Mugs!

Along with our beautiful classic novels, you can order ceramic mugs featuring three of the Gladstone Press covers! This is a limited time offer for the holiday season. Pre-order now!

News!

New year, new stores

Display of Gladstone Press books and mugs at Books on Beechwood in Ottawa, ON

Happy New Year! (This will be the last time I start any message that way. Until next year. I promise.) Over the past few months, the number of stores now stocking Gladstone Press titles has exploded, so I haven’t been able to keep up with it in the News section here. So if you have been checking this section for a store near you, may I suggest trying this Where To Buy page instead?

Some highlights:

The latest stores to stock my titles are in BC. In Sechelt, you can find all of the books at Talewind Books, and Mosaic Books in Kelowna now stocks Gladstone Press. (I loved browsing this store when I visited Kelowna.)

In Toronto, three Book City locations now stock my books. (Shout out to the Beaches location, which is near where my mom grew up.) And the gorgeous U of T Bookstore on their St. George campus has added Gladstone Press titles to their extensive selection of classics. (If you can, go in and gaze at that ceiling. It’s astonishing.)

In Ottawa, Octopus Books and Books on Beechwood stock all titles. Bonus: Books on Beechwood ALSO stocks all three Gladstone Press mugs (including the elusive Wuthering Heights edition).

There are a LOT more stores – just check out the Where to Buy page. If your local bookstore isn’t listed, you can always phone or visit in person, then ask them to order in one of my titles. They will happily ship in the book for you without charging you shipping costs.

Over the next few months I aim to post here about upcoming titles, bits of trivia, and events that may interest you. But for now, I’m in the midst of proofreading my spring titles (Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen! The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford!). So, patience, and stay tuned!

The Age of Innocence in the NYT

To describe the world more fully is to change it. To let the world go undescribed is, in some way, not to know it, at one’s own peril. ‘The Age of Innocence’ opens in ‘a kind of hieroglyphic world, where the real thing was never said or done or even thought, but only represented by a set of arbitrary signs.’ In the course of the novel, Wharton puts those ‘real things’ into thought and writing….In a way, every age is an age of innocence, because every age has its own unsaid, half-known truths, which are articulated more clearly over time. Even after the particular circumstances described in a novel have vanished, we can still recognize ourselves and our lives in them.

Elif Batuman wrote about Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence for last week’s Sunday NYT Books section. Lovely stuff.

Interview on All Lit Up

It’s not easy to find the right symbol, much less find a lesser-used symbol: if you look at other editions of The Scarlet Letter, the vast majority use the red ‘A.’ It’s impossible to avoid using it, really, so I did use the red ‘A’ – but in the title itself and on a red background, so it is invisible. I’m just trying to find ways to make a person stop, think, and reevaluate this book. Perhaps these symbols intrigue them enough to get them to read.

I was interviewed about Gladstone Press’s mandate, how the designs happen, etc. on All Lit Up’s blog. You can read it here.