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  • CBC Radio features Leanne Brown author of GOOD ENOUGH

    Posted: 2022/01/18   Source: CBC Radio

    Leann Brown, author of Good Enough is appearing on CBC programs across the country today. Tune in to one of 17 CBC radio programs on January 18th between 2:30 - 6:30 pm EST. From SHIFT with Vanessa Valk in New Brunswick, HERE AND NOW with Gill Deacon in Ontario, to ALL POINTS WEST with Robyn Burns on Vancouver Island, Leanne will bring the comforting message of Good Enough!

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  • WOODLAND DANCE is a Toronto Star Bestseller!

    Posted: 2021/11/12   Source: The Toronto Star

    Woodland Dance by Sandra Boynton is a Canadian bestseller! Woodland Dance appeared on the Toronto Star bestseller list at number 8 in the Children’s and Young Adult category! Make sure you have this title in stock for all your customers!

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  • IACP Book of the Year Winner: MOSQUITO SUPPER CLUB

    Posted: 2021/10/25   Source: IACP

    On Saturday, the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) awarded Melissa Martin’s MOSQUITO SUPPER CLUB both Best Book in American Cooking and BOOK OF THE YEAR!!

    Congratulations to Chef Martin, her editor Judy Pray and to everyone at Artisan who contributed to publishing this remarkable book!

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  • Presenting GASTRO OBSCURA

    Posted: 2021/10/12   Source: Workman Publishing

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  • Thomas Allen & Son to Distribute for Fitzhenry & Whiteside

    Posted: 2021/09/17   Source: Thomas Allen & Son

    News Release

     We are delighted to announce that effective October 1, 2021 Thomas Allen & Son will assume the sales and distribution for Fitzhenry & Whiteside.  This move marks an important alliance between two independent Canadian publishers.  Fitzhenry & Whiteside will be able to concentrate on its publishing program of award-winning Canadian books and rights and Thomas Allen & Son, Canada’s oldest independent distributor, will effectively combine and ship orders, making ordering and customer service more efficient, thus saving customers time and effort.

     As of October 1st, all orders for Fitzhenry & Whiteside titles and associated imprints should be directed to Thomas Allen & Son.  Fitzhenry & Whiteside will continue to accept returns of books purchased directly from them until December 31, 2021.  Please continue to remit your payments for all Fitzhenry invoices to Fitzhenry. Payments and credit notes issued by Thomas Allen must be paid to Thomas Allen.

     Thomas Allen and Fitzhenry & Whiteside have been working side by side since Thomas Allen moved its operations to the Fitzhenry & Whiteside warehouse in 2016.  We are all excited to see what the future holds in Canadian publishing with this increased alliance. 


     Sharon Fitzhenry

    President & CEO

    Fitzhenry & Whiteside Ltd


     Thomas James Allen

    President & CEO

    Thomas Allen & Son Ltd

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  • Presenting Merriam-Webster's new line for Kids: Word of the Day!

    Posted: 2021/08/16   Source: Merriam-Webster

    Inspired by Merriam-Webster's popular Word of the Day digital feature, this book builds knowledge one day at a time with 366 masterful words, ages 8-12. Become a word virtuoso in just one year with 366 crackerjack words aimed to impress. This charmingly illustrated book features boffo words selected by the masterminds at Merriam-Webster.

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    Posted: 2021/07/05   Source: Workman Publishing

    An introduction to EMDR, a proven trauma therapy with the power to heal, cowritten by a world-renowned therapist and a patient who experienced transformative relief through EMDR therapy. 

    Cowritten by a patient who experienced transformative relief from trauma through EMDR therapy, and a world-renowned psychologist who explains exactly how and why EMDR works, Every Memory Deserves Respect provides clear information while offering inspiration and hope.

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  • Presenting YOKE by Jessamyn Stanley

    Posted: 2021/06/25   Source: Jessamyn Stanley

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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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