“As of March 15, 2023 Thomas Allen is no longer accepting orders. For further direction on how to place orders during the transition to Firefly, please contact Amanda at amanda.dasilva@t-allen.com or reach out to your Thomas Allen sales rep. Thank you for your continued support through the years, Thomas Allen & Son”


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  • Important Customer Announcement

    Posted: 2023/03/21   Source: Thomas Allen & Son

    Attention All Customers

    Thomas Allen & Son is closing as of March 31st, 2023. March 15th was the final day for orders and the final shipments were made on March 17th. We are grateful for your support over the years.  

    Many of our books will be available for ordering from Firefly Books, starting on April 3rd. Please contact service@fireflybooks.com to set up an account or to place your orders.

    The following publishing lines will be moving forward to Firefly Books:

    • Amber Lotus
    • Boulder (W. of Atlantic Canada)
    • Brilliance Publishing
    • Fox Chapel and Imprints
    • Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Whitecap, Red Deer, Fifth House
    • Lerner and Imprints (Trade only)
    • Llewellyn Worldwide
    • Merriam Webster, Inc
    • Red Wheel/Weiser and Imprints
    • Ryland Peters and Small
    • Sleeping Bear Press
    • Yankee Publishing, Inc

    A list of ISBN prefixes for these publishers will be sent by email or can be found at: https://tinyurl.com/4uszv7y9

     Your sales representatives will continue to serve you at Firefly Books, after April 3.

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  • Jamie Lee Curtis mentions the BOOK OF AWAKENING in her Red Carpet interview!

    Posted: 2023/03/13   Source: Thomas Allen & Son

    In a red carpet interview Oscar award-winner Jamie Lee Curtis discussed how she prepared for the momentous day of the award ceremony.

    "I read a book called The Book of Awakening, by Mark Nepo, and today's offering was the most profound one I've ever read in conjunction with what's going on today here. The word 'everything' was in it all throughout, and this book was obviously written a long time ago. So, I do meditation, I'm a sober person, I talk to people, I communicate with my friends..." 

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  • Viral TikTok video has turned Stone Maidens into a Bestseller!

    Posted: 2023/02/23   Source: Thomas Allen & Son

    Stone Maidens by Lloyd Devereux Richards is the number one book in Amazon.ca's Mystery, Thriller & Suspense category after a video from his daughter went viral on TikTok! Readers are loving the story and rave reviews are pouring in!

    @stonemaidens It’s a beautifully written thriller on Amazon 🥹❤️ #stonemaidens #booktok #authorsoftiktok #thrillerbooks #books ♬ original sound - e
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  • Do the Work for Black History Month and Beyond

    Posted: 2023/02/22   Source: Workman Publishing

    It's Black History month and it is time to Do the Work!

    Do the Work! is a hands-on workbook for anyone overwhelmed by racial injustice, and who keeps asking the question “what can I DOOOOOO?!” Revelatory and thought-provoking, this highly illustrated, highly informative interactive workbook gives readers a unique, hands-on understanding of systemic racism—and how we can dismantle it. 

    Do the Work!

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  • Visit Thomas Allen at the OLA Super Conference 2023

    Posted: 2023/01/06   Source: Thomas Allen & Son

    Thomas Allen will have a booth at the Ontario Library Association Super Conference on February 2-3rd, 2023. Come visit us to see new releases, and to meet our authors!

     OLA Super Conference 2023
    Metro Toronto Convention Centre
     255 Front St W, Toronto, ON
     Booth 219-221

    Thomas Allen OLA Booth

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  • Merriam-Webster names 'Gaslighting' word of the year

    Posted: 2022/12/01   Source: The Globe and Mail

    Merriam-Webster has announced the word of the year and "Gaslighting' tops the list. In this age of misinformation—of “fake news,” conspiracy theories, Twitter trolls, and deepfakes—gaslighting has emerged as a word for our time.

    A driver of disorientation and mistrust, gaslighting is “the act or practice of grossly misleading someone especially for one’s own advantage.” 2022 saw a 1740% increase in lookups for gaslighting, with high interest throughout the year.

    Merriam-Webster Word of the Year Gaslighting
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  • Best Books to Gift this Year from the Globe & Mail

    Posted: 2022/11/21   Source: Globe & Mail

    The Globe and Mail featured three of our titles in their “Best books to Gift This Year feature”.  Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults was featured in the Kids's Gift Guide, Ejaculate Responsibly was a recomended gift for Politicos, and Kinfolk Islands for the adventurer. 

    Globe and Mail - Best Books to Gift This Year

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  • Monique Gray Smith and Nicole Neidhardt on adapting Braiding Sweetgrass for a YA audience

    Posted: 2022/11/04   Source: The Quill & Quire

    The Quill & Quire features Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults on their front page today. Books for Young people editor Inderjit Deogun interviews Monique Gray Smith and Nicole Neidhardt on the inspiration behind adapting Braiding Sweetgrass for a YA audience and the necessity for this timely adaptation.

    Quill and Quire Interview

    Click here to read the Quill & Quire Interview

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  • Ejaculate Responsibly is a New York Times Bestseller!

    Posted: 2022/11/03   Source: Thomas Allen & Son

    Ejaculate Responsibly by Gabrielle Stanley Blair is a New York Times Bestseller! Readers are embracing this timely response to the debate about abortion which focuses on men’s lack of accountability in preventing unwanted pregnancies.

    NYT Bestseller List

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  • Distribution Change - Cottage Door Press

    Posted: 2022/10/17   Source: Thomas Allen & Son

    Distribution Change: Cottage Door Press


    Effective December 31, 2022, Thomas Allen & Son will no longer serve as the distributor for Cottage Door Press. After this date all orders and returns can be directed to PGC/Raincoast Book Group.

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  • SECOND CHANCES wins the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People

    Posted: 2022/10/03   Source: Canadian Children's Book Centre

    Congratulations to Harriet Zaidman! SECOND CHANCES is the winner of the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People. Awarded by the Canadian Children's Book Centre, the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People rewards excellence in the writing of an outstanding work of historical fiction for young readers, by a Canadian author, published in the previous calendar year

    Harriet Zaidman Accepting the AwardSecond Chances

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  • A Tribute to Queen Elizabeth II - Commemorative Edition

    Posted: 2022/09/22   Source: Thomas Allen & Son

    Celebrate the life of life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with the most complete collection of exclusive and in-depth content regarding Queen Elizabeth II and her childhood,family, influence, and reign. This stunning tribute encapsulates the entire 96-year span of her life through hundreds of historical photographs – including the firstknown photos of her as a baby – and details the members of the royal family, the structure of the monarchy, the line of succession, and how it has all evolved over the last 100 years. 

    The Queen - pages 20-21

    The Queen - pages 120-121The Queen - pages 120-121

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  • Celebrate the life of Queen Elizabeth II

    Posted: 2022/09/19   Source: Thomas Allen & Son

    We are remembering Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II today by looking back at her many memorable public appearances. Celebrate her grace, dignity and iconic presence with The Queen: 70 Years of Majestic Style.

    The Queen - pages 20-21

    The Queen - pages 120-121

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  • WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT IT wins the R. Ross Annett Award at the 2022 Alberta Literary Awards!

    Posted: 2022/06/13   Source: Thomas Allen & Son

    Congratulations to Lorna Schultz Nicholson! Her young adult novel, WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT IT, won the R. Ross Annett Award for Children’s Literature (Chapter Books) at this weekend’s 2022 Alberta Literary Awards.

    WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT IT tells the story of a young athlete, Holly Callahan, who is shattered when she's cut from a national rowing team. She returns home to a bizarre family situation, and is at a loss for how to continue her training. When a knowledgeable, but mysterious, man at the rowing club offers to coach her in a single, she secretly agrees. Where did he come from?

    The Alberta Literary Awards were created by the Writers’ Guild of Alberta in 1982 to recognize excellence in writing by Alberta authors. Entries are judged by an independent jury recruited by the WGA. The R. Ross Annett Award was established in 1982 in honour of children's author Ronald Ross Annett (1895-1988) and recognizes a children’s book published by a resident of Alberta. The award alternates each year between picture books and chapter books. 

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  • Creating a Garden Retreat Featured in HOUSE & HOME

    Posted: 2022/06/06   Source: House & Home

    Gift Catalogues

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  • That Noodle Life featured in the National Post

    Posted: 2022/05/30   Source: The National Post

    That Noodle Life was featured this past weekend in the Nationl Post, where columnist Laura Brehault chatted with authors Mike and Stephanie Ye. The two "dished" on some of their favourite recipes and talk about the international inspirations behind their favourite creations.

    Mike and Steph share their love for DASHI, and umami-forward Japanes stock and share two recipes it is central to, The Soba Bowl ("Really Pretty Soba with Cucumber and Avacado"), and Long Summer Nights ("Steak and Heirloom Tomato Noodle Salad"). That Noodle Life will give home cooks many options to bring noodles to the dinner table. As Stephanie says, "There's taco night, there should be noodle night."

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  • Niki Jabbour shows how your garden can help fight climate change

    Posted: 2022/05/17   Source: The Globe and Mail

    Niki Jabbour, author of The Year Round Vegetable Gardener, and Growing Under Cover was in the Globe and Mail this weekend, teaching Globe readers how their gardens can help fight climate change, by making their gardens peat-free and becoming converts to the no-dig movement.

    “I stopped digging my gardens three years ago,” she says, adding that her soil (which was sandy) is now darker, dense with organic matter and holds moisture much better. This has the addend benefits of preventing the release of carbon that was previously stored in the soil, and which is disrupted and released by digging.

    Peat bogs, which are under serious threat around the globe, store vast amounts of carbon, and if gardeners can do their part to preserve them they will be making a serious reduction in their carbon footprints!

    Click here to read the full article.

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    Posted: 2022/04/11   Source: Thomas Allen & Son

    There are Moms Way Worse Than You has become a viral hit, trending all across the Twitter-verse and garnering praise (and a few raised eyebrows!) from mom's everywhere. Join the legions of readers who are grabbing this book as a pick-me-up for every mom they know, or those ungrateful adult children who are offering this backhanded compliment to their own mothers. Remember, when you are feeling down on yourself for your parenting fails, Glenn Boozan's hilarious book will provide irrefutable proof that you are indeed a fantastic parent!

    “Glenn Boozan is a wickedly funny writer and this hilarious book is a gift to mediocre moms everywhere.” –Conan O'Brien

    “This book is clever and funny and silly, 
    but also truly needed.
    Buy this book for the moms in your life, 
    so they know that they’ve succeeded.” –
    Sarah Silverman

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  • OFF THE EDGE author Kelly Weill to be interviewed by CBC Radio's Piya Chattopadhyay!

    Posted: 2022/03/01   Source: Thomas Allen & Son

    Tune in to CBC Radio One on March 6th as Kelly Weill, author of Off the Edge, appears on The Sunday Magazine with host Piy Chattopadhyay. They will be talking about the growth of the flat earth conspiracy, and what Weill discovered by immersing herself in that movement. In their discussion they will talk about why people come to believe in conspiracy theories, and what that means for all of us as we move into a world where people are struggling to decide upon the truth. Trucker convoys may enter the conversation! 

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  • REMINDERS OF HIM by Colleen Hoover is a Globe & Mail, and Toronto Star # 1 Bestseller!

    Posted: 2022/02/07   Source: Thomas Allen & Son

    Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover is a Canadian bestseller! Reminders of Him is in its second week in the number one spot for Adult Fiction in both the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star bestseller lists! Make sure you have this title in stock for all your customers, and please check out the other books from Colleen Hoover we carry, Regretting You, and Layla.

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  • Lerner Publishing Receives Caldecott Honor, Five other ALA Youth Media Awards!

    Posted: 2022/01/25   Source: American Library Association

    Lerner Publishing Group Receives Caldecott Honor, Five Other American Library Association Youth Media Awards

     UNSPEAKABLE by Carole Boston Weatherford, Illustrated by Floyd Cooper, was named a Caldecott Honor Book, a Sibert Honor Book, and is the Winner of the Coretta Scott King Book Awards for Author and Illustrator.

    WHERE I BELONG by Marcia Argueta Mickelson was named a Pura Belpré Young Adult Author Honor Book and CLASSIFIED by Traci Sorell, Illustrated by Natasha Donovan, received an American Indian Library Association Youth Literature Award Honor.

    This is just the most recent praise for UNSPEAKABLE, which was longlisted for the National Book Award, was a Kirkus Prize Finalist, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book, and was described as “A must-have" in a Booklist starred review.

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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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  • 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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