The Goat

The Goat

Nickname of iconic writer Virginia Woolf. See also: a curious, intelligent animal known for its lively behaviour and ability to climb steep precipices.

November 20, 2017

Perfect Books to Gift This Holiday Season

It’s that time of year again: holiday displays are twinkling, malls are bustling, and shoppers are searching for gift inspiration. We’ve no doubt that books make crowd-pleasing gifts—why else would bookstores, on average, achieve their highest sales of the year pre-Christmas? And what could be more hygge than curling up with a favourite...

September 14, 2017

How to be a #bookstagram star: Interview with Alyssa Hamilton

Meet Alyssa Hamilton, the voracious reader behind the wildly popular bookstagram account, Swept Away By Books (@sweptawaybybooks on Instagram). With nearly 80 thousand followers, this English Literature and Publishing graduate is one of the most beloved bookstagrammers on the internet. We spoke with Alyssa about how she got started, what she’s...

August 18, 2017

A veteran indie bookseller shares her must-reads

Searching for the perfect book for the rest of your summer vacation? Here’s a little secret: indie bookstores give the best recommendations.

August 1, 2017

We’re hiring!

ZG Communications is hiring a Communications Team Member.

July 24, 2017

If you like this, then: Best podcasts for readers

Plot twists, protagonists and poetic language – a new wave of literary podcasts offers many of the same things we love about books. Some also provide insight into writers’ lives. Others perform poems and stories out loud. So, if you love reading, but need a break now and then, consider tuning...

June 15, 2017

How to transform your reading experience

Have you ever finished a book and, a short time later, forgot what it was about? Or had trouble relating its plot to a friend? You’re not alone: in today’s world – where information is more constant and available than ever before, and distracted reading is quickly becoming the norm –...

May 11, 2017

Social media giveaway: “Traces of Words” at MOA

This week, we are delighted to give away two tickets to Traces of Words: Art and Calligraphy from Asia: an upcoming exhibition at Vancouver’s Museum of Anthropology. To enter the contest, answer this skill-testing question via our Facebook page. Traces of Words is near and dear to our hearts. Why? Like all Vancouverites...

March 25, 2017

6 simple ways to support your book publicist

In our personal lives we know that strong and healthy relationships are built on trust, mutual support and respect. And when it comes to your relationship with your publicist, this couldn’t be truer. A good publicist should be invested in and supportive of your goals, excellent at communication, and adept at interpersonal...