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  • Forbes selects 1.000 PLACES TO SEE BEFORE YOU DIE for their Father's Day Gift Guide

    Posted: 2021/06/02   Source: Forbes Magazine

     1,000 Places to See Before You Die has been included in Forbes Magazine's Father's Day gift guide. The book is included in their list of best travel books for dads and they call it “a travel book for both dads who are ready to plan future trips and those who simply want to daydream about it… The book serves as a great reminder that travelers should always take the time and look beyond the hotspots to find the real marvels in any place they visit.”

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  • Just Released! Paint by Sticker Outer Space

    Posted: 2021/05/07   Source: Workman Publishing

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  • Ryland Peters & Small to Implement New FSC Certified Publishing Program

    Posted: 2021/04/22   Source: Thomas Allen & Son

    On this Earth Day (April 22, 2021), Ryland Peters & Small is pleased to announce they are moving to an FSC certified publishing program. (The Forest Stewardship Council is a non-profit organization that sets standards to ensure products come from responsibly managed forests that provide environmental, social and economic benefits.)

     Starting with their Fall 2021 releases, all CICO Books and Ryland Peters & Small titles will feature the FSC certified logo. As they are reprinted, backlist titles will be updated with the FSC logo. 

     As a distributor we are proud to be working with publishers who recognize the need to be responsible for our sustainability and to be part of this current global initiative

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  • Help Your Virtual Student with Big Fat Notebooks!

    Posted: 2021/04/16   Source: Thomas Allen & Son

    With many schools going back to full time virtual learning students will need all the help they can get! Big Fat Notebooks are a revolutionary study guide series created by the editors of America's #1 educational bestseller, Brain Quest. Each indispensable study guide is like getting to borrow the notebook of the best student in class, with highlighted key concepts, doodles that illuminate tricky ideas, mnemonics, and more. Now with study guides for both High School and Middle School!

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  • Yo-Yo Ma Entertains with Impromptu Concert

    Posted: 2021/04/05   Source: Thomas Allen & Son

    Who was that masked man playing the cello while he waited for observation after receiving his second vaccine dose? It's Yo-Yo Ma, internationally acclaimed cellist (and, of course, the performer of the music on Sandra Boynton's newest release Jungle Night!). His impromptu concert made international news! To hear more fans can pick up Jungle Night which has a free downloadable soundtrack, performed by Yo-Yo Ma.

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  • Toronto Star features Emma Biggs, author of Gardening With Emma

    Posted: 2021/03/15   Source: Toronto Star

    The Toronto Star has featured Emma Biggs, author of Gardening With Emma. Emma's love for gardening and tomatoes are explored in a profile by columnist Shinan Giovanai, as well a mention of her amazing book and an author event with the Toronto Botanical Gardens. Please click here to read more!

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  • The Duchess of Cambridge is in the News!

    Posted: 2021/03/01   Source: Thomas Allen & Son

    PEOPLE MAGAZINE and HARPER'S BAZAAR are both featuring The Duchess of Cambridge! Author Bethan Holt is the fashion news and features director at The Telegraph and her expertise is called upon in this month's issue to talk about fashion influence of the ever-popular Duchess of Cambridge, Kate. 


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  • Niki Jabbour Gives Cold-Weather Growing Tips on HGTV!

    Posted: 2020/11/02   Source: Thomas Allen and Son

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  • Thomas Allen & Son Welcomes White Star Publishers!

    Posted: 2020/10/26   Source: Thomas Allen and Son

    Effective immediately, Thomas Allen & Son will become the exclusive Canadian distributor for White Star Publishers, the Milano–based, international publisher of illustrated books for both children and adults. Founded in 1984, White Star has become a renowned for its incredible high quality production values, publishing in themes ranging from photography, nature, travel, fashion, vehicles and motoring to art and architecture, music and cinema, cooking, parenting and gift books. 

    White Star Publishers was previously distributed in Canada by Sterling. Returns will be accepted by Thomas Allen & Son effective Jan 1, 2021.

    Please take a moment to review the catalogues below to find the right books for your customers:

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  • Thomas Allen and Son Welcomes Red Wheel/ Weiser!

    Posted: 2020/10/06   Source: Thomas Allen and Son

    Effective October 1, 2020, Thomas Allen & Son will become the exclusive Canadian distributor for Red Wheel/ Weiser, the Newburyport–based metaphysical, spiritual, and business publisher.

    With roots that go back to the Weiser bookstore, founded in 1926 in New York City, Red Wheel/ Weiser has a long history as publishers of esoteric, occult teachings from around the world, tarot, astrology, and new wisdom about how to live in these changing times. Hampton Roads is another one of their lines that has published books about spirituality and health, including their well-known series Conversations with God. In the business category Career Press provides phenominal resourses for owners and employees alike.

    In addition to being one of the largest independent metaphysical pubilsers in North America, Red Wheel/ Weiserhey also distributes other metaphysical lines including Hierophant, Rockpool Publishing, Ozark Mountain Publishing, Eddison Books, and many more!

    Please take a moment to review the catalogues below to find the right books for your customers: 

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  • Algonquin Books has TWO Reese's Book Club Picks!

    Posted: 2020/10/05   Source: Thomas Allen and Son

    We have some news to share. Some big, wonderful news. A doubleheader of good news: Our friends at Algonquin Books and Algonquin Young Readers, have published BOTH of Reese’s Book Club‘s current picks! Side-by-side selections.

    Announced Thursday, His Only Wife by Peace Adzo Medie is the October book choice, and Furia by Yamile Saied Méndez is the YA pick, which was runs until October 15 (and it’s a great read for grownups of any age). We send our eternal gratitude to reader extraordinaire Reese Witherspoon for seeing the brilliant storytelling and empowering joy of these two novels and helping us share them with the world!

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