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  • THIN AIR streeter: Jennesa Dyck

    I saw Jennesa Dyck swing dancing with a bunch of friends at the outdoor stage in the Exchange District at the Winnipeg Jazz Festival earlier this summer. I approached her, we began talking, and our topic of conversation often circled around both books and reading. What are you currently reading? “Right now I’m reading four books. Well, I’ve […]

  • Manitoba Reads top eight have been chosen

    It took one month and 1700 votes from people in 17 countries, but the results are in! Of the original 16 titles on the Manitoba Reads roster, only eight remain. Those titles are: Catherine Hunter – The Dead of Midnight Chandra Mayor – All the Pretty Girls David Robertson – The Life of Helen Betty […]

  • Losing a child will never be easy…

    Loss – no matter what form it comes in – can be a truly devastating experience. Every single person experiences loss in a different way, and it takes a tremendous amount of courage to recover from the grasp of sadness and despair. Two books that will be featured at THIN AIR 2011 deal with a […]

  • THIN AIR streeter: Amanda Buchko

    What better way to escape the drama of your everyday life than by taking a break from it and indulging in someone else’s life story? You could read a biography, perhaps. Even better, pair that with a trip to the nearest park and you’re in for a treat… That is where I found Amanda Buchko […]

  • We want your books!

    THIN AIR is holding a mega book sale at The Forks Market on the Labour Day weekend in September. Support our fundraising efforts and clear out your overcrowded bookshelves at the same time! We’re looking for gently used books of all types. Please, no magazines or National Geographics. Drop off your books during business hours […]

  • Manitoba is filled with talented writers

    We’re hooking up with CBC Manitoba & McNally Robinson Booksellers to produce the very first Manitoba Reads, a friendly-but-fierce contest to choose a book for all of us to read. The long list of 16 titles is now online. You can vote once a day for your favourite book. On July 30, the top 8 […]

  • A collection of stories by Clark Blaise

    I am a big short story reader. Literary journals such as Prairie Fire, Event and CV2 have always been my choice reading materials, and I can usually be found with some sort of short story collection tucked into my purse. When I stumbled upon The Meagre Tarmac, a novel written as a collection of short […]

  • THIN AIR streeter: Lexsie Castro

    Under the shade of Manitoba Hydro Place, Lexsie Castro sat at Second Cup sipping her coffee and enjoying A Piece of Cake. This piece, however, was enjoyed not by a fork but by the eyes. It is a book titled A Piece of Cake: A Memoir, and it was written by Cupcake Brown. What is […]

  • Gabe Foreman thinks about people

    Every person is different, yet we are all still people. Gabe Foreman’s reference book – A Complete Encyclopedia of Different Types of People – attempts to define who and what people are through a collection of poetry that is unique, funny and engaging. While not every person may understand the collection as a whole, there […]

  • THIN AIR streeter: Mallory Richard

    Mallory Richard was sitting at the Second Cup in Osborne Village when I saw her reading. For future reference, the cool, air-conditioned solace of the coffee shop is a wonderful place to isolate oneself from the summer heat, especially when paired with a good book and caffeine. She was reading Canadian Labour in Crisis by […]