has a whole bunch of new French presses and a variety of new coffee blends to brew them to perfection in. We are glad to start with a very special coffee selection for this month: –          Ethiopian Yergacheffee, a smooth and very rich coffee, full of flowery aromas […]

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Who made the cut? 2013 Man Booker longlist announced

Congrats to Tash Aw and all the other finalists! Five Star Billionaire Tash Aw (Fourth Estate) We Need New Names NoViolet Bulawayo (Chatto & Windus) The Luminaries Eleanor Catton (Granta) Harvest Jim Crace (Picador) The Marrying of Chani Kaufman Eve Harris (Sandstone Press) The Kills Richard House (Picador) The Lowland Jhumpa Lahiri (Bloomsbury) Unexploded Alison MacLeod ( Hamish Hamilton) TransAtlantic Colum McCann (Bloomsbury) Almost English Charlotte […]

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Lit Links! Royal babies, Pasta and Book Covers

What’s catching our attention on the Internet? Royal babies, book covers and pasta. 1. Born today – not just a royal baby but also an entire children’s book category. 2. Selling Chinese literature abroad tough abroad abroad. 3. On the Noodle Road author Jen Lin-Liu talks pasta, Marco Polo and the Silk Road. 4. McSweeney’s explains how to use storytelling to market […]

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New Membership Rewards

Now there are even more reasons to become a members of The Bookworm. Members will now receive 10% off all food and drink orders. You will need to present your membership card to take advantage of this deal. The discount is non-transferable and can not be used with another discount. For information on becoming a […]

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Summer Reading Recommendations

For our second round of summer reading recommendations, Kristen Lum of Kristen is: Currently reading- The Last Days of Old Beijing: Life in the Vanishing Backstreets of a City Transformedby Michael MeyerNext Up- Born to Run, A Hidden Tribe – Superathletes & the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen (as inspiration for my half […]

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Summer Reading Recommendations: Pathlight Team

What better way to brave the heat than to curl up in a shady spot with a good book and a tall, dewy glass of something cold? This summer, we’re asking some of our favorite people about town to share what’s on their list. Check back every Friday for new recommendations. First up, the wonderful […]

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China Goes Global author Professor David Shambaugh’s Summer Reading Picks

Professor David Shambaugh is the author of China Goes Global: the Partial Power. In the book, the eminent China scholar gives a sweeping account of China’s growing prominence on the international stage. Thirty years ago, China’s role in global affairs beyond its immediate East Asian periphery was decidedly minor and it had little geostrategic power. […]

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Leanne Hall’s Top 5 Young Adult Books

Leanne Hall is an Australian-Japanese writer of short stories, non-fiction and YA novels. Her award-winning debut novel This is Shyness is the tale of Wildgirl and Wolfboy, two teens from different sides of the proverbial tracks who meet in and set off on an adventure through Shyness, a place where the sun no longer rises.  Using elements […]

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