The Bell Jar

A haunting classic that chronicles the breakdown of a brilliant, talented, successful young woman. More

Middlemarch

Ranked number one in a 2015 BBC poll of the 100 greatest British novels. More

The Alchemist

An inspirational phenomenon; one of the bestselling books in history. More

Stuart Little

White’s beloved classic about a small mouse on a big adventure is a perennial bestseller. More

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Pulitzer Prize winner; considered one of the classic works of creative nonfiction of the late twentieth century. More

Beezus and Ramona

Newbery Medal winner; humorous and beloved tale of the ups and downs of sisterhood. More

C.S. Lewis and Christianity

Born in 1898 in Belfast, Clive Staples Lewis lost his faith in Christianity at a young age after his mother died and he was sent away to boarding school. More

The Odyssey of Homer

Hailed as “the best translation there is of a great, perhaps the greatest, poet” (New York Times Book Review). More

Black Boy

A powerful and eloquent autobiography that has sold more than a million copies since publication. More

A planning meeting at Collins Canada, circa 1940s

In this photograph, Charles H. Sweeny, Editorial and Production, F. F. Appleton, publisher (center), and Margaret V. Paull, staff artist and typographer, plan the first Canadian production of Little Grey Rabbit Books. More

Emma Donoghue

Like many teenagers, I spent more of my summer holidays than I probably should have immersed in the world of The Lord of the Rings. More

Room

Winner of the 2011 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize regional prize; made into a major motion picture. More

The Carrot Seed

An early classic in children’s literature about perseverance; never out of print. More