Jackson Square location of Coles is closing after 51 years

It feels like the end of an era as the Hamilton location of bookstore chain Coles in Jackson Square will be closing its doors.  Coles has been one of the anchor tenants of the iconic Jackson Squa...

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Hamilton literary festival gritLIT announces 2023 lineup

Hamilton’s lovers of literature have plenty to get excited about at this year’s gritLIT Festival: an annual celebration of Canadian literature that brings together readers and authors to share in ...

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Beloved bookshop The Printed Word finds a new home in Dundas

One of the best independent shops for books, art zines, collectible literature, and more has found a new home after announcing its closure a few months ago. The Printed Word is a gem in Downtown Dunda...

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Hamilton author Mark Coakley tells fascinating stories with a fresh voice

Hamilton-based author Mark Coakley’s journey to becoming a professional writer has been anything but linear.  Prior to penning a profuse collection of both nonfiction and fiction works, Coakley fou...

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Hamilton library sees overdue book returned 46 years late

Better late than never, I guess? The Hamilton Public Library (HPL) just received a book return that surely sets a new record for lateness. The library shared via social media that a member recently re...

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Two Hamilton libraries are closing for three months for renovations

Heads up to the local lovers of literature: two branches of the Hamilton Public Library (HPL) are set to close for three months as they undergo some large renovations. The HPL’s Terryberry and Westd...

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Hamilton Book Crawl is happening this weekend

A new monthly street event that endeavours to be Art Crawl for the literary set is happening in Hamilton this weekend. Hamilton Book Crawl, a free street event celebrating local literature and the aut...

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First-ever Hamilton ‘Book Crawl’ kicks off on Ottawa Street

If James North’s monthly Art Crawl is your name, a similar event with a literary twist is happening in Hamilton this evening that may be right up your alley. Hamilton’s first-ever Book Crawl will ...

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Hamilton’s Pickwick Books creates surprises for lovers of literature

As any avid reader will likely tell you, one of the best parts about picking up a new book is the sense of the unknown: the excitement of each turn of the page presenting the opportunity for a revelat...

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Hamilton Public Library has completely eliminated late fees

The Hamilton Public Library (HPL) has changed the game. The city’s circuit of public library branches has made the decision to completely eliminate late fees from all borrowed library materials goin...

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