Much to the chagrin of countless fans, the world lost bestselling and influential military novelist Tom Clancy on Tuesday, October 1, 2013. Clancy died at 66 near his Baltimore home at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The cause of death was not immediately released. Clancy’s literary career began with The Hunt for Red October (1984), which he sold to the Naval Institute Press, the first publisher he tried (and which had never...Read more
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Black Moss Press is a literary press based in Windsor. It was founded in 1969 by local author, poet, journalist, and professor Marty Gervais. Since its inauguration, Black Moss Press has published more than 400 first edition books and has published the debut works of more than 100 new authors. Black Moss Press has published the works of such esteemed authors as Paul Vasey, Mary Ann Mulhern, Eugene McNamara, B.P....Read more
It’s obvious this year, I’m really excited for the holidays! I love the decorations, the music, the food, the extra time to spend with loved ones. I always love the decorations we put up at WPL and this year I was excited to make my own contribution…I get to combine a few of my favourite things making a holiday display out of books! It’s something I’ve wanted to do ever...Read more
With November nearly at its end and Black Friday, American Thanksgiving, and Christimas coming up it’s a busy time for many. Of course, with the weather (perhaps finally) turning colder it’s a great time to curl up with a good book. As always, the folks at WPL have been busy reading some excellent works. Here’s just some of what we enjoyed best this month. Rob: Lost Detroit: Stories Behind...Read more
On Sunday, November 22 starting at 9 am, there will be a major upgrade to our Information Technology infrastructure. Access to the WPL online catalogue and customer accounts will be unavailable, although access to the website will not be impacted. We anticipate theses services to be available at 12:30 pm. If there is a change to this timeline, we will update this notice. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause....Read more
Author Neil Gaiman is promoting a novel idea*, giving away scary books for Halloween, and at WPL we’re here to help. We have nearly 100 titles by Gaiman; wonderful horror books for adults, teens, and children; books about Halloween including some great crafts; ghost stories; paranormal romance novels; and all kinds of other wonderful books, movies, and games. This could also be a great time to explore classic horror like the works of Bram...Read more