Category Archives: New Books

Alan Hollinghurst

Alan Hollinghurst  is speaking tonight (Nov. 1) at the Toronto Reference Library, and there’s an interesting article about him in yesterday’s New York Times.

We have Hollinghurst’s five novels at Laidlaw Library, including his latest, The Stranger’s Child..

Canadians on Booker short list

What exciting news that two Canadians are on the short list for this year’s Booker Prize!  We have both these books at Laidlaw Library:

The University College art collection

There’s only one more week to see “Great Art for a Great University,” the  exhibition of the UC art collection which is at the UofT Art Centre until March 19th.  It includes fascinating paintings of UC places and UC people, as well as terrific landscapes, abstract paintings, etc. by great Canadian painters such as Lawren Harris.

The beautiful colour catalogue for this show was launched this week — it’s on sale at the UofT Art Centre, and Laidlaw Library has two copies ready for loan.

Happy International Women’s Day

In honour of International Women’s Day, here are a few recent additions to our collection:

The Ecology of Food

This Wednesday (March 9) at 4:30 David Tilman is speaking at University College on “The Ecology of Food: Can We Feed the World and Save the Earth?”.

If this lecture puts you in the mood to read about food, here are a few interesting recent books about urban agriculture:


Shawn Micaleff will be at Hart House this Thursday evening (Feb. 10) to talk about his recent book Stroll: Psychogeographic Walking Tours of Toronto. (available at Laidlaw Library). In case, like me, you’re a little hazy on just what “psychogeographic” might mean, here’s a Wikipedia article which tries to explain it.

The Defining Decade

This evening (Jan. 13) there will be a book launch at University College for The Defining Decade: Identity, Politics, and the Canadian Jewish Community in the 1960s, by Harold Troper: