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    tawâw Progressive Indigenous Cuisine Shane M. Chartrand Canada, Jennifer Cockrall-King Canada
    9781487005122 Hardcover COOKING / Regional & Ethnic On Sale Date:October 01, 2019
    $34.95 CAD 8 x 10 x 1.2 in | 2.73 lb | 304 pages Carton Quantity:12 Canadian Rights: Y Ambrosia
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      tawâw [pronounced ta-WOW]:
      Come in, you’re welcome, there’s room.

      Acclaimed chef Shane M. Chartrand’s debut cookbook explores the reawakening of Indigenous cuisine and what it means to cook, eat, and share food in our homes and communities.

      Born to Cree parents and raised by a Métis father and Mi’kmaw-Irish mother, Shane M. Chartrand has spent the past ten years learning about his history, visiting with other First Nations peoples, gathering and sharing knowledge and stories, and creating dishes that combine his interests and express his personality. The result is tawâw: Progressive Indigenous Cuisine, a book that traces Chartrand’s culinary journey from his childhood in Central Alberta, where he learned to raise livestock, hunt, and fish on his family’s acreage, to his current position as executive chef at the acclaimed SC Restaurant in the River Cree Resort & Casino in Enoch, Alberta, on Treaty 6 Territory.

      Containing over seventy-five recipes — including Chartrand’s award-winning dish “War Paint” — along with personal stories, culinary influences, and interviews with family members, tawâw is part cookbook, part exploration of ingredients and techniques, and part chef’s personal journal.

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      SHANE M. CHARTRAND, of the Enoch Cree Nation, is at the forefront of the re-emergence of Indigenous cuisine in North America. Raised in Central Alberta, where he learned to respect food through raising livestock, hunting, and fishing on his family’s acreage, Chartrand relocated to Edmonton as a young man to pursue culinary training. In 2015, Chartrand was invited to participate in the prestigious international chef contingent of Cook It Raw, and has since competed on Food Network Canada’s Iron Chef Canada and Chopped Canada. For over a decade, he has been on a personal culinary journey to figure out what it means to be of Cree ancestry and Métis upbringing and be a professional chef living and working on Treaty 6 Territory.



      Born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, JENNIFER COCKRALL-KING is a Canadian food writer who now lives in the small community of Naramata, in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley. She is the author of Food and the City: Urban Agriculture and the New Food Revolution and Food Artisans of the Okanagan Valley. Her writing has appeared in publications across North America, including Maclean’s, Reader’s Digest, Eighteen Bridges, Canadian Geographic, and enRoute magazine. tawâw: Progressive Indigenous Cuisine is her third book.

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      Best in the World — Innovative, Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2019, Winner
      Innovative Gourmand World Cookbook Award 2019, Winner
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      The recipes are wonderful, representing a variety of ideas … Chef Chartrand set out to create a cookbook that expresses his personality and that replicates how he learned about his own identity and history. He is part of a group of Indigenous chefs from Canada and the United States who are taking back the Indigenous culture that was stolen from them. tawâw: Progressive Indigenous Cuisine is a welcome voice in the ongoing conversation about the resurgence of Indigenous culture and food.
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    Ship to Shore Straight Talk from the Seafood Counter John Bil, Frédéric Morin Canada
    9781487004132 Hardcover COOKING / Specific Ingredients On Sale Date:October 16, 2018
    $34.95 CAD 8 x 10 x 1 in | 2.73 lb | 304 pages Carton Quantity:14 Canadian Rights: Y Ambrosia
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      Winner, 2019 Taste Canada Award — Single-Subject Cookbooks, Silver
      An Eat Northi Best Cookbook of the Year
      A Now Magazine Best Cookbook of the Year

      Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about seafood — what to look for at the fish counter, how to ensure what you’re buying has been responsibly farmed, and what to do with it when you get it home — by one of the food industry’s most-beloved and respected authorities on all things fish.

      John Bil, one of the food industry’s most beloved and respected authorities on all things fish, gives seafood lovers the knowledge and confidence they need to make smart decisions about the fish they consume. Why does halibut cost what it does? Were those wild spot prawns responsibly sourced? How do you clean a squid? And what’s the best way to prepare those live cherrystone clams when you get them home?

      Ship to Shore: Straight Talk from the Seafood Counter features over fifty delicious recipes accompanied by elegant, full-colour photography that will have you lining up at your local fish counter.

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      JOHN BIL (1968-2018) worked with fish — on the water, behind the counter, and in the kitchen — for over twenty-five years. Bil began his career shucking oysters at the Toronto dining institution Rodney’s Oyster House, before venturing east to the Maritimes, where he spent over a decade working in the shellfish and fish farming industry, and later opened his first restaurant, Ship to Shore, in Darnley, Prince Edward Island. A respected and in-demand seafood expert, Bil assisted with the openings of several other high-profile restaurants, including M. Wells Steakhouse (New York), Claddagh Oyster House (Charlottetown, PEI), Restaurant Joe Beef (Montreal), and most recently, his own Honest Weight (Toronto).



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      Taste Canada Award — Single-Subject Cookbooks, Silver 2018, Winner
      An Eat North Best Cookbook of the Year 2018, Commended
      A Now Magazine Best Cookbook of the Year 2018, Commended
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      The information and recipes you need to make good choices at the seafood counter.
      A comprehensive guide, written with heart, that any seafood lover will treasure.
      [A] thorough account of what you might find at your favourite restaurant or the seafood counter at the local supermarket . . . infused throughout with John’s philosophy of fish.
      It’s safe to say that this book will and should be a staple across kitchens in Canada and abroad.
      A comprehensive guide, written with heart, that any seafood lover will treasure.
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    Three Times a Day Marilou Canada, Alexandre Champagne Canada
    9781487000356 Hardcover COOKING / Courses & Dishes On Sale Date:October 10, 2015
    $34.95 CAD 8.38 x 10.88 x 1.3 in | 3.5 lb | 256 pages Carton Quantity:12 Canadian Rights: Y House of Anansi Press
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      Three Times a Day was born of out of shared passions: Marilou’s for cooking and the art of entertaining and Alexandre Champagne’s for photography. Quebec pop sensation Marilou always loved food and cooking, but suffered from anorexia for six years in her late teens and early twenties. Now twenty-four, Marilou created a blog (Trois fois par jour) as a form of healing so she could start testing recipes, table settings, and food styling; Alexandre — her then boyfriend — took all the pictures. Their aim was to transform the relationship people have with food for the better — and to encourage them to take a fun and unpretentious approach to how and what we eat. The blog took off and was soon turned into a bestselling book that has sold more than 200,000 copies in Quebec.

      In Three Times a Day, Marilou and Alexandre offer more than 100 new recipes that are delicious and easy to make and fit any budget, skill level, or dietary restrictions. Recipes include Cream of Beet & Almond Butter Soup; Chorizo, Crab & Shrimp Paella; Lemon & Olive Chicken with Feta Couscous; Gnocchi Pan-Fried in Butter with Pancetta & Peas; and Banana & Caramel Pudding. Beautifully photographed, Three Times a Day allows us to delve into an intimate universe full of flavours, colours, and beauty, and reminds us of the positive and healing nature of food in our lives.

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      MARILOU is a French-Canadian pop singer. Three Times a Day emerged from her hugely popular blog (“Trois fois par jour”), which she created with her photographer husband Alexandre Champagne. It has sold more 200,000 copies in Quebec. She lives in Boucherville, Quebec.



      ALEXANDRE CHAMPAGNE is a photographer. He is the co-creator of Three Times a Day that emerged from the hugely popular blog (“Trois fois par jour”) he runs with his wife, singer Marilou. The book has sold more than 200,000 copies in Quebec. He lives in Boucherville, Quebec.

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      Food is culture, food is nutrition. Food is friendship. . . In this book, food is a gift. . .
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    Three Times a Day: Simple and Stylish Marilou Canada, Alexandre Champagne Canada
    9781487002442 Hardcover COOKING / Courses & Dishes On Sale Date:October 07, 2017
    $34.95 CAD 10.88 x 8.38 x 1.5 in | 3.62 lb | 320 pages Carton Quantity:8 Canadian Rights: Y Ambrosia
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      After the extraordinary success of Three Times a Day, Marilou and Alexandre Champagne are back with a beautiful second volume featuring more than 100 brand new recipes.

      Marilou and Alexandre Champagne are back with Three Times a Day: Simple and Stylish. Featuring more than 100 brand new recipes themed around practical categories like Indulgence, Entertaining, Quick & Easy, Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Vegetarian, and His Choice, this new volume is illustrated with more than 300 pages of delicious recipes and beautiful colour photography throughout.

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      [Three Times a Day: Simple and Stylish] offers plenty of options for food sensitivities and dietary requirements, but always with stunningly beautiful images that capture one woman’s ever-changing relationship with food.

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    How to Host a Dinner Party Corey Mintz Canada, Steve Murray Canada, Sarah Polley
    9781770892309 Hardcover COOKING / Entertaining On Sale Date:May 25, 2013
    $19.95 CAD 5 x 7.75 x 0.81 in | 0.84 lb | 192 pages Carton Quantity:40 Canadian Rights: Y House of Anansi Press
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      From the author of the Toronto Star’s wildly popular column “Fed” comes the essential guide to throwing the perfect dinner party in any situation.

      We’ve all been there: twenty minutes before guests arrive, and you’re unsure if you’ve got enough wine, or enough chairs, or whether your friend is a vegetarian or a vegan. Hosting a dinner party is hard, but Corey Mintz can help. For his popular Toronto Star column, "Fed," he has presided over 115 dinner parties, every week opening his home to strangers and friends alike in an effort to perfect the craft of hosting. And in How to Host a Dinner Party, he shares everything he’s learned in a hilarious handbook that will appeal to everyone ? from those throwing their first dinner party to seasoned entertainers looking to enhance their skills.

      This book guides readers through everything they need to know about hosting, starting with the golden rule ? that the goal of a dinner party is to have fun with our friends, not to show off our cooking skills. It will explain why we like to gather for dinner, when we should host, who we should invite, what we should cook, and how we should cook it. Featuring recipes, anecdotes, expert analysis, and an endless bounty of how-to tips, it is the essential guide to perfecting the art of welcoming people into your home.

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      Corey Mintz writes the popular Toronto Star column “Fed,” in which he documents the weekly dinner parties he hosts for friends and featured guests.



      Steve Murray is a columnist, cartoonist, and illustrator for the National Post. He lives in Toronto.

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      After 150 dinner parties, Mintz is well equipped to dish out advice...with good humour...with a thoughtful introduction by Sarah Polley (a friend of Mintz’s), lively illustrations by Steve Murray and several dinner party-appropriate recipes, the book is beautifully laid out in 10 chapters.
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    The Lost Words Robert Macfarlane, Jackie Morris
    9781487005382 Hardcover ART / Subjects & Themes On Sale Date:October 02, 2018
    $40.00 CAD 10.75 x 14.5 x 0.6 in | 3.22 lb | 128 pages Carton Quantity:8 Canadian Rights: Y Anansi International
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      From bestselling Landmarks author Robert Macfarlane and acclaimed artist and author Jackie Morris, a beautiful collection of poems and illustrations to help readers rediscover the magic of the natural world.

      In 2007, when a new edition of the Oxford Junior Dictionary — widely used in schools around the world — was published, a sharp-eyed reader soon noticed that around forty common words concerning nature had been dropped. Apparently they were no longer being used enough by children to merit their place in the dictionary. The list of these “lost words” included acorn, adder, bluebell, dandelion, fern, heron, kingfisher, newt, otter, and willow. Among the words taking their place were attachment, blog, broadband, bullet-point, cut-and-paste, and voice-mail. The news of these substitutions — the outdoor and natural being displaced by the indoor and virtual — became seen by many as a powerful sign of the growing gulf between childhood and the natural world.

      Ten years later, Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris set out to make a “spell book” that will conjure back twenty of these lost words, and the beings they name, from acorn to wren. By the magic of word and paint, they sought to summon these words again into the voices, stories, and dreams of children and adults alike, and to celebrate the wonder and importance of everyday nature. The Lost Words is that book — a work that has already cast its extraordinary spell on hundreds of thousands of people and begun a grass-roots movement to re-wild childhood across Britain, Europe, and North America.

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      ROBERT MACFARLANE is a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and the author of a number of bestselling and prize-winning books, including The Wild Places, The Old Ways, Holloway, Landmarks, and Underland, which won the Wainwright Prize. His work has been translated into many languages and widely adapted for film, television, and radio. The American Academy of Arts and Letters awarded him the E. M. Forster Award for Literature in 2017. He is a word collector and mountain climber — and he has three children who have taught him more about the world than any book.



      JACKIE MORRIS grew up in the Vale of Evesham and studied at Hereford College of Arts and at Bath Academy. She won the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal, the highest honour in children’s book illustration, for The Lost Words. She has illustrated for the New Statesman, the Independent, and the Guardian, collaborated with Ted Hughes, and has written and illustrated over forty books, including beloved classics such as The Snow Leopard, The Ice Bear, Song of the Golden Hare, Tell Me a Dragon, East of the Sun, West of the Moon, and The Wild Swans. Jackie Morris lives in a cottage on the cliffs of Pembrokeshire.

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      Awards
      CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2018, Winner
      Wainwright Prize 2018, Short-listed
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      Every page is enthralling.
      Stylish and melancholy, The Lost Words is a book to savour.
      Art, verse, and nature are combined with entertaining elegance in The Lost Words . . . This large, quality hardcover allows words and watercolour to shine and results in a work that can be left open at any page to stunning effect.
      Utterly enchanting, it’s celebration of nature — but also language itself. If I ran the world, it’d be in every school library and classroom possible.
      This union of natural history, poetry, art, and whimsy is, indeed, a truly enchanting all-ages book of life to contemplate, read aloud, and share.
      A sumptuous, nostalgic ode to a disappearing landscape.
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    The Lost Words Otter Puzzle Robert Macfarlane, Jackie Morris
    9781487007607 ART / Subjects & Themes Age (years) from 12 Publication Date:October 01, 2019
    $28.95 CAD 27 x 19 x 2.5 in | 1.76 lb Carton Quantity:6 Canadian Rights: Y Anansi International
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      This 1000-piece special-edition jigsaw puzzle is based on The Lost Words, the internationally bestselling collection of poems and illustrations by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris.

      In 2007, when a new edition of the Oxford Junior Dictionary was published, a sharp-eyed reader soon noticed that around forty common words concerning nature had been dropped. Apparently they were no longer being used enough by children to merit their place in the dictionary. The list of these “lost words” included acorn, adder, bluebell, dandelion, fern, heron, kingfisher, newt, otter, and willow. Among the words taking their place were attachment, blog, broadband, cut-and-paste, and voice-mail.

      Ten years later, Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris set out to make a “spell book” that will conjure back twenty of these lost words, and the beings they name, from acorn to wren. By the magic of word and paint, they sought to summon these words again into the voices, stories, and dreams of children and adults alike, and to celebrate the wonder and importance of everyday nature. The Lost Words is that book — a work that has already cast its extraordinary spell on hundreds of thousands of people.

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      ROBERT MACFARLANE is a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and the author of a number of bestselling and prize-winning books, including The Wild Places, The Old Ways, Holloway, Landmarks, and Underland, which won the Wainwright Prize. His work has been translated into many languages and widely adapted for film, television, and radio. The American Academy of Arts and Letters awarded him the E. M. Forster Award for Literature in 2017. He is a word collector and mountain climber — and he has three children who have taught him more about the world than any book.



      JACKIE MORRIS grew up in the Vale of Evesham and studied at Hereford College of Arts and at Bath Academy. She won the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal, the highest honour in children’s book illustration, for The Lost Words. She has illustrated for the New Statesman, the Independent, and the Guardian, collaborated with Ted Hughes, and has written and illustrated over forty books, including beloved classics such as The Snow Leopard, The Ice Bear, Song of the Golden Hare, Tell Me a Dragon, East of the Sun, West of the Moon, and The Wild Swans. Jackie Morris lives in a cottage on the cliffs of Pembrokeshire.

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    The Book for Dangerous Women Liz Hoggard, Sarah-Jane Lovett, Clare Conville
    9781770890169 Hardcover REFERENCE / Personal & Practical Guides On Sale Date:May 19, 2012
    $19.95 CAD 5.5 x 7.25 x 1.05 in | 0.98 lb | 336 pages Carton Quantity:28 Canadian Rights: Y Anansi International
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      Ever wonder how to best dress your apple-shaped figure? Do you know the top twelve rules on how to properly (and discreetly) conduct an affair? The Book for Dangerous Women is a sly, elegant encyclopedia of practical wisdom by three women who know a bit about life and bring their myriad of experiences of bear on topics such as marriage, infidelity, motherhood, sex, fashion, friendship, work, and self-discovery.

      More than five hundred entries of safe advice show us how to get through life with a little grace and a lot of fun — from how to accept compliments to when to wear "cami-knickers," to how to deal with ambivalence (toward lovers, friends, or foes), and why owning a cat and a fancy dress may be more fulfilling than sex. Many entries include insights from the famed and infamous, such as Oscar Wilde, Coco Chanel, Mae West, Eve Ensler, Albert Camus, Anaïs Nin, and William Shakespeare.

      Written and compiled by three dangerously knowledgeable, absolutely fabulous, and mordantly witty women, The Book for Dangerous Women is a must-have guide for moments of crisis and a delectable compendium of humour and advice.

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      Liz Hoggard is a columnist and interviewer for the Evening Standard.

      Sarah-Jane Lovett, is a Diarist for the Evening Standard and The Times.

      Clare Conville is a literary agent, who was listed by the Observer as one of the top 50 players in the world of books.
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      ... [a] hilarious and helpful guide to modern womanhood ... [the authors] provide good advice, genuine insight, and stunningly funny takes on more off-beat topics ...
      ... a feisty, must-have reference book for the 2K woman.
      ... wise and funny ...
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    Paris Undressed The Secrets of French Lingerie Kathryn Kemp-Griffin, Paloma Casile
    9781487000639 Hardcover SELF-HELP / Fashion & Style On Sale Date:November 12, 2016
    $24.95 CAD 8 x 5.25 x 0.88 in | 0.84 lb | 320 pages Carton Quantity:33 Canadian Rights: Y Ambrosia
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      In the spirit of French Women Don’t Get Fat and Bringing Up Bébé comes the quintessential book about what French women can teach us about the world of lingerie.

      American women wear underwear. French women wear lingerie.

      French women seem inherently more confident in their bodies, able to embrace the sensuality of life and love. What’s their secret?

      Lingerie.

      Paris Undressed will help women feel at ease with their figures and show them how to integrate a lingerie lifestyle à la française to enhance their own femininity, confidence, and joie de vivre. It will transform the way women perceive their undergarments — and their bodies — and reveal how to co-ordinate a lingerie wardrobe to reflect personality and to meet lifestyle needs with the right dose of reverie. This book goes behind the seams, combining cultural references, expertise, and practical advice to inspire every woman to reconsider her underwear drawer.

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      KATHRYN KEMP-GRIFFIN is a journalist and entrepreneur. She has been living in Paris and working in the lingerie industry since 1990. She started her own lingerie company, Soyelle, which specialized in accessories and beauty products, before founding Paris Lingerie Tours — the ultimate luxury rendez-vous for helping women fulfill their lingerie dreams. In 2009, she founded Pink Bra Bazaar, a charitable organization dedicated to breast health education and supporting women with breast cancer. Born in Canada, she lives in an old millhouse outside of Paris with her husband, five children, and assorted pets.



      PALOMA CASILE designs a line of eponymous lingerie. She graduated top of her class from ESMOD Paris, the oldest fashion school in the world. She apprenticed in houses such as Chantal Thomass and Cadolle, before winning the lingerie prize at the Dinard Festival of Young Fashion Designers. Her illustrations are as graphic, modern, and sensual as her collections. She lives in Paris.

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      The book is a surprisingly fun take on the ‘us versus them’ Paris expat experience, and demonstrates that good lingerie — don’t ever call it underwear — is part of the cultivation of the sensual that is essential to the French art of living.
      In the book, Kemp-Griffin essentially offers a mindfulness guide to wearing lingerie the French way. She tells readers how to take a Marie Kondo-like approach to their underwear drawer (though Step 1 is to call it lingerie, not underwear).
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    Roots: 40 Years of Style Suzanne Boyd Canada, Dan Aykroyd Canada, Michael Budman Canada, Don Green Canada
    9781770894198 Hardcover DESIGN / Fashion & Accessories On Sale Date:November 01, 2013
    $39.95 CAD 9.5 x 11.5 x 0.85 in | 3.44 lb | 232 pages Carton Quantity:11 Canadian Rights: Y House of Anansi Press
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      To commemorate Roots Canada’s fortieth anniversary, Roots: Forty Years of Style celebrates the company’s rich history and brings together a curated collection of the best and most visually arresting photographs from the Roots archive — many of which have never been seen before.

      As one of Canada’s most iconic brand, Roots has a history that runs deep into the heart of this country. Founded in 1973 by Michael Budman and Don Green, with a goal of translating their affinity for the Canadian wilderness and sport into a distinctive and unique aesthetic, Roots is now an internationally renowned company synonymous with excellent design, workmanship, and innovative store concepts. From their revolutionary Negative Heel Shoes to their Beaver Canoe sweatshirts, their celebrated Team Canada Olympic hats to their high-quality leather goods, groundbreaking interiors, and camp chic, the company has truly defined Canadian style.

      Roots: Forty Years of Style celebrates the company's rich heritage and brings together a curated collection of the best and most visually arresting photographs from the Roots archive — many of which have never been seen before. Featuring an introduction by Michael Budman and Don Green, a foreword by famed fashion editor Suzanne Boyd, and an afterword by Academy Award-nominee Dan Aykroyd, this stunning stylebook takes us through Roots history and gives us a look into how this exceptional brand continues to be a global lifestyle leader.

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      This coffee table-worthy tome goes a long way to explaining how Roots came to be the plus ultra of CanCool.

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