25th Trillium Award

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Five Explorer Questions With Rose Ricciardelli

Rose Ricciardelli knows a lot about the inner workings and failings of Canadian prisons. Coordinator of Criminology in the Department of Sociology at Memorial University, her writing is found in many academic journals and now in her first book Surviving Incarceration: Inside Canadian Prisons (Wilfrid Laurier Press).

Five Explorer Questions with Jon Radojkovic

Open Book Explorer is happy to interview Jon Radojkovic about his popular book Barns of the Queen’s Bush (Brucedale Press).

Open Book Recommends: Chilly Fall Reading Guide

The air is crisp, the days are cool and there are pumpkins everywhere! It's Halloween, the perfect day to share our Chilly Fall Reading Guide with you. We've put together a list of books that are creepy, freaky and full of spine-tingling thrills. There's something to entertain all readers on Halloween night, or any chilly fall night when something spooky is in order.

Discover Ontario one book at a Time with the Open Book Explorer

Open Book: Ontario and the Ontario Book Publishers Organization (OBPO) are pleased to announce the launch of the Open Book Explorer, an interactive online feature that makes connections for readers between history books and historical landmarks. Search the Explorer by book, region, city or landmark and discover mapped tours, author interviews, supplemental reading lists and feature articles.

Five Explorer Questions with Richard Feltoe

Richard Feltoe's wealth of knowledge regarding The War of 1812 has lead to many featured books in the Open Book Explorer. Click on any tour relating to The North American War as he calls it, and you'll see.

Five Explorer Questions With Marianne Apostolides

Marianne Apostolides' writing is something to behold. Nuanced, beautifully layered, it leads a reader to anticipate one thing, and then surprises them with another. Her book Voluptuous Pleasure (BookThug), was met with critical acclaim and rightly so. In it, Apostolides wrestles with the very nature of language - how it carries an inherent deception.

Five Explorer Questions with Howard Akler

Howard Akler’s debut novel, The City Man (Coach House Books), takes readers to an arcane bit of Toronto's criminal history during the 1930s.

Five Explorer Questions with James Laxer

Award-winning author and former columnist for the Toronto Star, James Laxer’s highly-praised Tecumseh and Brock (House of Anansi) is a fine addition to the Open Book Explorer.

Five Explorer Questions with Judy Plaxton

Judith Plaxton's book is an excellent addition to our Underground Railroad tours on the Open Book Explorer.

Mystery Café


Wednesday, October 8, 2023 - 6:30pm


Grounded Coffeehouse and Kitchen
100 Gloucester Street
Ottawa, ON
K2P 0A4


Join some of Ottawa’s best crime and mystery writers for readings and musical entertainment.

Authors include:
Vicki Delany
Michael J. McCann
Linda Wiken (aka Erika Chase)
Mary Jane Maffini (aka Victoria Abbott)
Barbara Fradkin
Brenda Chapman

M.C.: Mike Martin author of the Sgt. Windflower Mysteries

Musical entertainment:
J.D. Robertson and Geoff Johnson with guest Daniel Laurin

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