Books published by Biblioasis

Transparent City

Biblioasis International Trans | April 1, 2018 | 400 pages
A gripping portrait of contemporary urban Africa--by turns magic realist, deeply emotional, and savagely satirical.  More Info


Biblioasis International Trans | June 1, 2018 | 172 pages
A magical realist take on the life of legendary jazz pianist Oscar Peterson, the immigrant experience, and the alchemy of music in 1950s.  More Info


Biblioasis International Trans | October 17, 2017 | 304 pages
Love letter, travel-memoir, manifesto--Bookshops is a diverting cultural history of bookstores as spaces of creative energy and social change.  More Info

Meeting the Tormentors in Safeway

Biblioasis | September 10, 2013 | 64 pages
If Robert Browning had boobs, the result might be these ticklishly rhythmic and roundly recitable poems.  More Info

Red Girl Rat Boy

Biblioasis | September 10, 2013 | 192 pages
A new collection from noted feminist author and winner of the prestigious Journey Prize for short fiction.  More Info


Biblioasis | April 11, 2008 | 158 pages
A collection of 99 Canadian sonnets from the 19th Century to the present.  More Info


Biblioasis | September 1, 2007 | 189 pages
What are boys and men thinking? Thats what the wry, observant, heartbroken and hilarious girls and women in these stories want to know. What are they thinking when they warn women against adventure, gulp ale in moonlit truck wrecks, steal their fingers down their nurses thighs, tell their little... More Info

The Pope's Bookbinder: A Memoir

Biblioasis | June 4, 2013 | 400 pages
"Entertaining, moving, informative, intelligently hopeful: I know of few other books like this one to warm the cockles of a booklover's heart." ?Alberto Manguel "For anyone who loves books too well?who lusts after them, lives in them, mainlines them?David Mason's memoir will be a fix from heaven.... More Info

The Tuner of Silences

Biblioasis | September 11, 2012 | 224 pages
"Eleven when I saw a woman for the first time, I was seized by such surprise I burst into tears."  More Info

Blood Secrets

Biblioasis | December 4, 2012 | 240 pages
Family missteps and physiological mysteries are brought together in a collection sure to raise the blood.  More Info


Biblioasis | January 1, 2013 | 292 pages
After the reverend who raised him dies, free-black tavern-owner David finds his past coming back to haunt him, in a historical novel set in 19th-century America. Original.  More Info

Unruly Voices

Biblioasis | October 16, 2012 | 300 pages
?Mark Kingwell is a beautiful writer, a lucid thinker and a patient teacher ... His insights are intellectual anchors in a fast-changing world.” ?Naomi Klein, author of No Logo Meet the ?fast zombie" citizen of the current world. He is a rapid, brainless carrier of preference-driven consumption.... More Info


Biblioasis | October 23, 2012 | 300 pages
Like a little Freud in your fiction? C.P. Boyko's new collection is a dream come true. Perversely funny new work.  More Info

About Love

Biblioasis | October 9, 2012 | 112 pages
Three of Chekhov's lesser-known stories, now beautifully rendered into English by novelist David Helwig. Sublimely illustrated by Seth.  More Info